Experienced drivers who really want to shower daily will usually find a way to make it happen, whether on their break or during their 10-hour shutdown.
The more stops you make, the less distance you travel, but many drivers will stop every few hours to stretch their legs, use the restroom, etc.
There is certainly no shortage of facilities anywhere you go across the country, and in an emergency, or if you just don't want to leave your truck, there are other options to showering and "in-a-pinch" bathroom breaks. It is considered poor etiquette, however, to leave the evidence in the parking lot of the truck stop. Don't be "that guy".
Forum - Nature calls but no nature catchers
But what do you do if nature calls and there are no bathrooms or even a Johnny On The Spots. I know for us guys we if we have to pee we find a tree or whatever but what about when you have to well... you know what i mean.
Forum - Taking a shower on the road
I keep reading about how truckers don't shower every day...is it by choice/laziness/lack of hygiene or because rare are the truck stops with shower facilities??? This is a big issue for me. I shower every single morning to start my day.
Article - I Shower How Often? What Is Personal Hygiene Like On The Road
Before I started this adventure I had no clue about the what, when, and how drivers showered, washed clothes, or did any of the other more "personal" daily chores. Well, let me tell you what I have learned.
Article - Potty Break On The Road
How many of you (meaning truck drivers) that are on the road daily really look around and observe the landscape, as much as you can, to see all the trash that’s discarded and amongst all that debris how many have noticed all the “waste” containers”?