Questions About Personalizing The Truck?

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curio's Comment
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Hello! I have maybe a random question about people's experiences with personalizing their truck.

Quite often, I notice trucks on the road that seem very personalized, at least judging by the exterior (but of course I'm not too sure what they look like on the inside). Anyway, I'm wondering about how common or popular it is to personalize your truck, both interior and exterior?

How important it is to you to "add your own personal touches" so to speak? And have you personalized your truck at all? I mean, if you have to live in the truck, or at least be in it for hours and hours at a time, I assume that it's better to have it at least somewhat tailored to your needs and preferences, or to do something that makes it feel like home.

Would love to hear some people's experiences with this! I'm not sure why, but I am always curious about it.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Being a company driver, there's not a lot if anything you can do outside the rig. Inside, well, that's another story. As long as you aren't drilling tons of holes into things, or damaging the interior, the skies almost the limit. Just keep dash uncluttered/clear. Or you may have problems with some DOT officer/scales lol

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Navypoppop's Comment
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I doubt that most companies will allow you to personalize your assigned truck. If you are referring to extra "chicken lights", adding chrome accessories or anything that is permanently attached I'm sure that would be a no-go. Check with any company's HR department with this question and I'm sure they will say no. It is their investment and not yours.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Don't do anything that requires drilling holes or removing parts. If you cannot remove it all in an hour without basic hand tools...don't do it. If it leaves a residue like duct tape that is hard to remove...don't do it. Don't paint anything inside or outside. Don't dispose of anything you might remove such as curtains or window covers. Don't remove floor mats to put hardwood down. Don't add to or remove stuff from the frame or catwalks. Don't paint the wheels. You can add chrome hub and lug nut covers if you want.

The trucks you see customized on the road are generally done by people that own their trucks not company drivers. If you do lease purchase I'd recommend not changing much until you actually own it.

Well that's about all I can think of.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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At CFI we are not allowed to make any holes, drill or screw into the truck. They will put our name or call sign on our doors. We have inverters to provide 110/120 ac. I purchased my own mattress and I have a microwave and built in fridge. I ordered the fridge and our shop installed it. People use plastic storage bins and make things for their trucks. There are all kinds of led lights you could add.

CFI also allows chrome lug nut covers and hub caps. You can add those at your expense.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Prime will allow us to install things like TVs, bike racks.... They built me a shelf so my cat could climb onto the top bunk. Basically if you buy the part, you pay for them to install it. The outside of prime trucks that are decorated are lease trucks. The drivers pay thousands to a decal company and then pay to remove it when they turn the truck in. At 6 years in... I bet they would let me put my decals and design my next truck exterior. I have one more year of safe driving and as one of the rewards I get to order my truck with the options/color I want. I'm sure I could negotiate decals. Black truck with purple and pink "Kearsey" across it. 😂

I have fridge, CB, microwave, Direct TV and an incredible mattress that is now in my living room along with all my stuff until I get my next truck.

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