News & Events

We know it’s challenging keeping up-to-date on current news and events and finding industry specific information relevant to you. That’s why we’ve created this section to offer owner-operators – living and working in a Bolt Custom Sleeper –
important and interesting information to be helpful for your business and scheduling.

Bolt Custom Trucks’ Crew Cab Conversion Passes Roll Over Crush Test Simulation for Emergency Vehicles

January 21, 2017 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has determined that vehicles and transportation equipment must meet certain defined standards intended to eliminate death and injuries related to hazards associated with firefighting personnel preventing and fighting fires. Bolt Custom Trucks has just announced that they are building custom crew cabs on Kenworth and Peterbilt brand trucks which have recently been certified under NFPA codes and standards that protect these brave individuals in the case of a roll over crash.

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Bolt Custom Trucks Acquires Assets of AA Sleeper Trucks LLC

In order to continue to be your partner for the long haul, Bolt Custom Trucks has acquired the assets of AA Sleeper Truck LLC, combining the industry’s two highest quality custom sleeper companies and allowing both companies to better serve our customers and promote product improvement. “Combining the two companies will make a stronger presence

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Dine-A-Bunk Now Available as Option for Western Star Sleepers

October 10, 2016 | DTNA Press Release PORTLAND, Ore. – A driver’s lounge system that offers long-haul drivers maximum living space and versatility is now available as a third-party option for select Western Star 5700XE sleeper configurations. Western Star Trucks has partnered with BOLT Custom Trucks to make the BOLT Dine-A-Bunk™ system available with the

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Feds Approve Longer Tractor Wheelbases in Canada

Good news for OTR tractor trailer drivers who travel to Canada. The Canadian transport ministers have approved plans to allow tractors with longer wheelbases, increasing from 244″ to 283.” Previously, the largest sleeper Bolt could build was 100″ with a 244″ wheelbase. Now, drivers can easily enjoy more comforts of home in a 130″ sleeper with a 283″

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Custom Sleepers are Tiny Houses on the Road

Tiny houses are gaining popularity nationwide. Bolt Custom Sleepers are known for maximizing the living space potential to create a comfortable, living and work space on the road. Hear how Linda Caffee is utilizing all the features in her Bolt Custom Sleeper to live large and clutter-free in her tiny house on wheels.  Click to

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How to Live Large in a Tiny Home (On the Road)

Landline Magazine featured Bob and Linda Caffee and their Bolt Custom Truck in the July 2016 issue, How to Live Large in a Tiny Home. Bob and Linda stay out on the road sometimes three months at a time and have rules to make it work. Click to Read Full Article Here:    

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Bolt Custom Trucks Featured in Landline Magazine

The 150’ fully-integrated Bolt Custom Sleepers introduced for Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March caught a lot of attention, including from Landline Magazine who featured them in their Product Showcase section of the June 2016 issue. Read the article below: Custom Sleepers for Over-the-Road Trucks At the Mid-America Trucking

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Bolt Sleeper vs. Tornado

Bolt is in the process of repairing a 2015 Freightliner M2-112 after it was involved in a storm where a tornado picked it up and set it on top of a car on the highway Dec. 23, 2015 in Holly Springs, Miss. The team drivers, Brian and Jennifer Perkins, of Medlin Expedited & Leasing, LLC,

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New Laser Fabrication Machine Is Added To Bolt Custom Trucks’ Production

After six weeks of installation and calibration, Bolt Custom Trucks has begun operating a Mitsubishi 4,000 watt flying optics laser fabrication machine. The decision to invest in this equipment will allow Bolt to advance and improve product design. “Having the ability to gain more control over the production process and streamline efforts, we can deliver

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The November Issue of the Bolt Newsletter A.K.A. Sleeper Scandal Sheet

What’s going on at Bolt Custom Trucks? Find out in the November issue of the Sleeper Scandal Sheet. Don’t be left out, sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news in your email.

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Palaces For The Kings Of The Road? Trucking firms hope to fill driver shortage by pimping out custom cabins for rigs up to $240,000

Trucking companies are looking to fill hundreds of thousands of vacancies in their fleets by giving some drivers a little bit more leg room for their cross-country journeys. Companies that manufacture trucks for drivers long hauls have begun making living quarters that attach to the vehicles, with some models coming with kitchen areas, satellite TVs,

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This Couple Says They Have The ‘Most Beautiful’ Semi Truck On The Road

A recent segment from NBC News titled Luxury Big Rigs: The First-Class Life of Truck Drivers highlighted the rising trend of ‘ultra luxury’ big rigs with interiors that would put most people’s homes to shame. The clip features husband and wife driving team, Linda and Bob Caffee, who say their rig is probably the most

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Big Rigs Get the Comforts of Home to Help Truckers Close Driver Gap

With their kids out of the house, empty-nesters Dan and Cristy Dornbusch cruise U.S. highways with an array of domestic comforts — TV, microwave convection oven, running water — in their vehicle. They’re not just savoring the scenery: The Dornbusch duo operates a Freightliner M2 truck lugging loads of metal casting parts as a driving

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NBC Nightly News Covers Bolt Custom Trucks

On Tuesday, John Yang, correspondent, along with a camera crew and producer from NBC Nightly News interviewed Bolt Custom Trucks’ president, Brian Callan, at Bolt’s new facility. Yang and Callan toured a Bolt 150” integrated custom sleeper and discussed the benefits and features of how a custom sleeper can help team drives and fleet owners

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The July Issue of the Bolt Newsletter A.K.A. Sleeper Scandal Sheet

What’s going on at Bolt Custom Trucks? Find out in the July issue of the Sleeper Scandal Sheet. Don’t be left out, sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news in your email.

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Introducing, New Kitchen Sets for Bolt Sleepers

As part of a continual customer feedback, Bolt Custom Trucks is introducing new Kitchen Sets that offer drivers the convenience of all the kitchen essentials they need for their Bolt Sleeper to be road ready while considering efficiency and space. “We’ve put together quality kitchen tools along with collapsible Squish brand products in order to

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Flirt Skirt Update

We realize with new technology there will be many questions. The Caffees have addressed several issues of driving with the NEW Bolt Flirt Skirts and will track and measure performance to keep everyone informed for future improvements. Read what they have to say so far. Click here to read the article by Bob and Linda

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The Bolt Newsletter A.K.A. Sleeper Scandal Sheet

What’s going on at Bolt Custom Trucks? Find out in the first issue of the Sleeper Scandal Sheet. Don’t be left out, sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news in your email.

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Haul Your Most Valued Cargo with a Bolt Custom Truck

Bolt Custom Trucks not only manufactures luxury custom sleepers for OTR expedite trucks and tractor trailer cabs, but also crew cab conversions and tow body trucks, expanding into other markets that allow towing and handling off-road conditions.  “Bolt has a long history of designing and building custom sleepers and custom truck conversions for individuals and

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More news from the Bolt Booth at GATS 2014

See what Overdrive and Channel 19 have to say about the Caffee truck: So on the last day of the Great American Trucking Show I missed my flight back to Nashville — the long week (up early, on feet most of the day, up late, repeat) had taken its toll by Saturday a.m., and as

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Completed Caffee Truck on Display in the Bolt Custom Trucks Booth at GATS

At any given time in the Bolt Custom Trucks booth at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, August 21-23, there was a line of people waiting to tour the inside of Bob and Linda Caffee’s 2015 Freightliner Cascadia with a 100” Bolt Custom Sleeper complete with all the latest in comfort features and amenities,

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Visit us at GATS – Aug. 21-23

Visit us at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, TX, on August 21-23 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, booth #21039 and see a Bolt Custom Sleeper on a Freightliner Cascadia. Check out the GATS website.

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Bolt Custom Trucks Took the 2014 Expedite Expo by Storm

If you went to the Expedite Expo this past week in Wilmington, OH, you couldn’t miss seeing a Bolt Custom Sleeper. Bolt was represented in eight booths, with custom sleepers on eight different trucks throughout the show. Not to mention, winning the Drivers’ Choice Award with the Freightliner Knoxville truck, owned by Susan Medlin, Medlin

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Sleeper vs. Bridge: Evidence of Bolt’s Superior Construction

On March 15, 2014, an expediter team driver hit a low clearance bridge causing significant damage to their truck. We believe the photos of this accident demonstrate a unique view of the superior strength and safety of a Bolt Custom Sleeper. We’re proud of the fact that Bolt sleepers are the only ones on the

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Expedite Expo July 25-26

Visit us at the Expedite Expo in Wilmington, OH, on July 25-26 at the Roberts Convention Centre, booth B-6 and see a Bolt Custom Sleeper on a Freightliner Cascadia. Check out the Expedite Expo website.

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