Tanker outfits with double bunk sleepers

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  1. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Light Load Member

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    Are there any good ones that allow passengers?
     
  2. Chinatown

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    A & R Transport allows rider, but don't know if have double bunks or not.
    www.drivewithar.com
    They have a loading facility at the rail yard in Nashville.
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  3. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Light Load Member

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    That looks like a tight fit! I can’t imagine living in anything smaller than our current double bunk T680
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Check with Indian River Transport.
    Trucks:
    • Indian River Transport runs a late model tractor fleet consisting of 600 Peterbilt tractors.
    • All trucks are furnished with refrigerators and premier interior packages, over 70-inch sleepers.
    • All tractors are assigned and are less than 36 months old.
     
  5. Truemac

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    You're gonna have to search pretty hard to find a tanker company that runs condo sleepers. Most everyone I've seen runs midroofs for weight and clearance concerns. I think I've seen some Prime inc. tankers with condos but I'm pretty sure those are Lease drivers. Also not sure if you were wanting to do food grade or chemical but I don't know of any companies on the chemical side that allow riders. Too much of a hassle since your passenger probably doesn't have the clearance to get into the plants. Good luck driver.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Wife has to wait at the security office for those hazmat loads. That was my experience.
    Food grade loads she can sit in the truck. We pulled both where I worked.
     
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  7. yankatank

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    Carry Transit (food grade) used to have 'teams'...don't know if they do now or not...but I saw the inside of one Kenworth that had a dual bunk in it...REALLY, REALLY TIGHT QUARTERS! I couldn't do it. Looks like one couch on top of the other, absolutely NO stretching room! From the Chemical Plants I've gone to, they ask about passengers, I'm company, no rider policy, but asked what if I did have a passenger(O/O)...they said they'd have to wait either at security office/gate.....or elsewhere outside the main gate. I wouldn't like that, so I couldn't put someone through that, especially if they take over 3-4 hours or something!
     
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  8. tscottme

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    A&R doesn't even buy new trucks. The trucks they do have do not have APUs and no inverters can be installed.
     
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  9. tscottme

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    A lot of tanker customers have VERY old facilites and it's common for those facilities to have low clearance issues which prevent anything taller than mid-roof trucks. I've seen some onwer-operator tractors with what MIGHT be a double-bunk truck, but I don't recall seeing any company trucks from fleets with anything taller than mid-roof trucks.

    Also, some of the HazMat customers are really strict about security. SOME, not many, HazMat customers I go to even have signs posted that say team drivers must stay inside the guard shack or some other designated area outside the property while the needed driver unloads the product. I don't know if this is due to security concerns or liability concerns. If the plant has an emergency they must account for every body almost instantly. First Responders are not fond of wasting time combing through rubble looking for more people than necessary. Food-grade tankers may be a lot less strict about extra people and they may be much newer than some HazMat customers. Many customers I go to their property looks like it was built in the 1920s or the 1950s, or they were built 2 years ago. NIMBY means customers are stuck where they are built or they have to build 2 zipcodes away from where anyone sleeps in a home.
     
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  10. oldtrucker66

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    I know a guy who drove for Prime. His company tractor had two bunks.
     
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