Roadside Sleeping Safety Tips: Rest Areas and Other Options

When driving your truck from one destination to the next, you will no doubt need to stop and catch a few “zzz’s” to ensure you are well-rested and refreshed. Truck drivers have many different options of places where they can stop and take a nap or sleep. To help ensure you get a decent night’s rest, remember to check out the truck interior accessories, cushions, and other items available from us, here at Suburban Seating & Safety.


  1. Rest Areas

Rest areas are great places to stop when you need a break from driving. Some rest stops even have restaurants and fuel, allowing you to take care of all of your needs in one stop. If you plan on sleeping in rest areas, keep in mind that not all rest areas allow for overnight parking. However, sleeping during the day is commonly permitted.


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  1. Truck Stops

Many truck stops have parking spaces where you can stop for the day. One benefit of truck stops is having access to food, fuel, showers, and other such amenities. The only drawback is that truck stops tend to fill up early, so, the later you arrive, the harder it is to find overnight parking.


  1. Hotels/Motels

Some truckers will book a hotel or motel room overnight to enjoy sleeping in a regular bed. There are various chains which have ample room to park your truck if you choose this option.


  1. Campgrounds

Some RV campsites can also accommodate overnight truck parking for truckers. Just make sure to call ahead to find out if parking is available at the campground.


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Safety Tips


  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Lock your doors when sleeping or away from your truck.
  • Stop driving immediately if you find yourself nodding off.
  • Never stop overnight on highway shoulders.


After picking up your load, take the time to map out your route and figure out where you will be stopping so you can research what sleeping and parking options are available. For more information about our replacement seats, bedding, and other items, call Suburban Seating & Safety at (844) SAS.SEAT (844-727-7328) today!