Holy Cow! This Ain't A Sleeper It's A Ballroom!

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Auggie69's Comment
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Maybe you guys have seen sleepers of this size before but I saw this truck yesterday and had to take a pic of it to share. I've never seen a sleeper this large before. It's not a sleeper, it's a ballroom! :)

Mayflower moving truck with huge sleeper berth

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Comment
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Wow. There's my future!

Bud A.'s Comment
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Every time I see those kinds of trucks, it's almost always a bedbugger. I hear they make good money.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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That thing has to be a nightmare turning and backing up. Don't get me wrong it would be nice to have a full bathroom in the truck. But wouldn't something like this make your loads really small due to weight? I am basing this on the difference between LW trucks and full size sleepers so I could be wrong.

Errol V.'s Comment
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But wouldn't something like this make your loads really small due to weight?

Go to the head of the class, Greenhorn. You get 80,000 pounds. Use a LW tractor, you get more PAYload.

If you want the Taj Mahal, with a dishwasher and a marble bathroom, you can only haul marshmallows.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Wait until his HOA fees come duerofl-3.gif

It is not that bad to drive those. It just takes some getting used to.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
icecold24k's Comment
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Maybe you guys have seen sleepers of this size before but I saw this truck yesterday and had to take a pic of it to share. I've never seen a sleeper this large before. It's not a sleeper, it's a ballroom! :)

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This is very nice and I could imagine it would be amazing having a sleeper area that big. My question is though, with the places they have to go such as residential areas and stuff, how do they make this work? I could imagine it would be hard enough in a regular size truck, much less this beast.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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So, we put bunks on both sides, right? Now introducing, four man teams! Will get your freight to you twice as fast because the truck never stops!

I saw an old Kentworth with a sleeper like this hauling hay today. He had to make himself some extra turning room getting onto the highway.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

KaTow's Comment
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"Mayflower PLUS"

Take the stress out of moving. We'll transport you and your furnitue.

JJ's Comment
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Wait until his HOA fees come duerofl-3.gif

It is not that bad to drive those. It just takes some getting used to.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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