Truck Features Designed For Driver Comfort

Dec 2, 2022

Your truck is your home away from home, a place where you spend an incredible amount of time getting to and from your work site, store your materials and decompress after a long day. While there are several ways to build versatility and efficiency into your truck, what about the driver experience? At Monroe Truck Equipment, we support our customers by using and designing features that ensure long term comfort. Check out a few of these products and features below:

SmoothRide™ System

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The SmoothRide™ System is one of our mTEC™ line of product enhancements. We created the system to help tackle drivers’ biggest complaint: an uncomfortable ride. The system consists of a self-adjusting air bag that creates a “cushion” between the factory cab and frame mounts. This cushion is incredibly effective– it produces an effect of “floating on air” with a 50% reduction in max G-Force impact by decreasing shock impact to drivers and passengers. 

We know that a driver’s experience can set them up for success – or difficulty – on the job. A smoother ride increases comfort while decreasing pain and soreness. The SmoothRide™ also helps prevent the muscle fatigue that occurs on long bumpy rides, and as a result, increases driver retention.

Nitrogen Filled Gas Struts

We use gas filled door struts for all of our truck’s side compartments. Gas struts offer users a higher degree of control over the opening and closing of doors, creating a more comfortable and easy experience for the user. The process is smoother and more controlled than a mechanical coil strut. Instead of compressing the coil, the gas inside the strut is compressed inside the cylinder. That compressed gas pushes the door open without the need of an external source that creates the movement. This makes the use of these doors easier, more reliable, and safer– with decreased risk of discomfort during operation.

StepMate™ System ServicePro02

The StepMate™ System is another one of our mTEC™ line of product enhancements. The system is a 2-part ergonomic system designed for easier and less strenuous entry and exit of the truck bed. The system features a raised (or “pooched”) bumper that helps the user’s boot grip the step while getting in and out of the cargo area and prevent slippage. The step is one of the lowest steps in the industry, easing users safely from the ground. We also install an ingress grab handle on each side of the model to make it easy for users to get in and out of the truck. The three-point system ensures movement is smooth and safe, reducing chance of injury or discomfort.

Fold Down Sides

Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest difference. Investing in fold down sides offers many advantages. First, it allows for a quick and comfortable reach for tools, equipment or material. No need to climb uncomfortably in your truck bed when you can latch down your sides and quickly retrieve what you need. The hinge at the bottom allows the doors to lay completely flat, which makes loading with a forklift easier. If you’re in landscaping, fold down sides can help you move mulch, stones or soil with ease by providing a larger area of access. Loading and unloading heavy materials or equipment can do a number on your body over the years. Fold down sides helps keep your cargo in reach, creating a more enjoyable user experience.

Spring Return Tarp

Spring return tarps are a great way to make the covering and uncovering of your truck load easier and less strenuous. The spring-assisted control allows for simple and quick retracting– no more hand-rolling up your tarp. This not only saves you time, but creates a much more comfortable experience securing your haul at the end of a long day.

Investing In Your Future

We know your truck is a big investment. However, there is no greater investment than the comfort, health and safety of you and your employees. We are continually creating and engineering products that not only make your work easier, but are easier on your body as well. To learn more about our upfitting options, visit us at