What Are Sleeper Trucks?
“Sleepers” generally refer to a railroad car with sleeping facilities which drivers can use when travelling overnight.
As early as the 1920s, drivers would use sleeping berths but often complained that these were not safe and comfortable. Back then, drivers worked in tandem and used whatever space they could in the cabin for sleeping while the other drives. This formula had been very successful which prompt both properties to call on vehicle manufacturers to make trucks with larger and larger sleeping cabins. With the growing demand, more car manufacturers heed to this call, offering custom truck sleepers that come with many amenities. It is estimated that by the year 2000, at least 70 percent of the new trucks produced in the United States had sleeper berths in them.
It only made sense of course, especially that the Department of Transportation created restrictions on truck driving hours for the safety of people and the drivers behind the wheel. Through the Office of Motor Carriers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the DOT set requirements like braking standards, licensing standards for drivers, and maximum work hours for them, as well as the overall safety fitness of these interstate carriers.
With the limits set, drivers who had to transport things interstate are forced to stay on motels to sleep for the night. Not only was it expensive for them, they also lose sleep over thinking about their responsibilities on the things they are transporting and the truck as a whole. With the wide production of sleepers, they are provided with a space to spend their time off to rest after the maximum number of hours they are allowed to drive for the day.
Sleeper Truck Manufacturers
Finding used sleeper trucks for sale is not very difficult. Our inventory of clean used sleeper trucks for sale are from different manufacturers. Here are few of the models we have on inventory:
Used Peterbilt Sleeper Trucks For Sale
Used Peterbilt sleeper trucks are a staple in our used sleeper trucks offering. Here are some of the models we have:
Used Peterbilt 379 for sale
The 379 is a Class 8 truck model manufactured from 1987 to 2007 and is considered the flagship model of Peterbilt. It is considered a reliable partner for highway use. As the largest highway truck offered by Peterbilt, it is spacious enough to accommodate a sleeper cabin drivers can retreat to after a long day on the road.
Used Peterbilt 389 for sale
Pete 389 is an icon in the open highway. Peterbilt has invested in the latest technology to produce this classic style sleeper truck. It has a rock-solid, all-aluminum built and is paired with the latest truck technology to provide drivers with all that they need on the road.
Used Peterbilt 378 for sale
One look at the Pete 378 gives away its toughness when it comes to tackling interstate transport needs. It is a very reliable conventional truck with sleeper. Its sleeping cabin is very spacious which gives drivers a reliable place to retreat after driving for a long time.
Used Peterbilt 567 for sale
This Peterbilt model is a strong, reliable, and customizable heavy-duty workhorse that is equipped with an aluminum built for durability and an ample sleeper cabin for resting.
International Sleeper Trucks
International trucks are also very popular among truck drivers. At Truck Market, we also have dependable units from this manufacturer to suit the needs of your fleet. Here are some of the models on our inventory:
Used International 4300 for sale
The International 4300 has a spacious cab and adaptable cargo area for the van, reefer, and flatbed configurations. As a medium-duty truck, it was designed and built to endure heavy loads for the long haul.
Used International 4900 for sale
Boxy on the outside but comfortable on the inside. International 4900 is a dependable partner on the road. It was built and designed for different tasks and has a spacious sleeper for retreating to after long hours of driving.
Used International 7400 for sale
Built for the rough activities associated with interstate trucking, the 7400 is a sleeper truck that can be used for a variety of medium to heavy-duty tasks. It was designed and built for the heavy load but still keeping driver’s comfort in mind.
Used International 7500 for sale
The 7500 is a multi-purpose truck which can come with or without a sleeper cabin. It is a rugged truck that’s designed for bearing heavy loads and traveling long distances.
Used International 7600 for sale
The 7600 is the response to the need for a smaller version of the 9200 prime mover. It is known for having an unusual 8×6 layout. A versatile model, it can tackle a wide range of tasks but of course, still making sure the driver has somewhere to sleep after miles and miles of driving.
Freightliner is an iconic truck manufacturer and its models are known for being trustworthy in tackling various tasks. Here are some of the models on our inventory:
Used Freightliner Columbia for sale
The Columbia is an excellent workhorse that can be added to any fleet. Like most products from this manufacturer, it is known for its quality and capability to tackle different tasks. Its reliability makes it a top choice among drivers.
Used Freightliner FLD120 for sale
The Freightliner FLD120 is a regular sight on most highways – a total headturner. But its not just popular that way, especially that it is fuel efficient and promotes driver safety. It is rated as one of the best in the industry. Adding to its good reputation is the comfortable sleeper cabin.
Used Freightliner FLD112 for sale
The FLD112 is a versatile truck that is also popular among many drivers. It has the strength and durability truck drivers need in their vehicle especially for the long haul. The sleeper cabin also provides ample resting space.
Used Freightliner Business Class M2 for sale
This model comes in medium-duty and severe-service configurations. It is rugged and strong – able to tackle a wide range of tasks – but also comfortable enough to accommodate a few passengers.
Kenworth is another truck manufacturer known worldwide for producing high-quality vehicles for severe use. Here are some Kenworths on our inventory:
Used Kenworth T800 for sale
Having the Kenworth T800 is the ultimate goal of many truck drivers. It is the ultimate workhorse capable of tackling different demanding tasks because of its strength and versatility.
Used Kenworth W900 for sale
The W900 is a sturdy truck that is coveted for being a tough partner on the road. It is also paired with different features that ensure the maximum comfort that drivers need for their long journey.
Used Kenworth T880 for sale
Created with the long drive in mind, the spacious and comfortable sleeper is every driver’s dream. However, it is not to be taken lightly especially that it is Kenworth’s ultimate work truck – a combination of features that make difficult tasks seem easy.
About Truck Market
Since 1979, Truck Market has already committed to providing used, heavy-duty trucks to our clients. Our wide inventory of used sleeper trucks carries prominent manufacturers. We offer clean sleeper trucks that drivers can use for the long haul. Take a minute to browse our extensive inventory to see if we have the equipment you need for your fleet.