Minimizer’s goal

The trucking industry drives America it has for more than a hundred years, from CB radios, to revered brands, to a culture that is celebrated for its history, its characters and most of all, its trucks. A truck driver started our company he discovered a way to make something better here in the heartland you can see that kind of resolve everywhere and it’s something we’ve taken to heart. Now that we’ve expanded from fenders to floor mats to seats to mattresses our goal is to respect the driver we do that through our tested and tortured process. Nothing is shipped from our campus until it passes the ultimate test. Minimizer is proud to be a part of the toughest industry and we’re proud to have been started by a truck driver. We stand up for our people our industry and most of all we stand up for each and every one of you.

Tested and tortured Testimonial 

“No problem – road salts or corrosions of any sort – that’s probably the number one thing, that and no crash for well repairs. Those two things are sellers for me – they’re there to stay.”
“I blow a tire, blow the fender off, five cars run over it, went back picked the fender up, put it right back on the truck with new brackets, everything – still running the fender today.”
“I really like them now because we blew a tire and I bent the fender and we straightened it out.”
“Minimizer fender’s the right fit for our product because of the durability, ah the name recognition – customers love it. It holds up well for ‘em – it’s easy for us to install, so you know it’s just a great fit for us. We’re trying to use name brands that people know, and Minimizer’s one that the trucker’s recognized so.”

Why Fleets Love Minimizer 

We’re in the dirt business, so we’re off road 50 percent of the time so they just, they just hold up they weren’t good for whatever we do.  They’re way better than, than virtually any other offender we use because they can take the beating and if we have a problem with them that’s usually caused by us.  I’ve never had to turn one in for warranty so.  We got a couple of situations where either the trucks have gotten stuck or, or we deliver a lot of egg line in the fields and farmers and stuff where trailers gotten dropped off, off a driveway or something and it’s laying right down on the fender and we were sure we had a problem after that you know, and get the trailer off and nothing wrong with the fender away we go.  They’re good product you know. We’ve been looking at ways to save fuel for quite a while and we put a bunch of you guys’ fenders on six of our trucks up north, and we’ve seen about a two-tenths per mile increase in our fuel mileage. That two-tenths of a mile – it’s all money in the bank.  I’m sure they’ll pay for themselves within six months.  You know, it’s worth it.  I don’t have any problem with the break- n crack-in like some of the other ones I’ve tried. They’re pretty easy to install. We had some problem before – the windows getting broke on the back in the truck.

We put the fenders on we’re not seeing any more windows getting broke.  We looked at your fenders many years ago, ah primarily as a weight-savings issue, and our big concern was durability – how would they hold up?  And then one of our technicians said, “well let’s do it again,” they said I’ll show you how to break ‘em, so we froze them again and he got ah, like a 12 or 13 pound sledgehammer out and start banging on them, and we thought for sure, ya know froze solid, they would break – they didn’t and that really convinced us.  We get on some boat trails, we get on some gravel roads, we get in areas where you get some over-center action going on. The fenders are pliable if we have to put a trailer down onto a fender, we know it’s gonna come right back. They’re paintable now so I can actually paint them to the color scheme of the truck. Again, it makes it look a little bit more fitted. This truly has met my objective where it’s, it’s lightweight, its economical, its durable, and it, and it looks good.

Minimizer Fenders

We’ve had stainless steel fenders on all the other trucks, and those just have never really worked out, so we bought a new set of full fenders – of the minimizer’s – um completely knowing that we were gonna destroy ‘em, and they don’t break, they just have not broke. We’ve dropped trailers on them, dropped pipes on ‘em, they just don’t break, and they’re great fenders – saved us a lot of money.  They are pretty darn durable, they are darned durable – I’d have to say that.  We were looking for a fender to be durable but yet lightweight so we don’t add much more weight to the truck – try to be weight efficient – good strength. Once we’ve had these ah, we just see the amount of material being kept down, the frame is much cleaner and everything, everything’s being kept on the road.  They’re worth – should probably charge more.

Why Fleets Love Minimizer

We’re in the dirt business, so we’re off road 50 percent of the time so they just, they just hold up they weren’t good for whatever we do.  They’re way better than, than virtually any other offender we use because they can take the beating and if we have a problem with them that’s usually caused by us.  I’ve never had to turn one in for warranty so.  We got a couple of situations where either the trucks have gotten stuck or, or we deliver a lot of egg line in the fields and farmers and stuff where trailers gotten dropped off, off a driveway or something and it’s laying right down on the fender and we were sure we had a problem after that you know, and get the trailer off and nothing wrong with the fender away we go.  They’re good product you know. We’ve been looking at ways to save fuel for quite a while and we put a bunch of you guys’ fenders on six of our trucks up north, and we’ve seen about a two-tenths per mile increase in our fuel mileage. That two-tenths of a mile – it’s all money in the bank.  I’m sure they’ll pay for themselves within six months.  You know, it’s worth it.  I don’t have any problem with the break- n crack-in like some of the other ones I’ve tried. They’re pretty easy to install. We had some problem before – the windows getting broke on the back in the truck.

We put the fenders on we’re not seeing any more windows getting broke.  We looked at your fenders many years ago, ah primarily as a weight-savings issue, and our big concern was durability – how would they hold up?  And then one of our technicians said, “well let’s do it again,” they said I’ll show you how to break ‘em, so we froze them again and he got ah, like a 12 or 13 pound sledgehammer out and start banging on them, and we thought for sure, ya know froze solid, they would break – they didn’t and that really convinced us.  We get on some boat trails, we get on some gravel roads, we get in areas where you get some over-center action going on. The fenders are pliable if we have to put a trailer down onto a fender, we know it’s gonna come right back. They’re paintable now so I can actually paint them to the color scheme of the truck. Again, it makes it look a little bit more fitted. This truly has met my objective where it’s, it’s lightweight, its economical, its durable, and it, and it looks good.

You’ve seen Minimizer fenders absolutely abused in the past! Whether it’s chains doing the damage, or a load of gravel, even a wrecking ball. Minimizer fenders are designed to bounce back from any abuse, but it’s the Minimizer brackets that allow the fenders to take that abuse. Watch what happens here – the forklift drops the forks on the fender and the brackets bend several inches to ensure the fender stays spotless. Then, the brackets bounce back, and that’s really the key.  If the brackets are rigid, they’ll bend and stay in that position, but when the brackets and the fenders both give, it creates a system of flexibility, and they pop back as if nothing happened. The great thing about Minimizer brackets, they come in all the same finishes as Minimizer fenders, so you can match your brackets to your fenders. They’re also available in a black paddle-style bracket which hides the bolts underneath for a super clean look. Minimizer brackets and fenders, the perfect team – they’re tested and tortured and guaranteed for life.

Minimizer Fenders & Brackets

You’ve seen Minimizer fenders absolutely abused in the past! Whether it’s chains doing the damage, or a load of gravel, even a wrecking ball. Minimizer fenders are designed to bounce back from any abuse, but it’s the Minimizer brackets that allow the fenders to take that abuse. Watch what happens here – the forklift drops the forks on the fender and the brackets bend several inches to ensure the fender stays spotless. Then, the brackets bounce back, and that’s really the key.  If the brackets are rigid, they’ll bend and stay in that position, but when the brackets and the fenders both give, it creates a system of flexibility, and they pop back as if nothing happened. The great thing about Minimizer brackets, they come in all the same finishes as Minimizer fenders, so you can match your brackets to your fenders. They’re also available in a black paddle-style bracket which hides the bolts underneath for a super clean look. Minimizer brackets and fenders, the perfect team – they’re tested and tortured and guaranteed for life.

Minimizer Fast Flaps

Tired of having mud flaps ripped off and ruined? Then get the newest product from minimizer – Fast Flaps. Fast flaps secure your mud flaps without sacrificing strength, and when it comes to ripping off those mud flaps, it simply doesn’t happen without a major force. That means Fast Flaps will release the mud flaps without causing any tears or damaging the flap, and it takes 500 pounds of pressure to release, so don’t worry about losing a flap until it’s backed over. You’re probably thinking great, how long’s it gonna take me to reinstall mud flaps? No worries, with Fast Flaps, all you have to do is take a standard screwdriver, pull the fast flaps apart and then insert the mud flap – it really is that easy. Fast Flaps are the fastest, easiest solution for securing mud flaps. They’ll save you time and money. Installing a flap takes seconds, and you don’t have to spend any more cash on new flaps or pay expensive fines for driving without a flap. So get Minimizer Fast Flaps today.

Minimizer Fast Flap Mounting Bracket

Minimizer’s Fast Flap bracket has been incredibly popular since its debut in March of 2016. There’s really only been one popular complaint – it fits great on dump trucks, but what about a regular tractor? Now there’s a solution. Minimizer’s new compliment to the fast flap bracket is their mounting bracket – designed to accommodate the fast flap bracket on all major truck and trailer applications. Manufactured with carbon steel and powder-coated black, the mounting bracket attaches to the frame and is designed to hold the fast flat bracket. This combination can easily handle more than 500 pounds of pulling force before the mud flap releases from the Fast flap bracket. This unique mounting bracket has multiple slots to fit most hole patterns commonly found on trucks and trailers. The holes on the bracket arm are pre-drilled to easily attach the Fast Flap, so installation is a breeze. Order your Minimizer Fast Flap mounting brackets today.

Minimizer Rear Center Light Panels

Minimizer’s new rear center light panels are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to customize your ride. The light panels are made of the same proprietary material that makes Minimizer fenders nearly indestructible, which means they’ll never fade, never rust, never crack, and never need to be polished. In other words, there’s really no upkeep unlike metal light panels, which are ruined by the elements in no time. Look at this old metal panel, it’s hanging to hunt for dear life! You can choose from two options – a skull and bones panel, or an open-cavity panel that allows you to feature whatever you’d like – including your own company logo.  All Minimizer rear center light panels are tested and tortured and carry the Minimizer lifetime warranty.  The bottom line, you’ll have a custom look that will last as long as your truck.

Lose the grease

I got a Teflon plate on my trailer, that was, we were having problems keeping it on, um you know after a while I wore the screws off. So then when I found Minimizer, I mean it’s got a heavier hell because it was custom-made just for my fifth wheel, and I mean it fits great, it’s easy install.
So you’re a fan?
Oh God yes, who wants grease on there if you don’t have it, you know?
Awesome product.  I don’t have to worry about greasing my 5thwheel anymore – it’s a non-issue.  I just hook up, that’s it.

Minimizer Slick Plate

I wish they would have had this.  My father was a truck driver, because every time he’d come home on the weekends, I’d have to wash the truck, polish the stacks, polish the tanks.  You know, don’t get me wrong, he’d pay me, but I don’t think it was enough, because the grease, coming off that fifth wheel plate. You know it gets, it gets everywhere and I hated the fifth wheel plate. When I’d see my dad pull out the grease gun and squirt that all over that fifth wheel plate I’m thinking, yeah next time you come home, I’m gonna be wiping it off the tanks. The slick plate is the perfect example of let’s get rid of the grease.  It’s easy to put on, it keeps a truck cleaner, it just makes life so much easier. We don’t make the truck we just help them to truck you.

Minimizer 5th Wheel Slick Plate

When my father drove a truck, he always greased the fifth-wheel. I hated it, he’d come home from a week – 2 weeks on the road – my job was to clean all the grease up, and I hated it. It, it’s just no way to not avoid getting dirty – you wouldn’t wear your Sunday clothes trying to do this. When you, when you go to work and have to grease the fifth-wheel plate, it’s it’s it’s it’s daily almost, but with the fifth wheel plate, if you’re just swapping out trailers continuously, then the grease thing just goes away, there’s a five-year warranty on our slick plates, so that’s five years you’re not going to have to buy grease anyway. The long term is beneficial, plus it’s just not a dirty mess. I wish we would have had something like this back thirty five years ago.

Minimizer Insert-Style Slick Plate

Holland FWAL, FW31 and FW33 fifth wheel owners seem to have it made – a fifth wheel with built-in greaseless pads – great choice, until those pads wear out. Minimizer now has an insert-style fifth wheel slick place that is designed specifically for those Holland owners.  And unlike the OEM Teflon pads, this product is constructed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, which is the technical way of saying, it’s better and more durable. The Holland inserts carry a two-year warranty while the minimizer insert- style slick plate comes with a five-year warranty.  Minimizer’s insert-style slick plate is solid material, machined to fit this specific application, and joins a long line of greaseless products that stand out from anything else on the market. Minimizer has quickly become the leader in greaseless slick plate technology thanks to the infamous tested and tortured process that each Minimizer product endures before its release. Order your insert style fifth wheel slick plate today.

Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate

Do you drop and hook drop and hook drop and hook multiple times a day? Dealing with all that grease is enough to make your head spin, but now there’s a product designed specifically for truckers who drop and hook frequently, and it eliminates the need to grease the upper coupler plate.  Introducing the Minimizer trailer slick plate. The trailer slick plate reduces long-term wear on both the fifth wheel and the upper coupler, and you don’t have to spend time greasing the coupler plate. Dropping and hooking has never been easier. The trailer slick plate is a strong, self-lubricating polymer plate that makes life ten times easier on drivers, techs, and everyone else, not to mention it increases the steer tires’ life, and has a five-year warranty. The trailer slick plate comes pre-drilled and fits a variety of trailers with kingpins ranging from 12 inches to 52 inches from the front of the trailer.  Installation takes minutes, not hours, and you can kiss that grease mustache goodbye. Check out Minimizer trailers slick plate today.

Sick Discs

So what we have here is a Minimizer slick disk and clip. This goes on the kingpin of the trailer, helps supplement the grease on the trailer, so we’ll show you how to put this up on the kingpin, and snap the clip into place. Okay so you slide the slick disk up over the kingpin. You can see the recessed area here? That recessed area is what’s gonna accept the clip and then the clip is dome-shaped – you’ll want to have the dome going up like this. What we use, is the cap off of a welding tank, we think that that works easiest because it slides up over the kingpin – it allows you to just get one hit with a hammer. And you’re all done.

Minimizer Tool Boxes

Tired of rusty metal toolboxes that leak and sweat? Try Minimizertoolboxes. Minimizer’s poly toolboxes are nearly 100% weather resistant.  Check out this simulated rain shower – it’s coming down hard on the box, yet not a drop gets inside, because of the box’s 3/4 inch gutter and seal-type weather stripping. The same can’t be said for metal toolboxes. Watch how the water gets in with no problem, causing your tools to rust, not to mention the box itself. Look at the holes that develop when moisture gets inside. Even the high-end metal box that doesn’t leak, still sweats and allows destructive moisture inside the box wreaking havoc on tools, tarps, and anything else inside. Minimizer toolboxes are indestructible – whether you’re using it to ship, move, or store your gear.  They’re made of a solid bolted plastic composite material, so our toolboxes will never rust, crack, or need paint – unlike metal boxes which have a short shelf life. And don’t let the Minimizer’s 27-pound frame fool you, these boxes are no lightweights. They’re tougher than the metal boxes weighing ten times as much. The handle of the box comes standard with a lock and key, and a padlock can be installed for even more security. Minimizer toolboxes come with a lifetime warranty, and you can choose from six different color finishes. The boxes come in 18, 24, and 36-inch lengths. The 18-inch box has a side opening door, while the 24 and 36-inch boxes are both available as a chest-style top-opening door or a side-opening underbody door. Check out Minimizer toolboxes today.

Minimizer Tool Box installation

Welcome to Minimizer’s toolbox installation video. In less than 2 minutes, you’ll learn how easy it is to install the toolbox – in just a few easy steps – regardless of size or style. Select and mark the location for the toolbox on your truck frame.  Make sure the door can open and that there’s clearance for other brackets and moving truck parts. Position the first bracket, and mark with a center punch and drill two holes for one-half inch bolts using the bracket as a template. Fasten the bracket with ½ inch bolts, flat washers and lock nuts, which are not provided, however, it is important to use lock nuts. Position the second bracket by measuring inside to inside of brackets 24 or 36 inches depending on the toolbox size. Now you’re going to position the second bracket. Mark, the center punch and drill two holes, 1/2 inch bolts using the bracket as a template. Fasten the bracket with 1/2 inch bolts, flat washers, and lock nuts – which again are not provided, but it is important to use lock nuts. Place the toolbox on the brackets and open the door to make sure that the door can open completely. Drill four holes for 1/2 inch bolts in the toolbox up from underneath using the brackets as templates. Fasten the toolbox with 1/2 inch bolts, flat washers, and lock nuts, which are not provided.  Again, it’s very important to use lock nuts. Do not over-tighten the four bolts through the toolbox to prevent damaging the box.  And there you have it – installation is a cinch.  Please call or email us with any questions or comments.  Thanks again for using Minimizer.

A business case for Minimizer Custom Molded Floor Mats

Two issues that we experience every day, um, in our industry, you got some driver turnover, and given that we have to, ah, from time to time, detail off the interior of the truck. So, my first thought was obviously the floor of the truck’s always dirty. We can remove the mats from the floor, put ‘em in a wash rack, take a pressure washer. Clean ‘em up, takes about 30 seconds. They’re indestructible, they’re perfectly clean, hang ‘em up on the wall to dry for two minutes, put them back in the interior of the truck and I got a clean floor again. And ah really the second factor was was just wear on the floor. Drivers always got cowboy boots or boots on. By putting the floor mats down that eliminates the wear on the floor – no more holes in floor mats – and it make ah cleaning easier in the truck – just infinitely easier.  Let’s talk about the lifecycle of a truck at our company – being somewhere between 48 and 60 months – depending on market conditions. Over the course of four to five years, you could have as many as maybe eight or ten drivers, so I got to clean the interior of the truck completely up – maybe eight to ten times. Um, If it saves me two hours of time – every time – and it does, then pick a shop rate – call it $60 an hour for a detail shop – then you got $600 worth of time that the truck doesn’t have to sit in there with somebody scrubbing the floor. And I’m sure that over a 48 to 60-month period, we’d go through one mat per truck.  And I think the acquisition cost of the mat is somewhere in the 200 to 225 dollar range, and I got about six hours of labor to put that in. So, take the two and couple them together, probably saved me $1,000 per truck for the life of the truck. So the bottom line is when you look at the price of the floor mat, and you look at the time savings for cleaning the truck, and the time savings, and the expense savings for not having to replace floor mats – pretty much a no-brainer.

Minimizer Testimonials 

“I haul grain, I’m in and out of farm yards, so I’m in a lot of really dirty and adverse conditions.  So you know you get a lot of crap on your feet, and they’re just great – they hold it and ya don’t get any leakage. No problems, they’re durable. You know you buy those cheap rubber ones they go, they wear out a month, you know. These, I had them in there over a year and they look brand new. Wash ‘em down, throw a little Armor-All on ‘em, they look brand new.”
“It was money well spent, I’d recommend ‘em to anybody, I really would.  They’re just that good, they really are.”
“I do a lot of stuff in West Texas, up in North Dakota, Montana, and you get out in the fields out there and you’ve got mud that’s just literally caked to your shoes. Um, I got a little stick in the side of my truck that I try to get most of it off with but you still end up tracking it inside your truck.  And I, I saw those and I thought man, that would solve a huge problem with, you know, once it dries and falls off, you can take that out and just, you know, dump the dirt out or take a hose to it and clean ‘em off.”

Minimizer Custom Floor Mats

In a tough industry, you need tough Floor Mats. Minimizer’s floor mats are made of a proprietary thermal plastic, designed to hold up to the daily abuse of the heavy-duty trucking industry. So whether it’s coffee stains, or dirt and mud from your boots, Minimizer’s tray system keeps everything in place and contains the mess. Just look at how the Minimizer floor mats contain the coffee with a raised edge all around the mat. That spill isn’t going anywhere. To clean the mat, simply take it out of your cab, dump the mess, and spray it off with a hose or power washer. Put them back in and they’re literally as good as new. The same can’t be said for carpet or rubber mats. Look at how the same coffee gets everywhere – neither one does a good job – and you can forget about containing the dirt and mud from your boots. It gets all over the cab floor. So how do we do it? We make floor mats customized to fit your rig. Our engineers use cutting-edge technology to scan the interior measurements and angles of each specific make and model – to ensure an exact fit and easy installation. Minimizer floor mats – built for hard-working, tough people, in a tough industry.

Minimizer Introduces Truck Seats

Minimizer’s built its reputation by putting products through hell – whether its fenders, floor mats, toolboxes, or work benches. And now they’re putting that reputation on the line with a lifetime warranty for their newest product – heavy-duty truck seats. No company in their right mind would ever offer a lifetime warranty for seats, but Minimizer isn’t like any other company. These seats are the product of German engineering. They’ve been SPECT and tested by Minimizer engineers to ensure the quality is second to none.

“The massage feature – when I get about 20 minutes to where I’m gonna go – I turn that on, I get out nice and loose and comfortable.”

You won’t believe the features on this Minimizer seat. After all, this isn’t a one size fits all item. Truck drivers come in all shapes and sizes, so these seats come with numerous options to ensure the smoothest of rides, and the maximum amount of comfort for the long haul. Tired of getting out of your truck and feeling like this? Forget it. Use the new Minimizer seat and feel like your old self again. Premium features include a heated and cooled backrest and seat cushion, not to mention several different ways to change your seat position – the possibilities are endless. Your vocation doesn’t matter. Whether you’re a rock hauler, in the tanker business, or driving an over the road truck, this seat is perfect for you. So throw that old factory seat away, and drive in comfort with Minimizer.  Save your body and improve your short-term and long-term health with the number one seat suspension, and the number one seat sitting on top of that suspension – because you’re worth the investment.

Doctor Approved

Statistically the trucking industry is among the very highest in terms of incidents and severity of spine disorders. When you’re in a seated position for long periods of time the lymphatic’s tend to not drain out a lot of the toxicity that can be created from that position and without an option to shift around which a truck driver typically doesn’t have that affects lymphatic drainage it affects vasculature which can have a long-term effect on your heart and your cardiovascular health. So here’s a circumstance when a person is sitting for prolonged periods where you would have an accumulation of fluids anything that can be done to facilitate the reduction of that or to mobilize that one of the very best ways of course is simply movement. The massage feature when I get about 20 minutes to where I’m gonna go I turn that on I get out nice and loose and comfortable One of the keys in proper ergonomic design is the word adjustability. When you shift the position of the lower back over long periods of time because of poor ergonomics of your seat you tend to put some traction on that nerve root that’s called and kind of like Stefan on a garden hose 30% your tomatoes may not fall off the vine but certainly your garden is not going to grow the way you want it so it leads to some subclinical we call them some long-term problems that people aren’t even directly aware of immediately. Consider a six foot four truck driver maybe probably a male who weighs 280 pounds in the same seat that a five foot six one hundred and twelve pound female whose body portions are so different this is where adjustability comes in and it’s such a critical component which is another reason that I have great admiration for the work that’s been done the design of the minimizer truck seat. The infrastructure of American highways and bridges is getting a lot of publicity in today’s world truckers are continually if you will being exposed to these sudden violent concussive forces on their spines that the body has to absorb now one of the features of the minimizer seat that I have great admiration for is its unique design or shock absorption. I believe with its many unique features I think the minimizer is the best that I have seen on the market today.

Seat Features

Hi there. Today we’re gonna be showing you all the features of the Minimizer seat. We’ll highlight where the controls are, and then demonstrate the different functions. We’ll start with the 14 standard features that come with every single Minimizer Long Haul Series seat. Number one – adjustable arm rests. Each armrest is controlled by a knob which you can find on the underside of each armrest. This allows drivers to set their own preferred height by simply rotating the knob, to the left, or the right. Now the nice thing about that is, each armrest features infinite adjustment – meaning there aren’t any predetermined angles or positions. You can just set the armrest at any angle you choose. And because each armrest comes with memory positioning, drivers can flip them up to clear space, and then put them back down to the exact same angle they were at before. Number 2 – full swivel base. This is one of the coolest features of the Minimizer seat, and I can control it right here near the front right corner of the seat.

If I lift up on this lever, I can simply rotate the seat inboard for easy access to the cab. Now this is really nice for drivers that have sleepers, or for ones that use their seat as an office chair – which many do. Number three – seat tilt adjustment. To adjust the tilt of your seat cushion, the control is in front right here. When I pull up on the control, I can adjust the angle of the cushion to ensure support and ride comfort. Number four – seat cushion length adjustment. This feature allows you to move the seat cushion away from the seat back. The control is in front right here in the middle, and when I pull up on it, I can change the length of the cushion, without moving the backrest closer to the wheel. This allows for plenty of driver’s space while also maintaining proper support for your legs. Number five – fore aft adjustment. To control this feature, it’s really simple. Just pull up on the black metal bar here in front, and this allows me to slide the entire seat top – that’s both the cushion and the back – forwards and backwards, on top of the base. Number six – fore apf lockable isolator. The isolator – or what some guys call the chugger – is controlled by this switch here. The isolator allows the seat to take fore and after force away from the driver during a load shift, and it also removes force during hard braking and acceleration. Of course if you don’t want the isolator engaged, all you have to do is flip the switch, and you’ll feel a lot more give in the base.  Some drivers love the chugger feature, but those that don’t, simply flip the switch, and you’re good to go. Number seven – air dump.  The air dump feature is controlled by the front switch along the left side of the seat. It allows the driver to dump the air from the suspension to make it easier getting in and out of the truck. When the driver gets back in, they simply flip the switch, and the memory seat returns to the preset height – with no need for readjustment. Number eight – adjustable shock absorber. This is controlled by a toggle on the left side of the seat. The adjustable shock allows the driver to adjust the firmness or softness of the ride. We all know that truck drivers come in different shapes and sizes, this is part of the seat’s adjustability. It allows you to customize it to your body type. Number nine – air height adjustment with memory. The height of the seat is controlled by this toggle here. The best part about this feature is the memory – no question. You can use the incremental settings to find a point which matches your preferred ride height. Number ten – lower air lumbar. Everyone hates a sore back, right? Well you can help support your lower back by using this feature which is controlled by this button here – on the left side of the seat. Now it’s obviously hard to show you a subtle feature like this, but I can tell you that I’m feeling it all along my lower back. It’s a back control device that inflates to your desired point, which allows for proper comfort and fit. Number eleven – upper air lumbar. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the upper back. its control is located right next to the button that controls lower air lumbar, and it also features an inflatable device that supports your upper back, and you can adjust it to give you whatever kind of support you need. Number twelve – side air support bolsters. So you’ve got lower air lumbar, you’ve got upper air lumbar, but with this seat, you’ve also got side air support bolsters, and what they’re gonna do is support the sides of your lower and middle back. It’s controlled right here. In terms of back support, we’ve got you covered.  No seat provides as much back support as the Minimizer Long Haul Series seat. Number thirteen – head and shoulder adjustment. Obviously a lot of seats offer some kind of seat back adjustment, but very few offer a head and shoulder adjustment – which is controlled right here. By pulling up on this, I can adjust the uppermost part of the backrest, which supports my head and shoulders. You know we’ve said it many many times, but by offering this many adjustments, we can customize our seat to just about any body type. Number fourteen – backrest. This feature, which is controlled near the back left corner of the seat, offers fifty-two degrees of adjustment in twenty-six different steps, ensuring proper, comfortable seating positions for any kind of driving. Those are the fourteen standard features that you’ll find in every one of our seats. There’s also three optional features that you can decide on, when purchasing a Minimizer Long Haul Series seat. Option A – heated backrest and seat cushion. This stands to be one of our most popular features, and you can find the buttons here. All you do is flip it to heat and then you’ve got three different settings for warmth. It’s important to note that this feature heats both the seat cushion and the seat back, so your whole body can feel the warmth. Option B – cool backrest and seat cushion. This is the cooler cousin, so to speak, of the heated backrest and seat cushion, and if you have this feature in your Minimizer’s seat, you’ll find its controlled by the exact same buttons that control the heat. So if I go here, and flip this down, that means the cool feature is now on – and then I’ve got three different settings for cool. Option C – revitalizing massager. This is controlled by a remote, and it’s designed to stimulate blood flow so when you get close to your destination after hours on the road, you turn this on – improve your circulation – and that way you’re not stiff or sore when you get out of the cab. The revitalizing massager features a six motor system with controllable zones, and I can also adjust the speed and intensity. And that’s it – fourteen standard features and three optional ones. And it’s important to note that you’re able to make any of the seat adjustments while seated. Now why is that important?  Well there are certain manufacturers out there that only allow you to make certain adjustments to some features while you’re out of the seat. Not the case with the Minimizer seat which provides for on-the-fly adjustability. For more information on the Minimizer Long Haul Series of seats, go to minimizer.com.

Truck Driver Reviews

“Love it.”

“Very much a fan.”

“I can instantly feel like it just contours to my body.”

“You guys have done yourself for this one.”

“The biggest plus for me personally was a headrest.”

“The shoulder head adjustment is wonderful. Now I actually can set in a seat without feeling like I’m stiff. It’s actually curving to my body.”

“Most trucks have their headrest for their back so you have to do this hunched position. For me though, I can just put my head back and I’m like – I can drive like this all day long.”

“I love the fact that I can flip around and face back towards the sleeper.”

“First initial thing I wanted to do was check out the air conditioning. And I found out how that works, and that is awesome.”

“We need something to cool us off, like on our back and other things, to maintain a comfortable temperature. Otherwise –  it it just gets nasty, we’ll keep it at that.”

“You guys have the massager here in the bottom – which is nice for your legs. Cuz I mean when you’re sitting for hours, you got to get that blood pumping.”

“The shock control, and the adjustability was pretty impressive.”

“I’ve never been comfortable in a seat like this – especially since I developed my Parkinson’s and my CRPS.  It curves perfectly to my body – with the adjustment settings. The massage feature is really helping my spine. I can feel it working up and down which is relieving pressure. And it’s just working my muscles – I mean it’s wonderful.”

“Great seat overall.”

“I can definitely ride in this all day.”

“I’m buying one.”

“I’ll buy one.”

“I’m buying one.”

Semi Truck Mattress

The short-term health of a truck driver is going to be impacted greatly by sleep because it’s gonna help fuel them and rejuvenate them for the next day’s long haul, right?

When we think about truck drivers

it is make sure that they’re not only getting the recommended amount of sleep, which is gonna be 7-8 hours, but they’re also gonna get a quality night’s sleep.  Cuz if they’re sleeping seven to eight hours, but the quality is poor, then it’s not going to have the same effect on ‘em. And so that’s gonna affect their ability to react to the different situations that come about when they’re out on the road. And the other thing is that, you know, they sit and they bounce around in a seat for many hours a day and that’s going to cause compressive issues in their spine. So we’re looking to have them sleep in a nice solid position where they’re gonna have support that’s gonna allow the decompression of their spine overnight.

Person’s either gonna  typically lay on their back or on their side – those are the best positions to lay in.

When they’re laying on their back, we want to make sure that that mattress conforms to their spine so that the major three curves in the spine are going to be supported, and they’re gonna kind of open up and allow for fluids to be pulled into those disks and for hydration and healing to take place throughout the night. When the mattress isn’t supporting right, then those curves are gonna have a tendency to flatten out. And so the downside is then we might get a little bit of pressure on some of the nerves that exits out the little holes to the side of the spine.

So now at night, when we’re trying to focus on healing, and that nerve’s being irritated a little bit, we’re just not going to heal as effectively and feel as refreshed the next day. When a mattress bottoms out, it’s hard and there’s just not a lot of give, and you wake up stiff and sore and not feeling real good. What I really like about this Minimizer mattress is that it doesn’t bottom out, and not only that, but it accommodates a wide variety of body sizes. So you could be a hundred twenty pounds and get the same support as somebody who’s four hundred pounds – which is fantastic.  And not only that, but on each side of the mattress, there’s different firmness levels.  So for instance, if you sleep on your back, you’re gonna have a tendency to want a firmer mattress that’s gonna support your spine. But if you sleep on your side, you’re gonna want something that has a little more give to it because your shoulder and hip joints just need a little bit more cushion so that they don’t get stressed as much during the night when you’re sleeping.

A traditional spring mattress is the one most people think of when they think of a mattress.

You know they’re good, but they have big springs in ‘em that just don’t have the ability to conform like some of the newer products on the market do. And so when you upgrade to say like a foam mattress, um you’re gonna see a difference in terms of how much it’ll mold and conform to your body. But the downside is it doesn’t have the reflex or rebound time that’s as quick as a latex mattress which is going to be a much quicker response time and contouring to your body. It’s exciting to see how quickly it rebounds and how good a support it actually gives and how well it is at contouring and molding to your body. The cool thing about a latex mattress, when it comes to body heat, is that it’s seven times more ventilated than a foam mattress and so it has the ability to cool you much better.

What we know is when you tend to warm up at night, one thing that happens is you tend to sweat, right?

So when you sweat, you’re gonna have a tendency to wake up a little more and be a little more uncomfortable. When you wake up more, you’re not gonna sleep as good – and so your quality sleep’s gonna go down. What we also know is that you lose about a half a liter of body water at night.  And so now all of a sudden, if you’re warming up, you’re gonna tend to sweat more, you’re gonna lose more body water. That water’s got to go somewhere, right? So it’s gonna go down and absorb into the mattress.  So the nice thing about a latex mattress is that it’s antibacterial and it is resistant to mildew, right? So you know when you think of these allergens, you think of people having congestion and a congested airway is a partially closed airway, right? So they’re not going to breathe as well at night, they’re not going to get as much oxygen. And sleep apnea is a big deal in the trucking industry, and so we want to make sure that people have open airways and are breathing good. And you know, a latex mattress is going to bring that to the table, which is fantastic.

Driver Love Minimizer one Haul Mattress

“A friend of mine here in town um, asked me if I wanted to drive a truck. I jumped in with him and started driving. And you know, I get up in the morning sore, try to walk it out stretch it out a little bit – knowing that I gotta sit in that seat for another, you know, ten hours coming up. I get to one, two o’clock in the afternoon and I was like, not a good night’s sleep before. I had to take a little nap to keep going. I don’t need that nap no more. I’m larger than your average person. Got this new firm one, they said um, “try both sides” – the soft and the firm. I put it on the firm, I’ve been on it since. Haven’t changed it. I sleep like a baby.  Minimizer coming out with this mattress, improved my overall performance for myself.”

“My wife’s father had a a farm, and ah, trucks and ya know, they hauled livestock and grain.  So I kind of got into it through that. The older mattresses kind of remind me of when you were a kid um, just the cheapest mattress you could get. Just like we’re on the bunk beds – not very comfortable. You know, try to do it with certain things – put memory foam on top of it, just never could seem to get it just right. I mean with this mattress it seems like I’m waking up more like I’m at home than in the sleeper, which makes it, you know, really easier to do my job so.  I sleep on my side, so before I was always, you know – stiff neck, sore back. Sleeping on this mattress ah seems like when I wake up, just ready to go. Makes for a much better ride up here when you get a good night’s sleep back there.”

“Grew up on a farm and and I just like being around big equipment. First couple trucks that I had ah, I always would go to Walmart and buy one of the mattress pads or memory foam or whatever to put on the top – just because of the fact that they’re kind of hard and they’re really thin.  Pretty amazing what how much a mattress could ah change your ah fatigue when you wake up with energy that you didn’t know that you had.  You know that’s where they got the logbook, you know, all that stuff is ah fatigue. so I feel as a business owner, and a truck driver myself, that ah getting a good night’s rest is probably one of the best things that you could ever think about on the road.”

Minimizer Long Haul Series

Tired of the same old mattress? Tossing and turning every night? That stock mattress is cheap, uncomfortable and you can’t get a good night’s sleep – which impacts your ability to operate the truck the next day. Minimizer’s new Long-Haul Series mattress respects the driver. It’s constructed with 100% natural, organic latex – the best mattress material, out-performing all others. The Minimizer mattress is antibacterial and hypoallergenic, so it’s mold, mildew, bacteria and dust mite resistant. The latex offers breathability and buoyancy, regulating your temperature, whereas memory foam absorbs your body heat and conforms around your body, making for one hot night of sleep. Some mattresses are so cheap and thin, they bottom out on drivers – making it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. But with the Minimizer mattress, you will never bottom out – guaranteed. The Minimizer mattress also offers dual comfort, in the form of a soft side for side sleepers, and a firm side for stomach and back sleepers. The type of sleep you receive impacts your ability to operate the truck. It’s a safety issue, as well as a comfort and health issue. Take the necessary steps towards getting a better night’s sleep and, in turn, improving whole body health and job performance. Order the only mattress with a lifetime guarantee – because Minimizer respects the driver.

Minimizer Work Bench testimonials

Have you ever seen anything like that work bench?  Have not, I’m doing fleet maintenance now for a trucking company, so I could have used it yesterday. So, it’s it’s just – it’s a no-brainer. My tools won’t fall down on the ground – that’s awesome!  I’m tired of bending over I’m gonna promote it when I get back home. Everybody should have one of those.

Minimizer Tandem Work Bench

One day I was down at the ah local repair garage, he had a piece of plywood across the truck he was tearing apart. They’re doing an engine turn on our truck in his shop, and he goes “man, you need to make something out of plastic – because things just keep rolling off.” Took it into my VP of Ops and say have the engineering department figure this out. So, they came up with the tire bench. We tweaked it a little bit, but holy cow, this thing’s pretty cool. Because everybody wants one. They need it cause the truck’s not gonna move if they’re doing an engine teardown, but they don’t want to put all the parts on their bench. It was an aha moment – how can we help you fix your problem? We don’t make the truck, we help make the truck you.

Minimizer Work Bench

Maintenance work is hard enough.  Make it easier with Minimizer’snewest products – the single, duel, and tandem work benches. The single tire bench sits on the front tire holding all your tools; see how the nuts and bolts don’t fall off when you start the engine? Now look what happens when the same tools are sitting on the tire itself. Start the engine and bam – a mess on the floor that takes more time and effort to clean up. The single tire workbench can also be inverted and used as a carry tray. We also offer the dual tire bench, which sits across two tires, and just like the single tire bench, the dual tire bench can be inverted and used as a carry tray.  Our tandem work bench sits on the rear tandem and can hold up to 300 pounds of tools. No matter the job, the tandem workbench is there to help you out. Forget spills like this, the tandem workbench utilizes a tray system, so if an accident happens, the bench contains the mess. The interior base also doubles as a waterproof storage compartment, with plenty of space for all the tools you need to finish the job. Minimizer’s work benches – the newest additions to the maintenance line. Because hard work, is hard enough.

Minimizer Tool Caddy

Our maintenance line is designed to make things easier when you’re working on your truck. Whether it’s tire mask, or our work benches. And now we have a new way to put your tools where you need ‘em. The Minimizer tool caddy. The tool caddy attaches to the tire, giving you a place to store any and all of your tools. Forget about walking back and forth to your shop bench, the tool caddy provides a spot to keep all your tools close to the job. Whether you’re working on your truck in a shop, or you’ve had a mishap on the side of the road, the tool caddy does its job in any kind of situation. Worried it won’t fit over your tire? Don’t be. The tool caddy comes in three different sizes. The first fit standard tires 245 to 295, another fits super singles 385, 425, 445 and 455. Plus there’s even a flatbed trailer version that comes in really handy. The Minimizer tool caddy – the latest addition to the maintenance line. Because hard work, is hard enough.