Why No Restrooms In Semi-truck Sleeper Cabs?

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Greg M.'s Comment
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The 100 yard dash to the bathroom is not always best. Seen a lot of drivers walking funny to make it to the restroom. Or go inside after pumping fuel and block the fuel island. Also we all do not park at Truck Stops or other areas with restrooms. I have a fold up toilet from Amazon. Goes into a scented tough kitchen bag, wrapped and tied up and goes into my trash can with another trash bag already there. For #1 I use one of those bottles in hospitals used for patients in beds. Works well. It is placed with the lid up, of course, and the handle can set into the lid of the trash can.

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I really don't know why I'm letting myself get pulled back into this silly thread, but I'm hoping our friend Steven can benefit from this. Still I don't get your obsession with a rolling toilet, and I look at this conversation and wonder are you being serious? Because if you are you have systematically ignored every shred of advice given you by well meaning experienced people who only want to help you.

The only way you're gonna have this nuisance that you consider a necessity is to be an owner operator , and that precious toilet of yours is not going to be the only thing getting drained in that scenario. So do yourself a big favor and flush this crazy notion of yours before you get yourself in a big stink.

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A crazy obsession? No, just looking out for number one, and two.

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.
Greg M.'s Comment
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I heard years back the India drivers would have a hole as well in their Stevens Truck. However the waste would go over the drive shaft and all. Mechanics refused to work on it and had the drivers clean it.

I heard that some Canadian based drivers were caught by the DOT here after cutting a hole in the floor...

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Greg M.'s Comment
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Park by a storm drain and dump?

Where you going to empty the "black water tank" at? Can't use the RV dump sites cause your to big. Driving with an open window to relieve the smell in the truck will be tough to do when its raining or in -30 degree weather.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Kind of reminds you of the "Cheech and Chong" movies with Cheech Marin trying to get to the bathroom, "Cheeks don't fail me now"!

Don's Comment
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I've read posts that were a load of crap, but this one takes the cake.

PackRat's Comment
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I've read posts that were a load of crap, but this one takes the cake.

Don swoops in with jokes.

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G-Town's Comment
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You haven’t read the latest cozy sleeper post by our old friend “Greg”. Load of crap is where it begins… LOL.

I've read posts that were a load of crap, but this one takes the cake.

BK's Comment
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It’s only recently in human history that flush toilets have been used. I wonder if the Neanderthal’s had discussions like this, or Native Americans, or people traveling on wagon trains? Every culture has had to figure out this human waste issue. And cannibals had twice the problem. The human waste waste issue.

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.

Georgia Mike's Comment
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Are looking to drive as career or use it as a Vacation. Now i can understand not choosing a company b/c it uses that optimized idle ds rather than APUs or not ever allowing pc. Holy crap man this is the 3rd most dangerous job. The trucks have come along way. My pawpaw had get a hotel room every night because his company wanted him to use a board to sleep on in the single cab because they didn't have sleepers but he was 6ft 4.

I have a fridge APU and a 1500 watt inverted that the company pits in the truck so i can cook watch tv and play super Nintendo. I feel blessed and spoiled at the same time. You might want to think and pray about why you want to get into this lifestyle.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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