Transport companies are feeling the drastic consequences resulting from the problems involved in "sitting properly in commercial vehicles". Considerable costs are generated by the long periods of absence for drivers, with only 5% of all professional drivers working until statutory retirement at 65.
Only a well rested and well recovered driver is a safe, attentive and therefore also financially viable driver for the employer. Together with the driver's and passenger seat, the bed system in the truck is therefore also of paramount importance. This is an aspect that truck manufacturers have unfortunately not paid sufficient attention to in the past, as the berths usually found in trucks come nowhere near satisfying the demands made in terms of lying comfort and quality of sleep. It would therefore be a step in the right direction to integrate bed systems in the driver's cab that come as close as possible to the demands made of a home bed system, while taking due account of the limited space available, as well as the safety aspects.
A back-friendly bed system in a truck supports the spinal column in its natural shape when the driver lies on his back or side. This means individual adjustment to the size, weight and body shape of the particular driver in every sleeping position.
Easy handling, outstanding climate and hygiene properties together with ecologically exemplary attributes are further demands that such systems have to fulfil.