Five Tips for Proper Sanitization for Your New or Used Heavy Truck

Sanitation and hygiene are more important than ever these days. No matter where you look, you’ll spot a sign explaining how to wash your hands, how much distance you need to have between you and another person, and how to clean up surfaces.

RJames Management Group has taken the necessary steps to ensure proper sanitation methods are being followed for all of their used heavy trucks for sale in Calgary, Red Deer, Kamloops, Kelowna, Chilliwack, and Cranbrook. 

If you’re wondering how we keep our cabs spotless or if you’re looking for advice on how to keep the inside of your truck sanitized, then follow these tips to stay clean and safe.

1. Cleaning Basics for your New or Used Heavy Truck

Before you start disinfecting your cab, there are some basics you should know if you want the best results and to be Covid-19 safe. Firstly, ensure that there is adequate ventilation before you start using chemicals. The last thing you want to do is breathe in anything harmful, so make sure the doors and windows are open while you’re scrubbing.

Also, ensure you’re wearing the appropriate safety equipment. You should be wearing disposable gloves that are compatible with the products you’re using. You should also be using any other personal protective equipment, also referred to as PPE.

2. Cleaning High Touch Surfaces

All interior and exterior high touch surfaces should be cleaned with mild soap and water before disinfecting it. High touch surfaces can include the armrests, steering wheels, and door handles. It’s best to use a lint-free cloth for disinfecting but refer to the rinse and drying recommendation of the product you’re using. 

3. Chemicals You Should Avoid

For Western Star, Freightliner, and Autocar vehicles, there are some products you should avoid using. If you see these chemicals on the bottle, then don’t use them as they can cause damage to the interior. These are:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Sodium chlorite
  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Glycol acid
  • Octanoic acid
  • Hypochlorous acid
  • Silicone

You should refer to Health Canada’s approved products to protect you from Covid-19. It contains detailed information on what materials you need to stay safe.

4. What to Do When You’ve Finished Cleaning

Once you’ve wiped off the last bit of dust, you should dispose of your gloves and PPE immediately. You should put them in a sturdy, leak-proof bad that can be tied shut and not reopened. Then go and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

5. How to Keep the Cab Clean

There are some methods you can follow to avoid doing a thorough wash down every time. Before you hit the road, wipe down all the surfaces you’re likely to touch with hot soapy water or an approved cleaning product before & after your shift (you should factor in around 10 minutes to get this done). Keep hand sanitizer on you so you can sanitize before getting in & out of your truck, and when possible wash your hands before getting into your truck. Keep cleaning wipes on you so you can sanitize your main touch points throughout your day.

Looking for a Heavy Truck for Sale in Calgary, Red Deer, Kamloops, Kelowna, or Chilliwack?

For spotless new or used heavy trucks for sale in BC or Alberta, there’s only one solution to consider. Visit RJames Management Group for all of your commercial truck and trailer needs.

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