Driver safety when exiting and entering your tractor at night is more difficult to ensure than during the day. Darkness creates many places for unsavory people to hide which are impossible for the naked eye to penetrate. With an Infrared camera in hand night is turned into day as heat energy is translated into a video presentation of your surroundings. Carry the IR camera with you as you exit the tractor. Scan the parking areas as you head in or out to your car or the truckstop. The IR camera functions also to improve visibility for pre-and post-trip inspections as well as enroute fuel stop walk-arounds. Prevent surprises and increase your safety with an affordable handheld IR camera in the tractor.