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    does anyone have a good suggestion on a company that leasses on big sleeper trucks besides bed bug haulers

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    I haven't seen many of the big sleeper rigs except on bed buggers and maybe a couple o/o independants who just select light loads.
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    I have seen a few pretty hefty sized sleepers on some Landstar flatbed/dropdeck specialty haulers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebarber383
    does anyone have a good suggestion on a company that leasses on big sleeper trucks besides bed bug haulers
    How many bed bugs fit in a 53 foot trailer anyway?

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    Look around more-

    car haulers, moving vans, flat beds, dry vans, refers... there are big bunks pulling all kinds of freight.

    You won't likely see big bunks pulling tankers- bulk or otherwise.

    A big bunk- depending on the setup- can weigh anywhere from 24,000 on the low end to upwards of 30,000. That's leaving out 90 inch sleepers which are just a step up from a regular bunk. I don't call it a big bunk unless it has at least 120 inches of sleeper. 30,000 lbs is a massively heavy big bunk- you're most likely to find them weighing 26,000-28,000. That's been my experience from talking to other big bunk owners.

    I've recently seen big bunks with Fedex (non-carhaul and carhaul), Landstar, Air Ride and many other traditionally non-big bunk companies.

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    Mercer has some big houses pulling stepdecks.

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    Most of the large sleepers I have seen are usually pulling a flatbed.
    Either Landstar or Mercer. You might want to start making some calls to different companies and get your info straight from the horses mouth though. That's the best way to find out for sure if they will accept one.

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    Step orHeavy Haul.
    Sammons has some large sleepers running for them.

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    I think they are called FAF. Foward Air. I know they haul all light frieght in dry vans and they are all O/O fleet and I have seen some big sleepers running for them.
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    I wonder how O/O make money at forward Air Freight with those large sleepers when they're one of the $.98 to 1.00 a mile carriers?

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    I would say that, weight aside, the limiting factor for most o/o when it comes to big bunks is the price. Many companies don't pay their o/o well- FAF is one that has been mentioned in this thread. Their rates are very low for o/o. And to support a truck payment is hard enough- add the price of a custom sleeper and you might just be asking for problems.

    Even used big bunks (if you can find one that's not already off the market) are pretty pricey.

    ARI, ICT and Double Eagle are very, very proud of their products. The average ARI sleeper costs more than my house did. Granted, it's a small house in the middle of nowhere...

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