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Todays Truck Cabs Designed with Driver Comfort and Safety in Mind


Today’s trucking industry is focused on attracting and retaining qualified truck drivers, and truck manufacturers are trying to help. Truck drivers today need to be rested and competent and the latest interior designs are primarily focused on making drivers more comfortable and productive.


New technologies, designs, and engineering methods are working cohesively to create cab interiors with cutting-edge amenities. Here are some of the latest premium driver-friendly features that take safety into consideration as well as driver comfort.


  • Improved knee and leg room
  • Driver-friendly layouts of switches and gauges to make operation more intuitive
  • Extra storage space (because there’s no such thing as too much storage space)
  • Improved precision steering that is ergonomically designed
  • Active brake assist with partial warning and braking for pedestrians
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning systems
  • Added power outlets for mobile devices
  • Sound dampening and added insulation for reduced noise levels
  • Luxurious cab and sleep interiors
  • Heated/ventilated seats
  • Ambient aircraft-inspired LED lighting and dimmers
  • Dedicated meal preparation areas
  • Integrated C-Pap machine options for drivers suffering from sleep apnea
  • Drawer-style refrigerator
  • Built-in microwave oven
  • Pre-wire for satellite TV
  • Premium audio system with 8 stereo speakers
  • Slide-out sleeper walls for added space when truck is parked
  • Driver loft with two opposing seats and a table that can be folded down into a full-size Murphy bed
  • Longer wardrobe closet
  • Space for a 26-inch flat screen television
  • Safety step grips and safety handle to make it easier to get in and out of the truck


Drivers are enjoying the new premium cab design features, which also support a good work-life balance. Better rested and relaxed drivers find they experience increased enjoyment of their home downtime, leading to a better quality of life both on and off the road.

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