- Tell us something about yourself, your background
I’ve been a professional commercial truck driver since 2010 and an independent contractor driver since 2016. It was during my rookie year of starting my first time business and having enough capital only to acquire a day cab commercial tractor truck. In my first two years of being a contracted driver, I was looking for work via truck drivers load board website to secure lucrative paying freight.
- Tell us about the product you invented with a brief explanation
The “Retractable Day Cab Truck Sleeper” is an after-market truck accessory sleeping unit that allows Day Cab Tractor Truck Drivers the option to safely and securely rest during their travels. The unit use is only intended while not driving. You have to detached from the trailer, and then extended it out for safe usage. Too close the unit you simply retracted it back to its closed position. Connecting / coupling to the trailer and continuing with your journey.
- How/Why did you start inventing. What set you off
Being a child filled with curiosity and adventure and blessed with both attentive mother and father to nurture and encourage my natural creative instincts. Helped me to explore everything from dissecting talking dolls to understand what made them talk to building go carts with scrap materials with my father. All helped laid the foundation for my creative foundation.
- How did you get from idea to finished product?
In 2018, was when I agreed to pick up a load in Ohio to deliver to Montana during the Thanksgiving season. Which I thought was a lucrative pay-out only to discover lodging and logistics issues, having nowhere to properly to rest or sleep. My significant other at the time who assisted me with lodging travel, etc. both her and I struggled with constantly having problems with finding lodging or somewhere to rest going and coming from my destinations. It was at that time that I was spiritually inspired to create a solution to overcome the struggles I was having securing lodging and resting during my travels. Which gave rise & birth to the Retractable Day Cab Sleeper.
- Let us know of useful resources that helped you i.e. Books, websites, software etc
Other than my own unique personal experience. It basically amounts to the adage of necessity being the mother of innovation/ invention was true to creating this invention.
- Where are you with your product?
Currently the Retractable Day cab Truck Sleeper is in the process of being built. We are currently networking with a fabricator out of my home state to build a function working prototype to secure potential investor interest. All though not available for consumer purchase, we hope to secure investors and broker arrangement/deals to mass produce our units. We welcome all serious inquiries and interest.
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