Because OTR drivers spend most of their time in their sleeper cabs, many consider their semi-trucks as their second home.
To create that at-home feeling, they even add family pictures or pictures of their kids.
In modern semi-trucks, drivers can cook, take showers, use the bathroom, sleep in a comfortable bed, etc.
They no longer have to go through an entire parking lot to take care of themselves.
They can have all those features inside their sleeper cabs.
If you wonder what does the inside of a semi sleeper cab look like, I've got you covered.
Below, find pictures of a few sleeper cabin interior layouts.
What is a tractor trailer sleeper cabin?
The compartment inside a semi-truck where drivers sleep is a tiny room behind the driver's seat called a sleeper cab or sleeper berth.
Even sleeper cabins with the most basic configuration provide truck drivers with the comfort of sound rest.
Tractors driven by team drivers come with double bunks. That allows both drivers to have adequate sleep without sharing the bed.
On the other side, the custom-made sleepers look like homes on wheels.
There are two types of sleeper cabins:
1) The sleeper cabin with basic features.
2) The custom-made sleeper cabin.
Many OTR truck drivers appreciate these features in their sleeper cab.
Trucking companies noticed that providing their drivers with comfortable sleepers makes their experience better with the company. That keeps truck drivers longer with the company.
1. The basic inside sleeper cab features
The basic sleeper configuration provides the most basic features only.
That includes the bed, storage places, a microwave, and a place for a small fridge.
See pictures below.
2. Luxury custom-made sleeper cab layout
The custom-made sleeper cab includes much more features.
Its main feature is its longer length.
It accommodates efficient storage places for semi-truck sleeper bedding, personal items, clothes, etc.
It also includes a refrigerator, a freezer, a stovetop, a microwave, a sink, etc.
They also have bathrooms, which include a shower and a toilet.
See the below images.
The kitchen in the tractor-trailer sleeper cab includes a microwave, a fridge, a sink, a stove, and many storage compartments.
The bed compartment inside of a semi-truck
Depending on whether you travel with your spouse or a co-driver you may choose a single or double size mattress.
The bathroom (shower and toilet)
Most of the time, big rigs don’t come with bathrooms.
Because of that, truck drivers have to use public restrooms at the truck stops. Or they can invest in a portable toilet that they can keep in their trucks.
The luxury interior of a truck sleeper cab layout
Owners of big sleepers consider this a sign of a successful owner-operator.
And that is a fact.
Successful truck drivers spend more time over the road than at home. For them, the truck is their second home. That's why they add that extra comfort in their sleeper cabs.
Proof of this is these super sleeper semi-trucks video tours.
Here are a few examples below.
If you want to read more about sleeper cabs, visit this sleeper cab guide.