Whether covering long-haul routes or running local deliveries, all truck drivers rely on their truck seats to keep them comfortable and supported while on the road. However, many drivers neglect the importance of investing in a high-quality seat before heading out on a route. In reality, quality truck seats come equipped with special features that can help improve the health and physical comfort of the drivers who are required to sit in them for long periods of time.
Truck drivers who spend a lot of time on the road are required to spend long hours in the same position, subject to their vehicle’s constant vibration. It isn’t surprising, then, that many truck drivers experience back and neck pain, poor circulation to their legs and ligament pain. Higher-quality seats can help alleviate many of these issues thanks to their cushioned bolsters and neck rests, padded arm rests and better ergonomic positioning. The increased comfort can also help truck drivers avoid more serious injuries that may result from the stress of vibration and the unnatural rounded spine positioning that many seats force drivers into. In particular, seats equipped with off road turntables are able to effectively negate the damaging effects of a truck’s vibration, helping to protect truck drivers’ backs from potentially serious injuries.
Moreover, better quality truck seats typically offer more safety features to protect truck drivers in the case of an accident. For example, many high-quality seats come equipped with safety harnesses that help restrain the driver both during accidents and when the driver is forced to make a sudden stop. Considering the fact that the deaths of truck drivers in automobile accidents account for 12 percent of work-related deaths in this country, increased safety is something that all truck drivers can benefit from.
Beyond any health and comfort benefits that high-quality seats provide, better seats also typically come with better warranties that feature longer replacement periods. Since seats can have issues arise through use over time, a longer warranty period can help save significant money in the long run.
In short, there are a myriad of reasons why the average truck driver, whether making long or short runs, can greatly benefit from investing in a high-quality seat for their truck.