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Cleaning Your Windshield Safely

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:16 AM by Troy Cummings

What is the safest way to clean your tractor windshield?  Here are a few tips:

  • Rain X or Lemon Pledge on the windshield once a week will help keep the bugs from sticking.  Lemon Pledge is more cost effective.  Research has shown that using a hydrophobic like Rain X or Lemon Pledge can increase the drivers’ visual acuity by as much as 34 percent and cut response time to a test target from four seconds to three. (A single second represents a significant margin of safety, since it translates to about 58 feet at 40 mph.)
  • Our fuel island now has squeegees and buckets just like the truck stops. 

  • Never stand on the tire or the fender of the truck as these are not a safe step.

  • Clean your windshield each time you fuel.  Studies show that a dirty windshield can reduce visibility by up to 40 percent!
  • Clean the inside of your windshield weekly.  Smoking, heaters, and your defroster will leave a film on the inside of the windshield this coating also creates more glare from the headlights of incoming vehicles.


Submitted by Greg Edwards, CDS

Don Hummer Trucking Safety & Training Manager




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