BOSE seats

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  1. maverick50

    maverick50 Member

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    Is anyone as tired of these seats as I am? I move the seat back, move the set up, change the angle of the seatback and I still can't get comfortable. I tried a pillow on my back and a gel seat for the bottom. Nothing works. By the time Friday comes around, I can hardly walk. Of course, no one in charge will listen to my problems. Anyone have any tips?
     
  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    Get a different truck.

    BTW...last time I checked (3 years ago) the BOSE seats were $7000 each. I'll go out on a limb and say there is no way Saia is going to fork out that kind of cash for equipment that is shared by other drivers. It would be a different story if you had your own dedicated tractor that no one else used and you had like 3000000 safe miles.
     
  3. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    I think he's saying he has a Bose seat and hates it.
     
  4. Bastardly

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    Go drive an International for a couple of days... that should fix it
     
  5. bigbuck

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    Just saying that companies generally don't spend $7000 on trucks unless it's under the hood
     
  6. maverick50

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    Even the International seat was better than this. If they would give me a different truck, buck I would drive it. I look at the passenger side seat and wish I was sitting in that. At my terminal, you are assigned a truck and that is what you drive, Period.
     
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  7. tagalong37

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    R l carriers got those bose seat in all our truck some people like and some don’t when new truck come in they already have they in
     
  8. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    Every new truck has one
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Don't have an answer to your question Maverick, never sat on a Bose, back in my days Bostrom was the big name,
    I hated it, I liked the National, other drivers preferred the Bostrom.
    Kinda like Fords and Chevys, just an opinion, but you can bet the farm on this, any thing you put your fanny on today will
    be a lot better than we had back in the 50s.
     
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  10. maverick50

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    Bose isn't better than the seats I sat on in the 70's.
     
  11. jrz13

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    When I was with r+l we had them in some trucks. It felt like the cushion under your butt was like sitting on a piece of plywood and it continually hopped up and down.... drove me freaking NUTS all night. I would turn it off and then my butt would hurt after about 20 min. It was good doing short runs to LIS cause the roads sucked but on a long run, I preferred the old international with the stock seat, way more comfortable imo.
     
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  12. PistonRing83

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    They have been ordering the trucks with Bose seats for the last year now. R+L has also had them for quite a while. Big waste of money, IMO.
     
  13. SuperCourse

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    I was a big fan of the old Bostrom seat before they went to air. Mechanical height adjustment with hydraulic firmness in my opinion beats any air ride seat. I liked a seat low but firm, can't get that with the air seats I'm familiar with.
     
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  14. SuperCourse

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    I also prefer a vinyl or naugahyde cover to cloth. Keeps the juices out of the foam.
     
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    True, but gross
     
  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    We had a driver in Char. that got a patent on a devise he called (The Super Seat) it was genuine sheepskin.
    It would keep your fanny dry, some of the NASCAR teams put them in the race cars.
    I used a plain old vinyl cool cushion.
    I agree with you on the old hydraulic seat, they stayed where you adjusted them and not bounce you around
     
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  17. PistonRing83

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    I can't handle that. My back and my ass would sweat too bad! The old Freightliners have vinyl seats and every time I get stuck in one of them, I feel like swamp thing when I'm done...
     
  18. SuperCourse

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    A lot of the guys I worked with carried sheepskins. I did the vinyl cool cushion thing like you. If I recall correctly it was made by Rubbermaid, indestructible and effective. I also agree on the too much bounce in air seats.
     
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  19. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    SC does not realize just how many little Naugas he would have to skin for enough hides to cover his seat.
    SPCA will be all over him!
     
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    Do not know what brand seat I am riding on (holland freightliner) but several of us were about crippled. One of our drivers got relief from a memory foam cushion he bought at loves. I purchased one and after about 1 week I was much better and after 2 weeks I was pain free. they are about 3 inches thick and formed to your rear, cost about $30. hope this helps
     
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