Truck window screens may block many flying insects and perhaps other creatures from entering large trucks — while drivers are traveling or parked.
Like screens mounted on residence screen doors, truck screens can help block the access of flying insects into a truck.
Unlike screens on residence screen doors, truck screens must be manually inserted between the window and the window frame.
Screens for truck windows are made with a larger plastic reinforcement “grid” so that the screen is not easily torn.
Truck window screens are made in several different sizes, for most makes and models of large tractors, including:
- Peterbilt and
Truck window screens allow air to come into a tractor from outside, which can reduce the need to idle one’s truck for ventilation. When one’s truck doesn’t idle for comfort:
- one saves money on fuel;
- there are no fumes from the exhaust;
- there is no idling noise; and
- truck vibrations due to idling are eliminated.
Truck window screens also provide a measure of security versus having one’s windows open without the screens in place.
Do you think that having a truck window screen installed on this tractor would prevent a rattlesnake from entering?
Truck window screens will not eliminate these things nearby:
- smells; and
Also, they may hinder the entry of rain, but not actually prevent it.
Photos of Trucks with Truck Window Screens
You may buy any of the Breezeway truck window screens through the links below from Amazon.com, with which we have an affiliate relationship.
Breezeway Screens #1 Black Full Sized Truck Window Screen (set of 2 screens)
For use in the following tractors:
- Freightliner (except Cascadia, Business Class, & Coronado With no vent post)
- International (cabover)
- Kenworth (except those with no vent post & T2000 & T700)
- Peterbilt (except those with no vent post & 387 & 587)
Breezeway Screens #2 Black Full Sized Truck Window Screen (set of 2 screens)
- Freightliner – Cascadia, Century, Columbia, Argosy, and Coranado
- International i Series – 1998 and up (with no vent post) Does not fit the 2018 and newer
- Kenworth (with no vent post)
- Mack- 2003 and up (with no vent post)
- Peterbilt – 2005 and up (with no vent post)
- Volvo – 1997 and up (with no vent post)
Breezeway Screens #3 Black Small Sized Truck Window Screen (set of 2 screens)
- Freightliner – all with vent post (except Cascadia)
- International – all with vent post
- Kenworth – all with vent post
- Mack – 2002 and earlier
- Peterbilt – all with vent post
Money saving tip: If you plan to use truck screens while driving, consider how well you will be able to see your mirrors.
Drivers in mirrorless tractors (those with cameras) may experience no visibility issues.
Another point to consider is how often you will need to reach out your driver window to:
- make toll payments and get receipts,
- give or accept paperwork from a shipper/receiver,
- manually operate truck scales, etc.
Of course, you may manually remove and reinsert truck window screens, just not while driving. Each single order of truck window screens comes in a 2-pack (one screen for each window, driver side and passenger side).