New or used sleeper semi trucks are the majority of trucks seen out on the roads delivering products all across America! Sleeper trucks create an environment where drivers can drive all day and sleep comfortably at night without much loss of productivity. So many variations of sleeper trucks available from a single bunk, double bunk, mid roof, stand up and even sleeper areas that have couches. Sleeper semi trucks are like a hotel on wheels almost with amenities like refrigerators, tv’s, air condition, storage and more. Picking the right sleeper truck can be challenging as the market is full of so many makes, models and specifications.
Manufacturers like Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Mack, Volvo and newcomers like Tesla and Nikola all who work hard to make the best truck on the market. If you’re team driving or have family and friends riding along then a double bunk sleeper might be the top choice. If you like the open road all to yourself then you’ll need nothing more than a single bunk sleeper. Engine manufacturers like Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Mercedes, and International compete to build the best engine that can last the longest over the road. CAT, Cummins and Detroit engines are easily the top three picks on the market for now.
Most well-built engines can last from 700 thousand to 1 million miles before needing to be rebuilt. Of course, most of this depending on your maintenance schedule, how the truck is driven and care taken. New laws have made certain year models more valuable than others with pre-emission trucks, pre-EGR trucks and pre-electronic logging device trucks that truckers and owner-operators prefer to run over the other. The type of transmission in the sleeper trucks matters to most buyers as well. From automatic to a manual transmission with many different options such as 9 speed, 10 speed, 13 speed, 18 speed, ultra shift, automatic and more.
The transmission type varies across all sleeper truck makes and models. Other specifications like ratio, wheelbase, axle ratings, horsepower, APU’s and suspension all can make picking the best truck for your routes challenging. If you need help with financing a new or used sleeper semi truck we have 3 finance options to pick from depending on your credit profile. Whatever your semi trucks needs are we are confident we have some great options to pick from.