If you're an owner-operator, you can decide how much time you want to spend at home. You can even decide to commit to your truck 100% of the time and live out of your truck. For drivers that choose this option, selecting the right truck is especially important. If you have plans to make this transition in the future, here are some of the things you should consider:

Extra Storage

Most semis come with storage, but if you plan to live on the road 100% of the time, you will need extra storage. In terms of convenience, it's best to look for a unit that offers extra storage inside the cab, as well as underside storage that you can access from outside the truck for those items that you don't need to retrieve as often, such as out-of-season clothes. 


A kitchenette will add on to the amount of money you invest in the truck, but it's an investment that is well worth it. The ideal truck for living will have an area with a sink, microwave, refrigerator, and possibly, a cooktop. The ability to cook will make your truck feel more like home, but it's also a great way to save money since cooking is often far less expensive than dining out. Cooking in your truck is often also a much healthier option.

Sitting Area

Look for a truck that provides a separate sitting area. After driving for several hours, you might want to rest for a moment to watch television, or maybe even read a book, and climbing up into your bed might not be what you had in mind. A semi with a small area with a built-in sofa or bench is a great option. If you're worried about space, don't be. Remember, in many cabs, these seating surfaces can be folded up when not in use.

Expandable Power Source

From a television to a refrigerator to Wi-Fi, you will have a lot of electronic devices that you keep on the road with you. To ensure you have access to all your devices, look for a truck that can accommodate your power needs. Make a list of all the items you want to take and bring it along with you when you shop. A sales professional will help you determine whether the truck meets your power needs, or if there is an option for upgrading the power system.

Technology has brought a number of advancements to the world of semi-trucks. As a result, these advancements make living in a truck both functional and comfortable. Visit a site like http://www.arrowtruck.com/ to begin your search.