Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Minimizer says new seat offers adjustability, comfort for female truck drivers


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

Minimizer met with truck drivers, medical professionals and ergonomic specialists when designing the Minimizer seat, according to a company news release.  It comes with 14 standard features, all of which are used when adjusting the seat to fit any body type. (Courtesy: MINIMIZER)
Minimizer met with truck drivers, medical professionals and ergonomic specialists when designing the Minimizer seat, according to a company news release. It comes with 14 standard features, all of which are used when adjusting the seat to fit any body type. (Courtesy: MINIMIZER)

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minimizer, the inventor and maker of poly commercial truck fenders, has branched out to offer a “long-haul series” seat they say is “designed with a truck driver's health and safety in mind, no matter their gender.”

"Minimizer seats are not only comfortable for men, we need to remember there are women drivers, too," Minimizer CEO Craig Kruckeberg said.  "Unfortunately, due to their body type, certain things don't always fit them correctly, like their seat.  It's one of the reasons we came out with the Minimizer seat.  It will fit anyone perfectly."

Minimizer met with truck drivers, medical professionals and ergonomic specialists when designing the Minimizer seat, according to a company news release.  It comes with 14 standard features, all of which are used when adjusting the seat to fit any body type.

"Consider a six-four, 280-pound male truck driver in the same seat as a five-six, 120-pound female truck driver," Dr. Joseph Sweere of Northwestern Health and Sciences University said.  "This is why adjustability is so important.  It's a critical component, and it's one of the reasons I have so much admiration for the Minimizer seat."

A recent survey found dissatisfaction with the tractor topped the list for female drivers.

"There are nearly 250,000 female truckers on the road today, and they need equipment that's going to keep them safe and comfortable," Kruckeberg said.  "I'm happy to say the Minimizer … seat fits the bill. I guarantee it.

“Leveraging more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not just the leader in poly commercial truck fenders, we invented the category. Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life.”

Minimizer also manufactures light kits, mud flaps, tool boxes, tire masks, work benches and other accessories. Recent innovations are a custom molded floor mat made for especially for commercial trucks, the revolutionary 'whole body' Minimizer Truck Seat System, and the recently released Long Haul Series mattress.

For more information or to contact a Minimizer distributor, call (800) 248-3855 or visit their website or e-mail them at info@minimizer.com.

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