Bed In The Truck

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Running Bear's Comment
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Okay I know these are not going to be top of the line mattresses in the trucks. My question is what can I expect as far as a mattress goes? Should I plan on putting a pillow top or something like that in my truck or will I be okay without it? Thank you for your help on this in advance I'll look forward to your responses

Patrick C.'s Comment
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The mattresses aren't too bad while they are new, but wear out, comfort wise, quickly. You may want to consider throwing some money down on either a memory foam pillow top or a decent mattress. Size is usually twin XL.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Charlie had doubts:

Okay I know these are not going to be top of the line mattresses in the trucks.

Do you not think a company wants their drivers well rested during their 10 hour stop? No, the mattress aren't top of the line Sealy Posturepedic, but they're not bad. (All foam, no springs.)

You can enhance your bed how you like it - pillow top, memory foam, etc. I tried double mattresses, but that didn't help. Nobody will do you from buying your own pad, either.

Keep in mind the mattress size. At Swift they will issue you a Twin XL (TXL code), about 4" longer that the usual twin. Even with that, there's a few extra inches on the bed shelf.

MC1371's Comment
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There are more than a few of us who have upgraded our mattresses.

I've got a 10.5" TwinXL, I believe Rainey is the reigning queen with a 13" TwinXL.

Yes, most are memory foam. Come nicely vacume packed and expand when you cut the wrap.

Average price is about $150-$300

It was one of my first upgrades.

The standard 4" is adequate, but there is rested, and we'll rested.

Matthew K.'s Comment
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I believe Rainey is the reigning queen

I c wut u did there

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I have a twin air mattress, I set my standard mattress on top and it has a foam pad on it. It is like climbing onto a bed fit for a king.

Turtle's Comment
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Personally I can't wait to get home this week so I can get a new mattress. The company issued mattress is nice and thick and cushy and all that, but I prefer a firm mattress.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I'm guessing I had the stock Freightliner mattess when I first got the truck. Swift issued me a new one that's a few inches shorter than the shelf. Really doesn't matter after a few months, I still sleep better on the truck then when I rent a motel room. LOL!

JJ

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hahha....i upgraded to a euro pillowtop 17 inch lol. I need it soooooooffffftttttt. They gave us foam.some people actually like. To me it feels like sinking into a rock.

Be aware my Twin XL in the cascadia is the same size as the company mattress however, Miss Myoshis International Lightweight did not fit a Twin XL...she had to special.order from an online company

It gets tricky with thick mattresses flipping it in the air to get the sheets on though!!! Lol

top bunks are also a different size than the bottom. So the truck makes the difference.

Prime has various ones at the company store you can buy. Which can be deducted.from your pay with FM approval.

I ordered mine from National.Mattress Warehouse in Deptford NJ. They guy will let you put it on lay away for as long as you need as long as you let him know. If the mattress you want gets discontinued he will apply the money to another. He will ship to store home or the Bensalem PA warehouse. And has great quality

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Big Scott's Comment
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The new matress the company gave me has springs and is quite comfortable for me.

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