Sleeper Cab

Business, Safety, Logistics

Drivers Feel Safer in Hotel Rooms, Fleets Say

Holland truck on the highway Over-the-road drivers at Holland sleep in private hotel rooms, a perk that helps with recruiting, the less-than-truckload carrier says. (YRC Worldwide)

Carriers that provide paid lodging for drivers say sleeping in hotel rooms not only improves their quality of rest, but also provides them with a greater sense of security.

April 15, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Some Fleets Embrace Paid Lodging for Drivers as Alternative to Sleeper Cabs

Carbon Express rig parked at motel Carbon Express provides its drivers with lodging in hotel rooms rather than having them rest in sleeper berths. The fleet purchases only daycabs. (Carbon Express)

Some companies are embracing daycabs and hotel stays for drivers, rather than sleeper cabs. Benefits include safety and better sleep.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
April 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Lippert Adds Mattress for Larger Drivers

Lippert's Odyssey mattress Lippert's Odyssey mattress. (Lippert Components Inc.)

Lippert Components Inc. introduced the Odyssey, the latest in its somnum mattresses for the heavy-truck market built to maximize comfort for big and tall sleepers.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Minimizer Expands Product Line With Mattress for Sleeper Cabs

Minimizer Long Haul Series mattress Minimizer Heavy Duty Products/YouTube

Aftermarket supplier Minimizer introduced a mattress specified for professional, over-the-road truck drivers.

August 25, 2017
Business, Safety

Used Sleeper Cab Prices Reach Record as Low-Mileage Units Arrive, ATD Says

Retail prices for used Class 8 sleepers have soared to a record high as models with lower mileage begin reaching the market, according to American Truck Dealers.

October 21, 2013