Turn Your Car or Truck into a Mobile Office with These Essentials

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Now more than ever, productivity is the key to a successful career. With the increase in remote work, more of us need to find ways to stay busy and up to speed, no matter where we are or where the job takes us. Truck drivers, construction workers, and employees in other fields who travel for work know exactly how tough it is to stay connected and productive when you’re on the road all the time. And if the boss is trying to reach you? You’d better pick up.

Luckily, thanks to remote work becoming the new norm, there are lots of great new products on the market designed to make it easier and more comfortable to work from the driver’s seat. From tech to organizers, here are some of our favorite must-have mobile office essentials for the modern worker who’s always on the go.

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Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster

First things first. If you’re going to work from the cabin of your car or truck, you’ll need to stay connected no matter where the job takes you. WeBoost’s signal booster works with all major mobile carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T. With 5G and 4G LTE, you’ll get fewer dropped calls, faster internet, improved streaming, and greater hotspot capability even on the most remote jobsite. 

  • Supports 5G technology
  • Conserves phone battery for longer life
  • It’s not cheap, but it’s very highly rated

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Front-Seat Car Desk

Designed to sit on the passenger’s seat, this fantastic organizer not only keeps your files and documents in place but also has a swing-out, nonslip tabletop desk surface for your laptop, tablet, or other device. There’s a large compartment under the desk for out-of-sight storage of electronics and other valuables. The gray version is shown, but there are seven distinct finishes to choose from, including black, mahogany, and three styles of camo.

  • Perfect for pickups
  • Made in the USA
  • Swing-out desk may not clear some large center consoles

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Front-Seat Organizer

If you choose not to go with the front-seat desk, you’ll still need to have all your stuff with you. Made of sturdy 600D polyester, this organizer comes with a rain cover and features a padded laptop sleeve. It makes sense for police officers, lawyers, and anyone who’s in and out of the car all day because it doubles as a tote or backpack. Simply unhook it and take your valuables with you. And if you pick up a passenger, you can quickly and easily toss it in the back seat.

  • Fits in the front seat of any car or truck
  • Plenty big enough for a 17-inch laptop
  • Not exactly stylish, but it gets the job done

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2-in-1 Steering-Wheel/Headrest Tray

No need for a big ol’ desk unit taking up the whole front seat. Keep your work (and lunch) in front of you—and off your clothes and upholstery—with this steering-wheel desk. The square

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Stellantis will turn Turin factory into hub for EVs, Maserati cars

MILAN — Stellantis plans to retool its factory in Turin, Italy, into an electric-vehicle hub, transferring production of two Maserati models to the Mirafiori plant.

The move is intended to increase efficiency and safeguard jobs as the automaker shifts to selling more electric vehicles.

Stellantis will assign Mirafiori a new electrified platform to build Maserati sedans between 2022 and 2024, making the factory, where the automaker already produces the Fiat New 500 battery-electric minicar, the group’s center for electrification in Italy.

The Mirafiori factory is the historic center of Fiat, employing some 50,000 workers in its heyday in the 1970s when it used to produce more than 600,000 cars a year.

The plant currently builds the Maserati Levante SUV as well as the Fiat New 500.

Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Saturday reported that Stellantis could increase production of the combustion-engine Fiat 500 at Mirafiori by moving some volumes there from Tychy, Poland.

At Mirafiori, Stellantis will have one manufacturing process to make combustion engines, hybrids, and electric powertrains.

Maserati EV platform

Stellantis, which was formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group earlier this year, will build the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans at Mirafiori, shifting from the nearby site of Grugliasco.

One of the first actions will be to create a new electrified platform specific for Maserati, Stellantis said.

“Stellantis is working with determination and alacrity to anticipate and prepare for the energy transition of all its Italian industrial sites,” the company said in a statement Monday.

The goal is to improve performance at the plants “to give this country a strategic role among the group’s main domestic European markets,” Stellantis said.

Future production of the New 500 is also confirmed in Turin, the automaker said, after presenting its plan in Rome to the industry and labor ministers and unions.

No job losses

All 1,100 workers and functions in Grugliasco will move to Mirafiori by 2024 with no overall impact on jobs in the area, Stellantis said without giving details about what happens to the Grugliasco site after that date. Assembly operations will move immediately.

Grugliasco is 4 km (2.5 miles) from Mirafiori. Its workers have often moved between the two sites based on production needs.

The decision marks the end of full car manufacturing at the Grugliasco plant less than a decade after it started production of Maserati cars.

Stellantis said it will allocate more electrification-related activities to Mirafiori.

Italy overhaul

Stellantis’ production in Italy has been under scrutiny for costing more than elsewhere in Europe.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares told Italian unions in February that production costs at Fiat’s factories in Italy were up to four times more than at PSA’s plants in France or Spain for a similar model, mainly because of lower-than-expected sales rather than high labor costs.

In June, the automaker decided to reorganize output at the Melfi plant in southern Italy, its largest facility in the country, on a single enhanced line that will merge two existing ones with

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