Can drivers use day cabs to do regional or dedicated runs?

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  1. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    You can sleep in a day cab and log it as off-duty, not sleeper berth... if you really want to (way too many nights doing that in the past, the novelty is loooong gone o_O). But you're right, in that scenario the motel room is a much better option.
     
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  3. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    What makes you say that? I run a daycab with a tanker, so I'm at 80k gross. I can pass most everything out here, and these trucks hold up really well frame and suspension-wise
     
  4. BUMBACLADWAR

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    Not sure what daycab you're running. Our sleepers seemed to have more power ,longer wheel base and just overall a better ride on long trips.
     
  5. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    I'm running a Western Star 4900. Has a 550 Cat, 18 speed. 220 inch wheelbase. It rides really nice, and after a 550 mile day I'm not usually too tired. Being that I run local, our longest run is 270ish miles one way, and the return trip back. I have no trouble keeping up with most other trucks.

    Would I want the truck to have a longer wheelbase? No. It's sized about right for what I do. We had a few 379 Pete's with a longer wheelbase, they were sleeper trucks that had the bunk removed. They rode like garbage. 250 miles in one and I was begging for my truck back.

    Would I wanna run regional with my truck? No. But no reason it couldn't be done. A sleeper would make it better though.

    I ran a few trips from Harrisburg, PA to Memphis in a daycab. Just gotta know where you're planning on spending the night. Makes trip planning a little more involved
     
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  6. BUMBACLADWAR

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    Sounds like your daycab is 38 more inches of wheel base than our Cascadias,plus you have an 18 speed, but I understand what you're saying.
     
  7. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    A guys I used to know used a board across the seats with a cot on top to sleep on. He kept it behind the seats while driving. It was fine for him but your mileage may vary.
     
  8. Dave124

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    I like 40” sleepers, they have the full size mattress and no extra junk. I don’t need microwave or fridge, doesn’t fit my eating style, and I save a lot of weight (haul bulk). No problems being out for two weeks at a time.
     
  9. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    You can use a horse if it gets you the loads, but a proper sleeper cab might be better.
     
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