Sleeping in daycabs

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  1. Mr. EastCoast

    Mr. EastCoast Light Load Member

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    How do you guys sleep in daycabs?
     
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You'll see UPS drivers with a pillow against their left shoulder and the drivers door window......nice and comfy ! Or your suitcase between the seats and you lie down on your side all curled up !
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    depends on how short you are. i would put a milk crate on the floor, between the driver/passenger seat, then my briefcase on top of that. not perfect, but i'd get some zzzz's many times.
     
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  5. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    Haven't been able to do it once in 3 years.
     
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  6. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    You can always put a hammock on your day cab.:cool:
     
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    Guy i knew took a wood board that was a few inches shorter then the entire cab and cut it into 4 peices which he screwed hinges into. He would just unfold it throw a yoga mat ontop of it and instant camp bed. About as comfy as it sounds but better then other options.
     
  10. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Chem Leaman and Matlack had only one seat in the R model.
    A lot of guys built a box [cut out for shifter room] to fill the space and topped with a good 3 inch thick piece of foam. Inside they kept blanket and pillow and extra clothing.

    Winters, when Belle, WV froze, we would run form Linden, NJ to Janesville WI. and I remember one guy who would layover 'on the box' on the way and hit a hotel after delivering and do the 'box' for his last layover coming back.

    Their boss paid $18.00 a layover [1978] so the one hotel night, with a good meal was covered.
     
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