Bed Bugs and Other Creepy Crawlies

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Vin_C12H24's Comment
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Based on the several posts I have seen about Bed Bugs...how the heck do bed bugs infest a truck or sleeper in a truck anyway? Is it due to poor personal hygiene ? Also, what can drivers/students do about it? Any tricks of the trade?

Bill F.'s Comment
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Get a day cab , no bed no bugs...

Just kidding. Here is a link to a recent post on this site: Bed Bugs

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Deke's Comment
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It is not a hygiene issue. You can pick up bed bugs if you happen to stay in a place that has them (ie..hotel) and transfer them to your truck, home, or wherever you take your suitcase, duffel, or whatever next. Once they infest a location, it can be quite difficult to get rid of them.

MyNameGoesHere's Comment
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I beleive that this link about Bed Bugs is what you're looking for.

Vin_C12H24's Comment
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Thanks! BTW I see you work for Swift. I am going to take my CDL training with them.

I beleive that this link about Bed Bugs is what you're looking for.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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