Sleeping In Truck

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Michael M.'s Comment
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I was wondering how hard it is to get used to sleeping in the truck with the engine idling and other trucks idling around you .? Is the idling sound pretty loud and how is the process of getting used to the constant sound ?

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Carl S.'s Comment
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You get used to is pretty quick. Most sleepers have pretty good insulation. My truck has an APU and a reefer that's usually on continuous run. After a couple nights the vibration from the engine kinda rocks you to sleep. I do like to avoid parking next to older reefers as some of them sound like tree chippers.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Never bothered me a bit,after 11 hours of driving,Im out in a few minutes.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Your engine won't be so loud since there's sound insulation between it and the cab. The ones that will keep you awake are next to you, and a reefer running makes it worse.

I invested in some ear plugs for those noisy neighbors.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
William C.'s Comment
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You will get so used to it that when you take time off it will be hard to sleep at all

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I can sleep anywhere, like a rock! Mom always said I could sleep thru the house falling down around me. Told me I snored really bad to, but heck, I can't hear it, told her she was crazy. She threatened to record me but never did.....I slept thru the big Whittier, Cal. earthquake, until they came and woke me up! I was sleeping so good! I slept in buddies rig once, like a baby.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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When I drove reefer , the thing that would wake me up is quiet. If the reefer wasn't running, when it should, THAT would wake me up.

Dave

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah you'll get used to it. The days are so long and exhausting that half the time you won't even remember going to bed. You'll be getting out of the seat thinking, "Awesome! My day is finally over with!" ....then suddenly you're waking up again and crawling right back into the driver's seat.

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Michael M.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for all the great feedback. Hope everyone had a great day !!!!

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Yeah you'll get used to it. The days are so long and exhausting that half the time you won't even remember going to bed. You'll be getting out of the seat thinking, "Awesome! My day is finally over with!" ....then suddenly you're waking up again and crawling right back into the driver's seat.

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Here's one. You'll be driving down the road, when...all of a sudden...the alarm clock goes off, and you WAKE UP IN YOUR SLEEPER BERTH.

Dave

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

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