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Deborah P.'s Comment
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I just started trucking and I am with a trainer so I have to sleep on the top bunk. Does anyone know how exactly to properly get up onto the top bunk without causing major injury....? LOL I have a lot of trouble getting up there. Is it really for sleeping or just storage? LOL Please let me know. Thanks.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Try stepping on the edge of your trainers bed if he allows and using the handle. If that doesn't work then try using a cabinet. Use the edge of a cabinet as a stepping stool and use the handle thats near the top bunk to assist also. If you're having difficulty with it then I think your trainer should compromise some of his space to accommodate to your struggle. Besides that I cannot think of anything else besides maybe buying an actual step stool but I wouldn't recommend it as those take up some room, room you don't have.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yap, students always get the top bunk. And it is indeed for sleeping. It's really tough sleeping up there if the truck is rolling, and some companies don't permit it for safety reasons.

There's no secret that I know of to get up there. Most bunks have a "table" I guess you would call it with a rubber step on it for climbing up into the top bunk.

RedGator's Comment
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I was lucky. My trainer had an electric cooler. Being 5'1 I might not have been able to climb without the boost! Lol

OOS:

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I was lucky. My trainer had an electric cooler. Being 5'1 I might not have been able to climb without the boost! Lol

Yeah, but you have to be super careful because those coolers can by "tippy". Step on it wrong or lean too much and you're going to have a spectacular face plant perfect for Funniest Home Videos! rofl-3.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

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.

RedGator's Comment
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I was lucky. My trainer had an electric cooler. Being 5'1 I might not have been able to climb without the boost! Lol

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Yeah, but you have to be super careful because those coolers can by "tippy". Step on it wrong or lean too much and you're going to have a spectacular face plant perfect for Funniest Home Videos! rofl-3.gif

You just gotta be good like that;-)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

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.

ATXJEHU's Comment
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I placed my left ft on rail of lower bunk, rt ft on rubber ft mat on top of lower cabinet, grabbed upper hand bracket with rt hand & hoisted myself up while twisting around to the rt going butt first onto the bunk; now the real fun begins coming out of the bunk in the middle of the nite to go pee & you miss that ft mat on top of the cabinet & find yourself hanging in midair holding onto the hand bracket - not that this ever happened to me, of course!

Starcar's Comment
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My sympathies to any and all who had to sleep in that upper bunk....I'm claustrophobic...that would have never been an option for me. I would have had to figure out something else...

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