This Might Be A Stupid Question, But......

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Thomas D.'s Comment
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I was just curious as to whether or not the tractors issued to solo drivers have bunks or not?

Errol V.'s Comment
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The unused upper bunk a great place to store your stuff! If you see one that looks like there's no upper bunk, it's probably folded up against the back wall.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I was just curious as to whether or not the tractors issued to solo drivers have bunks or not?

This may be a stupid answer, but yes and no. Driving a day cab tractor, no bunk. Driving a sleeper cab tractor, yes. In fact the sleeper cab tractors issued normally to drivers who are out overnight and usually longer, have two bunks. There is a top bunk and a lower bunk. Solo drivers usually use the top bunk for storage.

And the only stupid question is the one that doesn't get asked.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The unused upper bunk a great place to store your stuff! If you see one that looks like there's no upper bunk, it's probably folded up against the back wall.

Errol, you are the winner, you beat me to it.shocked.png shocked.png shocked.png shocked.png

PackRat's Comment
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The unused upper bunk a great place to store your stuff! If you see one that looks like there's no upper bunk, it's probably folded up against the back wall.

When I was driving at Roehl in 2016, all trucks (except trainers) were a single bunk. I had plenty of extra cabinets, though.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I was just curious as to whether or not the tractors issued to solo drivers have bunks or not?

In a bit I am getting a new 2022 Freightliner....whenever the chips are put in it. I was given a choice of a single bunk with extra storage or a double bunk.

The storage is similar to what is up front:

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I chose the extra bunk.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Usually yes. I always use the top bunk (without a mattress) for storage. My new truck is a 2022 freightliner, it has the table and chairs setup so it is without a top bunk. In its place it has built in storage.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone!

Looks like the consensus as far as sleeper trucks go is most (but not 100%) are two bunk trucks.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks everyone!

Looks like the consensus as far as sleeper trucks go is most (but not 100%) are two bunk trucks.

Thomas;

If your reason for asking is having that handsome 'lil MAN' ride along when he's 13 (or whatever age the insurance waiver per your company requires,) you most certainly can request the double bunk!!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: He looks eager to go . . . NOW, LoL! Git'a'move'ON! ;) haha!

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone!

Looks like the consensus as far as sleeper trucks go is most (but not 100%) are two bunk trucks.

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Thomas;

If your reason for asking is having that handsome 'lil MAN' ride along when he's 13 (or whatever age the insurance waiver per your company requires,) you most certainly can request the double bunk!!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: He looks eager to go . . . NOW, LoL! Git'a'move'ON! ;) haha!

Thanks for that.

Yes, when he's old enough, I couldn't keep him outta my truck lol. Hel loves it when I'd bring my company rollback home for weekend on call. He calls it Big Boy. He loves it when we go out for a ride in it. Big Boy in this case is a 2020 Freightliner M2-102 Business Class extended cab with the Cummins 6.7, Allison Automatic, air brakes and a 21 foot steel rollback bed.

That's my youngest pictured there, 6 years old, and a cancer survivor. My little warrior, never would know if you seen him that anything ever happened, he just keeps smiling and laughing like any other 6 year old. I've probably learned more from him than he'll ever learn from me.

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