Trucks are the backbone of the transportation and logistics industry, facilitating the movement of goods across vast distances. Truck drivers often contend with challenges related to sunlight, heat, and glare, which can affect their comfort, safety, and overall productivity. Sunshades designed specifically for trucks have emerged as a practical solution to enhance the trucking experience, improving driver well-being and vehicle efficiency. This information brief provides an overview of the benefits, types, and applications of sunshades for trucks.


Benefits of Sunshades for Trucks:

  1. Driver Comfort: Sunshades offer truck drivers a more comfortable environment by reducing glare, heat, and discomfort caused by direct sunlight. This leads to a more pleasant and safer driving experience, especially during long hauls.

  2. Safety and Visibility: Sunshades help improve road safety by reducing glare, which can impede the driver's vision and concentration. Enhanced visibility and reduced eyestrain contribute to safer and more reliable trucking operations.

  3. Fuel Efficiency: By reducing the need for excessive air conditioning to combat heat, sunshades contribute to fuel savings, making trucking operations more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

  4. Interior Protection: Sunshades shield the truck's interior, including the dashboard and upholstery, from the harmful effects of UV radiation, helping to prolong the lifespan of the vehicle's components and reduce maintenance costs.

Types of AMS Sunshades for Trucks:

  1. Windshield Sunshades: These are designed to cover the truck's windshield and provide protection against UV radiation, glare, and excessive heat. They are available in various sizes and styles to accommodate different truck models.

  2. ThermalBlocks: These removable fabric-based window coverings are particularly beneficial with internally integrated thermal protection – both in summer as well as in the winter – when trucks are parked for long periods of time. In the summer, ThermalBlocks reflect the sunbeams thereby keeping the interior cool reducing the air-conditioning costs whereas in the winter the ThermalBlocks high heat-retention properties keep the heat in the vehicle reducing heating costs.

  3. Interior Curtains: Interior curtains are easily adjustable and can be drawn to block out sunlight. They are a cost-effective solution for providing shade to passengers.

  4. Cab Window Shades: These sunshades are custom-made to fit the side windows of the truck's cabin, providing protection against direct sunlight and glare. They are particularly beneficial for side windows where visibility is crucial.

Applications of Sunshades for Trucks:

  1. Long-Haul Trucking: Sunshades are crucial for long-distance truck drivers, who spend extended hours on the road. They help reduce fatigue and discomfort, ensuring a more productive and safer journey.

  2. Freight Transport: Trucks used for the transportation of goods benefit from sunshades to protect both drivers and cargo from the effects of excessive sunlight and heat.

  3. Specialized Trucks: Trucks equipped with specialized features, such as refrigerated trailers, also rely on sunshades to regulate the interior temperature and protect sensitive cargo.

  4. Construction and Utility Vehicles: Work trucks used in construction and utility applications utilize sunshades to create a more comfortable and productive work environment for the operators.

Sunshades for trucks are a valuable addition to the transportation and logistics industry, offering a range of benefits, including improved driver comfort, safety, and fuel efficiency. The various types of sunshades available cater to different trucking needs and preferences, making them adaptable to various truck models and applications. By incorporating sunshades into their fleets, trucking companies can significantly enhance the quality of the trucking experience, ensuring drivers have a more comfortable and safer journey while contributing to cost savings and sustainability in the industry.

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Here you will find information about aftermarket service for our shades and answers to questions you may have.

We are a Canadian company located in Markham, Ontario (just outside Toronto).

The cost of returning shades for repair where there is labour and parts involved would often be more expensive than ordering a new shade, which will be covered under a new warranty.
The part number is indicated on a label on top of the shade enclosure. Part numbers are not shown on shades without enclosures.
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