How comfortable are Volvo trucks to sleep in?
There is probably no group of people that appreciate when something actually (rarely?) lives up to the term “home away from home” more than truck drivers do.
Like it or not, your rig really needs to be just that. The further your truck falls short of delivering the comfort and convenience of home, the more stressful, difficult and hard a truck drivers life becomes. There is little argument that is applies no where as much as it does to your sleeping areas. Aside from the drivers cockpit the next important area of comfort is the sleeping quarters. Without proper rest and relaxation, the hard job of hauling becomes infinitely harder.
So with this in mind, Volvo set forth with the plan of creating the ultimate sleep conditions and amenities available in the trucking industry.
And we can confidently say, mission accomplished! Everyone, of all shapes and sizes, who gets into one of our trucks comments on how spacious, comfortable and well arranged the bed and sleep area is. One of the things that Volvo focused on, was not only on proper bed length, but also width. Even six foot two individuals with shall we say “full frames” have plenty of space in our lower bunk on the VNL 760. But Volvo went beyond the obvious things when it came to the sleeping area. Volvo considered things such as how convenient and accessible space and storage is while you’re in your bed. They also went out of their way to ensure the beds are easy to get in and out of.
When it comes to the beds themselves, they offer a reclining bunk feature that uses a paddle system which is simple to use. This system allows you adjust the bed quickly and easily. Volvo even went so far as to redesign the mattresses. They now incorporate a hybrid of an inner spring along with foam that focuses on density and firmness to maximize comfort and rest.
The sleeping area of the rig even has easily accessible panic and door locks for safety, there is also ventilation and even handy and quickly accessible twelve volt and USB power supplies. Its like sleeping in your bed at home, only better! As one of the most popular truck manufacturing companies in the world, Volvo has met, or exceeded the trucking industries needs for the better part of one hundred years!
With a relentless focus on driver protection, comfort and performance, Volvo has become the rig of choice for countless heavy truck drivers, fleets and trucking companies.
Gerrys Truck Centre in London Ontario has been a Volvo truck dealer for over 30 years. We offer sales of new and used (pre-owned rigs) as well as parts and service, and pride ourselves on top quality service.