Top Bunk

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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For solo drivers, do you remove and store the top bunk mattress so you can store and organize more items?

How do you utilize your top bunk to the best advantage? Thanks

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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My company runs just solo drivers, so they don't put a mattress in the top bunk to begin with. I have totes, bigger boxes and a laundry basket up there to hold winter clothes, couple rolls paper towels, canned foods, dirty laundry, etc.


RealDiehl's Comment
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When solo I remove mattress. You can probably find someplace at a terminal to turn it in. I usually keep a dirty laundry sack up there along with a big Rubbermaid container that holds things I don't need everyday like cleaning supplies, rain jacket, bungees, spare flashlight, batteries, etc.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Photos of mine on my bio page.

PackRat's Comment
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Here's a recent picture. The two red totes are McClane food service property that I swiped at a WM lot. The smaller tote in the center is my cold weather gear, minus one set of coveralls. On the far left is a military duffel bag that is for dirty clothes. On the right side is the ICECO freezer.

Stuff not easily seen in the photo also stored up there: two spare fuel filters, a spare air cleaner, cold weather sleeping bag, bottles of water, a large container of laundry soap, a spare GPS, a large box of black trash bags, extra boxes of tissues, toilet paper, a box that has rolled coins, and a few cordless tools (grinder, spotlight, blower, drill).

Nothing has ever come crashing down from up there even with hard brakes, slides, nor the fine roads of Indiana or Shreveport.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I recently got a 2022 Freightliner with the table and chairs so I only have one bunk. In place of the top bunk is a storage shelf similar to a bunk but smaller. I use it the same as the real top bunk. Laundry hamper totes with food, tools, misc (measured to efficiently fit of course) water, shower bag, spare bedding and the such.


Pianoman's Comment
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Dang this thread makes me think I don’t utilize the space I have in my truck as much as I could lol. I usually don’t keep anything on the top bunk. I’ve started leaving it folded up because it makes the truck feel bigger

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