Custom Sleepers for Semi Trucks: Inside a Sleeper Model

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Unless you’re a trucker, it’s easy to forget that semi trucks aren’t designed for just one task: making deliveries. For truck drivers, rigs double as a home away from home. Sleeper trucks with bathrooms, refrigerators, beds, and more offer added comfort on the road and improve work and life quality for drivers. Read on to take a peek inside a semi truck sleeper model and get a feel for the types of features they can include.

Sleeping & Storage

Over-the-road semi trucks are typically equipped with a pull-down twin-size bed, so truckers can catch up on sleep in their downtime. You can customize the area with accessories like a curtain to help block out light, a fan, and small shelves. During especially warm or cold weather, it’s not uncommon for truckers to grab a hotel for the night. Trucks shouldn’t run throughout the night — just like passengers cars shouldn’t.

There’s limited storage inside a semi truck sleeper model. Additionally, trucking companies often regulate what drivers can store inside their trucks. You’ll find cabinets and shelves to store clothes and toiletries. Of course, there are plenty of custom sleepers for semi trucks that make the most of the interior dimensions and offer additional storage mediums, so drivers can take more of what of they need on the road.

Utilities & Amenities

In addition to a bed and storage areas, sleeper trucks come with other basic essentials to help drivers stay comfortable during their travels, including:

  • Food Storage: Before heading out on the road, it’s important to make sure you’ve got plenty of food to keep you going. There are a few different ways to store your food in sleeper cabs, including travel fridges, ice chest coolers, and thermoelectric coolers. Ice chests work well enough, but you’ll need to purchase fresh ice regularly to keep your food cold.
  • Electricity: You can install a diesel-powered auxiliary power unit or an inverter to power your sleeper truck. Trying to make your truck greener? Consider installing a solar-powered energy station. Either way, you’ll get the electricity you need for food storage, lighting, appliances, electronics, and more.
  • Restroom: Sleeper trucks with bathrooms are incredibly convenient. When you spend long hours on the road, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a bathroom. It’s easy enough to buy a portable toilet and install it inside your semi truck. There’s a wide range of sizes and colors to choose from, and you can purchase additives to keep the toilet clean and functional.

Explore More Truck Customization Options with International Used Truck Centers

Do you have additional questions about custom sleepers for semi trucks? The experts at International Used Truck Centers can help! Ask about other ways to customize the look and feel of your semi truck, whether you’re interested in truck accessories or upgrading your audio system. Contact us online or visit one of our locations nearest to you.

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