Super Sleeper Trucks

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Sean A.'s Comment
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Hello right now I'm currently own my own truck and lease it on with a company. My wife rides with me and we've pretty much been living in a truck for 3 years. We've been considering trading in our truck and getting a super sleeper truck. She doesn't drive and does not want to due to a severe accident she got in about 5 years ago so we are not nor will never be team drivers. I'm mentioning that because I've noticed a lot of companies that have super sleepers seem to be a team operation although I could be wrong.

My questions are what companies would have freight that would have driving room for a truck with that size wheel base? Right now some of the places I go you can barley fit a normal semi truck in, I can't imagine doing that with a super sleeper.

Are there any companies that would hire me considering I would be a solo driver in a team's truck? Meaning that I wouldn't be able to run at the normal schedule of a team operation.

Would the companies expect me to have some form of specialty experience? Ie household moving or flatbed? (Right now I only have dry van and reefer experience.

I dont know much about the super sleeper part of this industry because I've always thought it would be weird to just walk up to someone and a truck like that and just start annoying them with questions, but I'd really like to know and would be grateful for any help on the matter. Thanks

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Sid V.'s Comment
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Hi Sean,

I have thrown around getting a super sleeper myself. Unfortunately, you probably will have to ask the owners about it at some point.

I talked to one owner a few years ago and he says he hauls government contracted freight. In top of that he made it a point that he only hauls freight when the market is good.

From what I got out of it is that he's basically very financially secured, and hauling freight as an on the side retirement gig.

BK's Comment
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I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has driven one of these super sleeper trucks. Just how is the backing process affected by these jumbo tractors?

Sean A.'s Comment
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Hi Sean,

I have thrown around getting a super sleeper myself. Unfortunately, you probably will have to ask the owners about it at some point.

I talked to one owner a few years ago and he says he hauls government contracted freight. In top of that he made it a point that he only hauls freight when the market is good.

From what I got out of it is that he's basically very financially secured, and hauling freight as an on the side retirement gig.

Thanks, that's very impressive that he's successful enough to do that.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Sean, I once interviewed an O/O who had one of those huge sleepers on his truck. I wrote an article about my visit with him. You may find it an interesting read. Here's a link to the article...

Confessions Of An Owner Operator

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sean A.'s Comment
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Hey Sean, I once interviewed an O/O who had one of those huge sleepers on his truck. I wrote an article about my visit with him. You may find it an interesting read. Here's a link to the article...

Confessions Of An Owner Operator

I will check it out thank you Sir

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Having an extra-large car would be pretty cool, though! These are a few I've snapped.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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KW W900 w/168" Sleeper

Hey PackRat, don't YOU drive a Kenny ?!?!? ^^ this you??

This is MY 'Dreamboat Annie' . . . . for the moment!!

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Here she is, full circle ~ Western Star, Dreamboat Annie!

Enjoy; I sure would!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Yes, I do drive a KW. Her name is Jonesy.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Yes, I do drive a KW. Her name is Jonesy.

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That actually IS kinda roomy for a company ride....isn't it ?!? AND it's my favorite color AND favorite shade...wow! Hunter green, yes?

I don't believe YOU'VE shared pictures of the innards to this new(er) ride, have you????

Well, you should! :) (Please?)

Thanks, Jonesy!

~ Anne ~

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