Get Commercial Vehicle Window Tinting: For Safe, Cool Driving

Window tinting is the application of a thin, darkened film onto the windshield or side windows of a vehicle to filter the amount of sunlight coming through. Tinted windows reduce the number of harmful UV rays entering the vehicle, as well as reduce glare and provide a level of privacy for the driver.

Drivers of commercial vehicles, such as trucks, semi-trucks, big rigs, pick-ups, vans, and buses spend extended periods in their vehicles and are acutely affected by unfiltered light entering their cabs. Studies show that a disproportionate number of commercial vehicle drivers are diagnosed with skin cancer on the left side of their body – the side most exposed to the sun while driving. Window tinting can significantly reduce these higher cancer rates, keep drivers healthy, as well as make drivers safer on the roads.

Interested in installing window tint on your commercial vehicle? Contact Tinting Chicago to get a free quote at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493

Benefits of commercial vehicle window tinting

  • Reduce glare
  • Reduce the risk of road accidents
  • Cool the interior of the vehicle
  • Sleek, desirable look
  • Save gas (less air conditioning required)
  • Protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Reduce the risk of skin cancer (left side of the body)
  • Increase privacy for driver
  • Reduce fading of upholstery
  • Protect against opportunistic theft

The law on tinting windows on commercial vehicles

Thanks to lobbying by the International Window Film Association (IWFA), it is now legal to tint windows on commercial motor vehicles, although there are certain rules and safety regulations that must be adhered to.

Legal regulations in the US dictate that tinted windows on commercial vehicles must allow at least 70% of normal light to pass through.

Types of window tinting in commercial vehicles

There are many different types of films used to tint glass on commercial vehicles. Be wary of investing in cheaper brands that aren’t as durable or long-lasting as the more expensive, better-quality brands. The last thing you want is for your window tint to fade, lift, or bubble after only a couple of months.

Window films come in many different colors and shades. The darkness of a tint and the amount of light that can pass through are measured through its Variable Light Transmission (VLT). The higher the VLT, the lighter the tint, and the lower the VLT, the darker the tint.

Professional application of window tints on commercial vehicles

It’s advisable to have a commercial window tint film installed by a professional for the following reasons:

  • Best film type selected for your vehicle
  • Installed in a dust-free workshop
  • Guaranteed bubble-free result
  • 2-year installation warranty applies

Best brands of commercial window tint

The best brands of tinted film are those that don’t bubble, peel or face in the long run. After more than 13 years in business, Tinting Chicago has tried and tested all the leading brands of tint film and now only works with the two best brands: 3M and Rayno.

Both 3M and Rayno provide a lifetime warranty against fading, that’s in addition to our installation warranty that guarantees 100% bubble-free surfaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a window tint on a commercial vehicle reduce a driver's risk of skin cancer?

Yes, studies have shown that tinted window films can reduce the risk of skin cancer for truck drivers, particularly on the left side of their bodies. Truck drivers and drivers of other commercial vehicles absorb a lot of harmful UVA and UVB rays through their windshields and side windows - yes, the sun's harmful rays can travel through the glass! Tinted window films will cut out these rays and therefore reduce the risk of melanoma.

How to clean vehicle windows with a commercial window tint?

  • Always hand wash
  • Use a microfiber cloth
  • Mix warm water with a drop of mild detergent
  • Wipe down the window in one direction only

Is it worth tinting my big rig windows?

Yes, it's worth tinting the windows of any commercial vehicle in which the driver spends an excessive amount of time and absorbs a lot of the sun's rays. If you're using a big rig in a hot and sunny climate, you can significantly reduce glare, as well as UVB and UVA exposure by installing tinted film on the side windows and windshield.


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