Now that both Halloween and Thanksgiving are over, it’s time to take down the old decorations and get ready for a completely new yet exciting theme: Christmas. As a commercial driver, you can really get into the spirits by having your truck reflect the most wonderful time of the year through several different and fun decorations. To get an idea of what you can do to your truck, take a look at our ideas and tips below.
Prep Your Truck
Before you bust out the new Christmas themed items, take the time to clean out your truck from any leftover debris to avoid filth from forming on your new decorations. Not only will it help the overall appearance of your truck, but also your decorations will look better on a clear place rather than a dirty area. If you have old decorations from previous holidays, be sure to store them away in a safe and secure area so you can easily find them next year.
Place a Festive Fixture on the Front
The first thing people almost always notice first as they pass by a semi-truck is the front part (for obvious reasons). Utilize this focal point by adding a Christmas fixture such as a wreath, bow, or miniature Christmas tree on the hood, grille, and bumper area. For added fun, customize your decoration towards your company or just give it your own personal touch. You can even use this as an opportunity for a fun family night by getting everyone together to make the decoration(s).
Light It Up
If you are really looking to get into the holiday spirit, there is no better way to decorate than by adding Christmas lights all around. The twinkling multi-colored or white lights are a staple product of the holiday season for several years. Many truck drivers add a string of lights to both inside and outside of their trucks for added decor. You can determine how much or how little you would like to be on there. Regardless of the amount, your truck will definitely be ready for the holidays.
Add a Holiday Themed Sign
Because a semi-truck is such a large vehicle, it has plenty of space for you to decorate, especially in the wide trailer section. You can make this space extra cheerful by adding a holiday-themed sign that other drivers see when they pass by you. Your positive message about the holiday will surely lift their spirits. The great thing about signs is they come in all shapes and sizes, so you can put as many or as little as you want. However, before you stick the signs on your truck, check with your company to make sure this is okay.
Decorate the Inside
Although the outside of your truck is what many people see, the inside is equally as important. Consider revamping the interior by switching out your seat covers, mats, and sleeping area to a more holiday theme. You can even add little holiday knick-knacks around the inside of the truck such as on your dashboard to get into the spirits.
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