Comfort While Driving

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Zakk S.'s Comment
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I've been driving a 2018 Cascadia for about a month now. I thought i would get used to how unbelievably uncomfortable the driver seat is but it's not getting any better. I bought a purple seat cushion which does help slightly but, it still feels like I've been sitting on a 2x4 for 3 days straight after about an hour of driving. Is it just me or are freightliner seats trash? My dads 379 seats are comfortable for me, all 4 of my cars seats are comfortable, I've never had an issue before with any other vehicle seats. This is the second cascadia ive been in and had the same issue. Both of them also have the driver seat leaning to the right slightly. Thoughts?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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The seats lose their cushion over time. I had a gel seat cushion and switched to a Purple one. I like it much better. You might want to try a thicker cushion. Some companies may replace seats.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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If you got into a used truck, the leaning to the right is because of the elogs...most people lean over to the right to work on them. They may not realize they are doing that, but all trucks I've been in have that right tilt.

The seat loses cushioning as time goes on.

Laura

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Old School's Comment
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The two things I think about are...

1. Take your wallet out of your pocket while driving. This provides pain relief for a lot of truck drivers.

2. Lower the position of your seat. Most new drivers keep their seat adjusted way too high. You want that thing down so low that you are basically bottomed out. I was always more comfortable with my seat all the way down to the bottom.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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The two things I think about are...

1. Take your wallet out of your pocket while driving. This provides pain relief for a lot of truck drivers.

2. Lower the position of your seat. Most new drivers keep their seat adjusted way too high. You want that thing down so low that you are basically bottomed out. I was always more comfortable with my seat all the way down to the bottom.

O/S, you'd mentioned the wallet thing EONS ago, and leme tell ya .. WOW that helped Tom. His being a lefty, it REALLY made a difference, keeping the wallet in his LEFT pocket, tipped him right, all the MORE!

The seats lose their cushion over time. I had a gel seat cushion and switched to a Purple one. I like it much better. You might want to try a thicker cushion. Some companies may replace seats.

I've 'seen' those purple ones online.. are they compliant with a day cab? I got Tom those 'beads' and it lasted all of 3 days. Glad Amazon took it back, haha!!

If you got into a used truck, the leaning to the right is because of the elogs...most people lean over to the right to work on them. They may not realize they are doing that, but all trucks I've been in have that right tilt.

The seat loses cushioning as time goes on.

Laura

That SURE makes sense, dangit! Even MORE for a lefty, like MY guy~!!!rofl-3.gif

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Xnihilo's Comment
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1. Take your wallet out of your pocket while driving. This provides pain relief for a lot of truck drivers.

This.

There are front-pocket wallets that follow the contour of your pocket. I've been using the Rogue Wallet for years. Love it. No more off-kilter while sitting.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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1. Take your wallet out of your pocket while driving. This provides pain relief for a lot of truck drivers.

This.

There are front-pocket wallets that follow the contour of your pocket. I've been using the Rogue Wallet for years. Love it. No more off-kilter while sitting.

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Hmmmm... NICE concept; never KNEW this existed!!!! Hubby's right hip is SO wockey jawed from driving crooked, LoL..

Like this ?!?!?

Amazon / Rogue RFID Front Pocket Wallet

Thanks for the heads up, for sure~!

~ Anne ~

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Don's Comment
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After driving for a couple/few years, if you don't watch your diet or exercise you will soon have more than enough "cushioning."

Dan67's Comment
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Those seats do wear out quick and the cushions are not the highest quality either. And if a larger person was driving the truck before you they could have easily worn that seat out much faster. But as suggested properly adjust the seat first. Your feet should be flat on floor with shoulders relaxed and you arms relaxed bent at a 90 with hands in the middle of the steering wheel. You can adjust the seat cushion front and back so that the seat supports your thighs, but not so forward that your butt hangs out the back of the seat. Seat backrest should not be so far back that you are doing the "low rider pose". More upright is better for you ergonomically. My 2016 crapcadia daycab is adjusted perfect for me. A few weeks ago I had to drive another guys truck while mine was getting a PM done. He's a big boy.. 400 lbs and his seat was badly worn out. Unfortunately that is more common than it should be with so many truckers significantly overweight.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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You can try making little adjustments to your position while driving.

Drive with the seat back straight up while sitting erect as possible (perfect posture), with your feet planted flat on the floor (under cruise of course) until you feel a need to adjust.

Then slide the seat a little closer to the steering wheel and recline the back a couple notches to relax. Rest your elbows on the arm rest and hold the wheel from the bottom.

For me, switching positions is key to staying comfortable.

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