Truck and RV Year in Review
Every year, the truck and RV industry grows, with new vehicles and feature upgrades to give users a better, safer experience on the road. Similarly, the truck and RV mattress industry has continued to grow throughout 2023. Whether you are a long hauler in a semi-truck or a world traveler on an RV adventure, getting enough restful sleep is essential to the safety of everyone on the road. Sleep helps keep you focused, less stressed, and better equipped to drive long distances and make the most of your journey. As a result, truckers and travelers continue to enjoy the ease of shopping online for their best sleep setup and SleepDog® stays committed to providing CertiPUR-US® certified, DOT approved RV and truck mattresses to fit all of your sleep and travel needs. Wondering how the truck, RV, and mattress industries have worked this year to help you achieve ultimate safety on the road? We’ve put together this 2023 overview to highlight important news from these industries, as well as exciting news from SleepDog®.
Truck and RV Industry Overview
A Bigger Focus on the Environment
As climate change and other environmental issues stay prevalent, mattress recycling, upcycling, and donating have gained popularity. Truck and RV mattress recycling has become an optimal choice for those whose current mattresses have reached the end of their lifetimes. Through programs such as Bye-Bye Mattress (currently only available in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island through the Mattress Recycling Council), Earth 911, and Load Up, you can safely dispose of your mattress in a way that is both good for humans and the planet.
In addition, mattresses and bedding made with sustainable or recycled materials have become equally popular. Many mattress manufacturers have made the shift to using more sustainable materials, SleepDog® having done so for many years, which remains a crucial way for us to do our part in combating the climate crisis.
Fuel Efficiency and Electric Trucks & RVs
You may have noticed more electric semi-truck and RV options pop up this year, and that’s because many manufacturers are looking at expanding their catalog to offer electric vehicles. This year, Mack introduced the LR Electric, and in the RV world, Winnebago’s All-Electric eRV2 is in its prototype pilot program.
While not every truck and RV company has yet achieved a fully electric vehicle, many have improved fuel efficiency. In particular, some of the biggest truck manufacturers, including Mack, Freightliner, International, and Peterbilt, have produced more fuel-efficient semi-trucks throughout 2023. In addition, they have upgraded their trucks with more ergonomic interiors to help truckers achieve ultimate comfort and safety on the road.
New Products from SleepDog®
SleepDog® Seat Cushion
The SleepDog® Seat Cushion is our first seat cushion, designed to provide truck drivers, RV drivers and passengers extended comfort and pressure relief in any environment. Upgrade long hauls and RV adventures with a seat cushion made with foam and UltraSoft Gel that promotes circulation during extended periods of sitting. You can even use the SleepDog® Seat Cushion at home or in your office—it’s that comfortable and it works to take the pressure off no matter where you are driving, sitting, or working.Shop Now
Dual Hybrid® Truck Mattress
Our newest truck mattress, the Dual Hybrid®, provides advanced pressure relief using 13” of premium foam and spring support. You can use the Dual Hybrid® in your semi-truck or RV with the confidence that it is built to last and is designed with 100% American-made, certified materials. Our most advanced truck mattress yet, the Dual Hybrid® can accommodate all sleep positions and comes with a soft knit cover infused with UltraCool™ technology to keep you cool and comfortable every season. While the Dual Hybrid® is currently available in size twin XL for semi trucks, we hope to expand the sizes offered in the future.Shop Now
While truck and RV mattress companies remain more of a niche, we have seen tremendous growth right alongside the residential mattress industry. At SleepDog®, we are always looking to offer you more innovative products, to give you the best and most comfortable selection of sleep essentials for your RV or semi-truck, and to deliver your best sleep wherever your travels take you. We are committed to producing high-quality, American-made products from truck mattresses and RV mattresses, to seat cushions and hopefully even more sleep accessories in the coming year.