Best Mattress For OTR Driving

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Craig L.'s Comment
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The companies should be buying the mattresses. It's a job necessity.

PackRat's Comment
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The companies should be buying the mattresses. It's a job necessity.

They are buying them. We’re just spoiled and if we can afford to get something better, we do. Every truck I’ve been assigned had “ a mattress”, I wanted an upgrade, so I got myself one.

Susan D. 's Comment
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At west side if you get a truck that's been previously assigned to another driver, they'll put a brand new mattress in it for you, but they're hard as a rock. I was about to die from lack of sleep in that spinner truck while mine was being repaired. In my new truck, from day one the factory mattress sucked... springs all boogered up. I put a 4" memory foam topper on it and its been amazing since.

Craig, quality sleep is vital to doing this job safely. We do whatever it takes to ensure proper rest. It's a must if you want to be at the top of your game.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I had a topper in my last truck. Very nice, but the new mattress is amazing. I have the hybrid memory foam at home and like it, but my new truck came with solid memory foam and it's amazing. I love it.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I bought a 2 inch memory foam pad to put over my mattress. I also have a couple of "my pillows" I absolutely love those. And I sleep all year round with flannel sheets. They Wick the sweat off you. Of course I have a great comforter and I crank my Apu on high so all you see is the top of my head no matter what time of year it is. I sleep better in my truck than I do at home

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I bought a 2 inch memory foam pad to put over my mattress. I also have a couple of "my pillows" I absolutely love those. And I sleep all year round with flannel sheets. They Wick the sweat off you. Of course I have a great comforter and I crank my Apu on high so all you see is the top of my head no matter what time of year it is. I sleep better in my truck than I do at home

JYK9, They wick the sweat off YOU, not ME, and lets keep it that way! LOL.

Seriously, as Susan pointed out, a comfortable mattress is so important to a good nights sleep and a good nights sleep is so important to safe driving. And I get what you are saying about sleeping better in the truck. I think that's a pretty common thing. I always loved camping in a tent and being in the truck reminds me of the great camping adventures I've had.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I highly recommend to any new driver.. as soon as you are able, get NICE bedding and pillows. Stuff that feels amazing! Get a premium topper or mattress for your truck. Your body will love you for it. I too sleep better in my truck than at home, even though I have a wonderful memory foam mattress and I love the way that comforter feels also lol.. my sleeper bunk is like my cozy "nest'. I just sleep better in my truck.

Josh's Comment
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So i finally got into a shop to try some mattresses out... I went in to try the American Furniture Warehouse cloud mattress, so glad I did because it was horrible. The nectar mattress was pretty nice.. Then I tried out a few others and ended up with a sealy Vogue series. it was 550 for a twin XL, but they had one that was marked down because the box was damaged lol.. I ended up with it for 230 bucks. 13 inch thick coil mattress with a 3" memory foam pillow top! Cant wait to give it a try! The best part is I have 100 night trial and if I dont like it i can return it for a full refund.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Rainy days:

“The store pays the sales tax if you pay cash. ”

Lol. Something tells me there is no official record of those sales.

And I agree with Susan, get really good bedding. I get the highest thread count sheets I can find for a twin XL.

And like everyone else I sleep better in the truck than at home.

I use a 3” memory foam pad on top of the new mattress the company gave me. Mine is “something” cool memory foam from Walmart. Maybe the varicool someone else mentioned.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Rainy days:

“The store pays the sales tax if you pay cash. ”

Lol. Something tells me there is no official record of those sales.

And I agree with Susan, get really good bedding. I get the highest thread count sheets I can find for a twin XL.

And like everyone else I sleep better in the truck than at home.

I use a 3” memory foam pad on top of the new mattress the company gave me. Mine is “something” cool memory foam from Walmart. Maybe the varicool someone else mentioned.

I live in NH and MASS offers that from time to time on furniture and clothes. I am sure the sales are recorded. Many MASS residents shop in NH since we have no sales tax.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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