Sleeping in daycabs

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mr. EastCoast, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I have one of those. It's GREAT. That's the Kamp Rite, same as I have. I take it on weekend fishing trips. As for the truck, I just turn into a bat and hang upside down from the steering wheel or wherever I can.

    p.s. I get up your way once in awhile to grab flyash out of Newark.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    I go there every now and then to Peco, not but like 3-4 miles from that power plant.
     
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  4. Atlanta trucker

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    I always wondered how that worked ???? I never learned how to drive a day cab primarily because of that.
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The classic answer is lay a board across the seats and you lay across the seats.

    I did something better for me.
    Buy a large and firm pillow.
    Buy a piece of 1/4 inch plywood and cut it to the same size, or very slightly smaller, as the pillow.
    Buy a large bath towel.
    Put the plywood on the ground.
    Put pillow on the plywood.
    Put towel over the top of pillow/plywood with the towel edges spread beyond all edges of pillow & wood.
    Fold towel edges over the 4 sides of the pillow/wood and, using staple gun, staple towel to backside of the plywood.

    When complete you have a pillow upholstered by towel over the plywood. One side is soft, the other side is plywood.

    I used the above to sleep in the driver seat. I would lean my pillow against the side window/door. I sit sideways in driver seat facing passenger seat and lean against my Driver Resting System (DRS). When I wasn't in the truck, I put my DRS in a nylon bag, like you would use to carry laundry to wash, and stand it behind the passenger seat.

    Cost for everything might be $10.
     
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  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Poorly.

    That said, if youre tired enough to have to sleep in your daycab, where theres a will, theres a way
     
  7. Rideandrepair

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    First thing you need to do is find a good hiding place, so the Company doesn’t fire you for “Stealing time”. Lay jacket on wheel, put head down. Keep the hiding place a secret. Or else you risk waking up to that one Jack### from work, pulled up in front of you, nose to nose, Laying on the air horn.
     
  8. '88K100

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    Padded board across seat stored behind passenger seat, pretty common for line haul drivers.. I've had terminal manager wake me after 7 hours "ah,,they forgot to send you a switch". I don't care,,I sleeping and getting PAID! Handy for road closures or any delays as all are paid waiting time
     
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  9. PSM379

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    Spent about 6/7 years in a day cab. Never ever could sleep in it, I would try when I was dead tired and could never do it. I may have dozed off maybe 1 or 2 times never lasted more then 30 seconds I think. I’ve seen guys full out fast asleep in some tho, I guess it’s just how your body is wired
     
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  10. Magoo1968

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    Wasn’t there a member here who used to hang a hammock under the trailer for his siesta ..
     
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  11. FLHT

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    Tie knot in each end of hammock and open doors. Put knot out and shut doors.
    AC on low
    better than a flea bag motel.
    Works good under trailer too great for break downs.
     
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