The DUDAD is a device that audibly, rather than visually, notifies truck drivers that they are finished being loaded or unloaded. This device enables drivers to sleep longer, saving them valuable time, the manufacturer says.

DUDAD was invented by truck driver Chris Barbeau, who says he knew there had to be a better way so drivers could stay alert and awake on the road, while getting the rest they need. When he couldn’t find one, he invented DUDAD.

Now, DUDAD is seeking crowdsourced funding [] to make the device available to truckers everywhere.

As seen at, truck drivers have often had to wait for a red light on a loading dock door to turn green, which means staying awake during the loading or unloading process. The DUDAD Driver’s Wireless Audible Green Light Notification Device allows drivers to rest during this “down time” by attaching to an extension pole and leaning against the signal light while the load is being moved. When the light turns green, an audible signal will be sent to the receiver up to .5 miles away.

The DUDAD allows drivers to sleep or perform other tasks rather than waiting in the cab for the signal light. The receiver acts as a pager that will alert the driver.

By allowing truckers to get more rest or to eat and relax while loads are being moved, the DUDAD actually increases the safety level of all on the road. Driver fatigue can become a thing of the past as truckers are able to rest during nondriving hours, the company says.

The prototype DUDAD is now ready for marketing. Contributors to the Kickstarter campaign will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 free prototypes, and all who enter will receive information on how to receive a DUDAD at below cost. Also, by contributing to Kickstarter, contributors can receive a DUDAD at 33% below retail and 16% below wholesale, as they will retail for about $179.99.