Conventional Day Cab
A conventional day cab is a conventional style tractor-trailer without a sleeping compartment. Because it lacks a sleeping compartment, a conventional day cab is intended to be used for day trips and not to be used for trips that require the driver to stay overnight. The vehicles are large, heavy-duty trucks with the capability to attach a trailer to the back and haul abundant loads long distances within a day’s travel. They are available in single, or tandem drive axles. Great in size and power, conventional day cabs have the strength to transport large and heavy cargo. These trucks feature a large front end, with a powerful engine, and a hitch or flatbed on the back to attach trailers, or load heavy equipment onto.
Conventional day cabs are very recognizable, as they are often seen on highways all over. Also referred to as big rigs, semis, semi trucks, and semi tractors, they are used widely by companies to transport goods and material far distances.
The cab compartment of these vehicles is just like a regular cab, like in all large trucks, that do not feature room for a person to sleep. These are perfect for drivers who make shorter distance trips, and return home at the end of every shift. Eliminating the weight of a sleeper cab, makes a conventional day cab more fuel efficient in addition to being able to handle a heavy load with a lighter truck.
Conventional day cabs are manufactured by a number of companies, and you can often find them at online auctions, making it easy to read up on the specs of the truck. For drivers who have a distance to drive, but not far enough to require an overnight stay, a conventional day cab is the ideal vehicle to get your product from point A to point B and back.