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Chris Z.'s Comment
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Hey guys, I was wondering. When running teams, the idea is to keep the truck constantly rolling, for the most part. Do you all ever run into problems with wearing a seat belt? I mean, how can you sleep and wear a seat belt at the same time? Is there some kind of bed-restraint that is similar to a seat belt?

Okiecowboy's Comment
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Our truck has a bed restraint that looks like a cargo net, here is a link to what it looks like.

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/study-shows-danger-of-sleepers/

It sets up to where it doesnt touch you while you sleep. It has kept me from being thrown in the floor by my partner during an oh **** moment lol.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Yes, there's that cargo net thing. I've never used it, and I've never been tossed out of bed. I suppose if something happened that throws me onto the floor, I need to know about it.

Chris Z.'s Comment
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Our truck has a bed restraint that looks like a cargo net, here is a link to what it looks like.

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/study-shows-danger-of-sleepers/

It sets up to where it doesnt touch you while you sleep. It has kept me from being thrown in the floor by my partner during an oh **** moment lol.

Oh, thanks for enlightening me on that, guys!

Okiecowboy's Comment
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I use mine pretty regular, hopefully nothing will happen. But it seems it would be real easy to take a blow to the head or break something if you thrown from that bunk. The pic i linked akso has an article that talks about a study dobe on wrecks with someone in the sleeper.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Well that only applies to team driving. Errol, you're by yourself, correct? So the truck isn't moving when you're sleeping.

I can only imagine the scare of being throw down your bed....sometimes I have nightmares that I'm falling and it wakes me up every time, almost in a panic.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Well that only applies to team driving. Errol, you're by yourself, correct? So the truck isn't moving when you're sleeping.

I can only imagine the scare of being throw down your bed....sometimes I have nightmares that I'm falling and it wakes me up every time, almost in a panic.

You are all snuggled in your bed, sleeping and dreaming of perfect road conditions, and perfectly balanced loads, when all of a sudden, you are in between the front seats, because someone backed into your trailer, while trying to park. Ya never know when the restraint can come in handy.

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Rob S.'s Comment
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"I can only imagine the scare of being throw down your bed....sometimes I have nightmares that I'm falling and it wakes me up every time, almost in a panic."

Falling in your dreams is common for many … this is what the "dream dictionary" says about it;

As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties. You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life. This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment. You have lost your foothold and keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control. This lost of control may parallel a waking situation in your life.

Perhaps it could be a reflection of this new stage in your life, learning to drive a big rig.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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We don't use the net... and neither of us has gotten thrown.y trainer says I drive like a little old lady.. and well. I won't comment on her driving in case she is reading this.

More often stuff flies from my top bunk

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I've been rolled out of my bunk a number of times while on tour, but the sleeping position is different. In a truck you're sleeping perpendicular to the road. On a tour bus, you're sleeping along the length of the bus. The rule was to sleep with your feet pointing towards the front of the bus, so that if there is an accident or hard stop you are less likely to suffer from head trauma. I think sleeping perpendicular will feel weird, because your body "knows" which direction it's heading. At least, that's how it felt with me. But knowing what I know about sleeping on moving vehicles, I can see why you're not allowed to sleep in the top bunk while the truck is moving. In Europe, double decker tour busses were common. I always slept on the first level. Being up that high not only caused the top to have more sway (which is how I rolled out of my bunk on several occasions), you're more likely to sustain worse injuries in an accident. I did that about 2 or 3 times before I wised up and slept on the first deck.

Is there enough space in the truck to actually roll out of your bunk? I thought it was basically right up behind the seats.

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