When you think about freight trucks, the words “luxe accommodation” don’t usually come to mind.
But with the goal of attracting and keeping more drivers on the road, companies are finding new ways to make trucks more comfortable — and more stylish.
Take Legacy Sleepers and Bolt, for example. These two companies manufacture mobile living spaces that can be affixed to trucks, making the work of hauling goods across the country a bit more enjoyable.
The creation of high-end living spaces for truckers could not come at a better time.
The American Trucking Association estimates that there is a shortage of about 35,000 to 40,000 drivers. In 10 years, the industry will need 1 million new truck drivers to replace those as they retire.
As the demand for truckers increases, the industry is scrambling for solutions to attract and retain drivers.
By making life on the road easier, these modern trucking marvels, with custom sleepers, luxe amenities and upgraded interiors, could be the answer to keeping truckers in the industry for the long haul.