How To Choose The Right Mattress?

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Sophia D.'s Comment
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How to choose a right mattress size and which mattress brand is the best? I need help, please.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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The lower bunk mattress equipped in "most" trucks are "Twin XL"....You should get a new mattress when assigned a truck. You don't know who or what slept in the old 1 before.....ASK for new lol.

Seen a brand new driver at our terminal about year+ back, he got ate up! from bed bugs in the truck he got. Didn't know why he had so many red bite marks all over himself, til I was told by front counter. Dude looked like hell !!


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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The first two trucks I drove had terrible mattresses. I swear they had factory installed speed bumps. So I got a nice memory foam mattress topper and that was a great help, slept like a baby on that topper. Fast forward 2 years to my current truck (2010 Frightliner) and I don’t need the topper. The mattress is so much better than before. The company should provide you with a new, comfortable mattress. If not, let them know because lack of sleep is not what companies want to see drivers suffer from.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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My previous comment should have read: 2019 Frightliner.

PackRat's Comment
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If you get established driving and feel like this is something you'll be doing for the long term, check out aftermarket mattresses. Not always cheap, but worth it in my view. I got mine five years ago at "" website.

Bklyn Dreams's Comment
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My trainer had a top of the line $2000 mattress in her truck. It was some black label pillow top. Slept great except for the bouncing down road while she drove. Lol.

Her reason for spending so much? We spend more time in that bunk than anywhere else. Might as well be extremely comfortable. Me? I can sleep on the bare floor. Hehe

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