Just as the regular passenger vehicles have their own set of electronics that are used for necessity and pleasure the same applies to vehicles. Technology and electronics go hand in hand. Whenever some new technology comes out there most often be at least some types of electronics to support it. For example, on the horizon is the driverless trucks, and one can only imagine what types of electronics are going to be needed for this. This is still aways in the future, although maybe not all that far away. In the meantime for all those many trucks that drive the roads of the UK, there are many electronics that they rely on.
Many of the truck drivers are long-haul drivers. This means they are on the road a lot and in fact for some several days are spent in their trucks not only for driving but also for eating and sleeping. To give the trucker just a few of the comforts of home there are several different electronics that have been designed for use in the truck cabin, or to provide other conveniences.
Electronic Fuel Cap
Of course, the trucks have fuel gauges on the dash to inform the driver of the status of the fuel. An electronic fuel cap is not for this purpose. It is used to prevent the theft of fuel. A big rig that is parked and full of fuel is tempting for some to syphon off some of the fuel. This is annoying and costly for the truck driver. This electronic device can alert the driver if someone is tampering with the fuel, and it can also provide accurate information when refuelling.
Truckers have to be aware of the weather that they are going to be facing when on the road. They can use their radio for this but for really accurate and immediate information this may not be the best resource. There are now electronic devices that truckers can use to get real-time alerts. They have a digital radio built in that has a weather band that keeps the driver informed.
No matter how state of the art the truck may be which means superior seating truckers often end up with back problems. At the end of a long trip or even during the driving of one their backs can get sore and still. There are electronic seat add-ons that will provide heat and massage that can target different areas of the back to relieve the temporary discomfort.
Every trucker should really take the time to check out what electronics are available to them.