Taking A Bicycle On The Road

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Enrico S.'s Comment
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thinking of taking my bicycle on the road with me for exercise and maybe even transportation on my off duty time. not sure where to secure it though to big for in the cab and not sure how and if allowed to transport behind cab anyone out there have any suggestions

Scott O.'s Comment
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thinking of taking my bicycle on the road with me for exercise and maybe even transportation on my off duty time. not sure where to secure it though to big for in the cab and not sure how and if allowed to transport behind cab anyone out there have any suggestions

There's a thread here about mounting your bike to your truck not sure where but you and search it on this website by using the search engine here

Frank Z.'s Comment
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thinking of taking my bicycle on the road with me for exercise and maybe even transportation on my off duty time. not sure where to secure it though to big for in the cab and not sure how and if allowed to transport behind cab anyone out there have any suggestions

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There's a thread here about mounting your bike to your truck not sure where but you and search it on this website by using the search engine here

Frank Z.'s Comment
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thinking of taking my bicycle on the road with me for exercise and maybe even transportation on my off duty time. not sure where to secure it though to big for in the cab and not sure how and if allowed to transport behind cab anyone out there have any suggestions

Frank Z.'s Comment
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It is amazing to me how rare bicycles on trucks are. They should be natural comrades. I hear truckers claiming that they are interested in their physical fitness, that's reason number one. Want more? Most truck stops are not the most interesting places on earth. Call them what you like, interesting or unique will not be in your description. Guess what, there is a really interesting village five miles down the road with a fantastic restaurant and perhaps a fresh from the oven bake shop next to the village green. You are in trucking because you want to see the country? There is a whole world not visible from behind a steering wheel of an eighteen wheeler.

For a whole host of reasons trucking companies should be encouraging bikes on trucks. They have a vested interest in happy, fit truckers. Many list "pet friendly" in their promotional literature. How about bike friendly. How about a bike carrying rack on the back of every tractor.

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Tim H.'s Comment
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I was considering that very idea and how I might be able to bring mine when I get solo. Was wondering if it were possible to put on back of cab and if it were legal. Maybe front bumper like transit buses do.

IR0ND0G's Comment
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I have a Montague Paratrooper Highline that I plan on taking with me in the warmer months. Still need to work out where I will keep it, but it will go with me one way or another.

Rolling's Comment
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When I started trucking in 2013, I carried a folding bike that I bought for under $200 on Walmart's website. The lightest bikes cost a lot. Now I just carry a small plastic skateboard for adults.

PackRat's Comment
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I parked in East St Louis, IL at the Pilot last fall next to a KW that had a bicycle hung on the rear of the sleeper. There was a standard bike rack like you would see on a car bolted to the truck, centered, and above the air lines/trailer power cables.

Nacho B.'s Comment
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One of the first things I'll do when on a truck is measure to see if my folding bike will fit. It measures 23 x 22.2 x 10.6. I'm hoping it will fit in that space under where the lower bunk lifts up. I've read some other threads about mounting a regular bike to the back of the tractor. A few people reported that while it DID work, the bike got so incredibly grungy being exposed to the elements all the time that the owners rarely wanted to ride it/deal with it. Plus, as a company driver, I can only assume companies will have a policy on what you can and cannot attach to their equipment.

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