Big Rigs Need Signal Boosters

It’s true. Your drivers travel all over the country, which puts them in areas with poor cellular reception. This is usually remote places and mountainous regions. What if a big rig breaks down in these areas or a trucker needs to contact base for similar emergency situations? Timely deliveries are everything in your business, so you can’t afford to have a driver stuck out in the boonies with no way of calling for assistance. Having a cellular signal booster in each company big rigs helps keeps truck drivers connected nearly wherever they go. Yes, vehicle cell phone signal boosters are a thing and Solid Signal is the expert in these devices. We’ve already helped many trucking companies and we can help yours too.

Why Big Rigs Need Cell Phone Boosters…

…Well, there are two reasons, and the first one is something you might have learned in science class. The cab of your semi-truck is a metal enclosure, more or less. This makes it a “Faraday cage,” in essence. For those of you who might not remember, a Faraday cage (or Faraday box) is a metal enclosure that’s used to block all types of transmissions including cellular, TV, radio, and satellite. So, by the very nature of its design, your semi is a Faraday cage on wheels that won’t be conducive to making or getting cell phone calls.

The second reason big rigs need signal boosters comes down to common sense. Cell phone signal isn’t the same when you travel; some areas have better service than others. Over-the-road truckers pass through these places all the time. Whether it’s a lack of cellular towers or a mountainous region, the end result is the same: faint cellular signal. A signal boosts improves those low signals by amplifying or “boosting” them as they come in and go out.

How Do Signal Boosters Help Truckers?

You want to know the science of how these devices work inside big rigs. To explain it, we have to take a closer look at the components of a vehicle cell booster: outside antenna, booster, and indoor antenna. Here’s how these components work together to improve outgoing and incoming texts and calls simultaneously:

  1. The outside antenna accesses voice and 3G, 4G, and LTE data signal, then delivers it to the booster.
  2. The booster receives the signal, amplifies it, and sends it to the indoor antenna.
  3. The indoor antenna broadcasts the signal throughout your cab.
  4. This process works in reverse every time you make a call or send data.

The fact that your big rig is a Faraday cage means nothing to a cell phone booster. The outside antenna reaches past the confines of the cab to grab signal right out of the air and bring it inside. This is why so many truckers use them to enhance their cellular signal on the road. It boosts incoming and outgoing calls and texts in some of the most remote areas where cellular signal tends to be weakest.

We Know Cell Phone Signal Boosters

You might as well call us the signal booster experts because that’s what we are. Look, many online electronics retailers sell these devices, but they can’t give you solid installation advice when you need it. They’re also not too good at answering any questions you have about these devices. And you can pretty much forget about a product recommendation. Those other companies are so focused on the quick sale that they don’t get their employees the training they need to understand what they’re trying to sell.

Solid Signal is a company based on providing solutions. We’ve been doing this for years for our cord-cutter and satellite TV clients. It’s the same for anyone who gets a cell booster from us. Our customer service reps have gotten trained by some of the major cell booster manufacturers. We know the features and benefits of each model and, more importantly, which application each one should be used for. We rely on this experience to help your trucking company.

Stellar Customer Service

We pride ourselves on our customer service because it’s second to none. This is the best reason to turn to us for a cell phone signal booster. Remember, there are three different types of these devices: commercial, residential, and vehicle cell phone signal boosters. Of the signal boosters that are suited to vehicles, only a few are ideal for big rigs. Our intensive product knowledge means that our reps will recommend the right signal booster for your semi-truck or fleet of vehicles.

While product recommendations are important, that’s not the only aspect of customer service that’s important. What about when trucking companies have questions about how to install their signal boosters or other things? Can anyone from those online shopping sites for electronics do that? Probably not. They just don’t have the same level of product knowledge and training that Solid Signal employees have.

Service After the Sale

Yes, we provide that too… even at a time when most companies don’t. Even those that do struggle to give you the help you need when you have a question or need something clarified. Not us. Your truckers’ staying connected is of utmost priority to you and us. Any question you have is extremely important, and we’re happy to help. When you or someone from your trucking company calls us, you’ll connect with someone in our U.S.-based call center. They’re happy to answer any questions you might have and get you the help you need.

Call Solid Signal Today!

As the owner of a big rig or trucking company, your drivers deliver the goods literally. You might not be a cell phone signal booster expert, though, but that’s okay. You don’t have to be because we are. Let us take care of everything you need to keep your driver(s) connected when they’re on the road. This leaves you plenty of time to focus on doing what you and your drives do best, which is helping keep America’s economy thriving. If you want to know more about cell phone boosters for big rigs, call us at 888-233-7563. You can also fill out the form below and send it to us.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.