Team driving and getting a truck with a double bunk.

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  1. LakenT

    LakenT Bobtail Member

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    For team driving do you need a double bunk? Or can they sleep in each other bed while one is driving. Im new to teams. I run 2 unit fleet and are wanting team drivers.
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Don't need two bunks to be legal.
     
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  4. LakenT

    LakenT Bobtail Member

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    Okay thank you! Is it preferable to have a bunk bed though?
     
  5. rch10007

    rch10007 Medium Load Member

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    Wasn't there a rule about being in the top bunk while moving?
     
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    AsphaltFarmer Medium Load Member

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    Haha, different type of buddy heater I guess
     
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  7. ducnut

    ducnut Heavy Load Member

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    Good luck getting a team willing to operate how you propose.
     
  8. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Can't imagine anyone running team without two bunks
     
  9. rch10007

    rch10007 Medium Load Member

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    I've been on teams in both types of bunks. I can't say I disliked either. In the single bunk, we both had our own sleeping bags that were rolled up when not in use. In the double bunk, I still slept on the lower bunk while moving but in my own sleeping bag. When stopped for a day or two is when the double bunk comes in handy BUT that's a double edge sword because in the single bunk, we got hotel rooms during a layover.
     
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  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yes. Sometimes even teams have to take a break at the same time. Need two bunks.
    One driver is taking his 10 hr. sleep break and the other driver is taking a mandatory break, so need two bunks.
     
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