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Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Taking a shower on the road

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Well, I do plan on getting a local job. But I'll have to start at the bottom at first. Money is nice, but I also value other things, such as feeling comfortable in my own skin. I will do my very best to plan my trips. I do not need 10 hours to sleep. I need 7-8. So the other two hours, I will eat (not in restaurants....I also plan to have my own healthy food in the truck) and keeps myself clean. If that means that sometimes I do not have access to a shower, I will find my way to a sink to wash my hair, and I will have supplies to wash myself in the truck. :)

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They have mini propane water heaters for like $100 you could set up in your truck. I don't know how mechanically inclined you are but i might do it myself. You get those little $5 camper propane bottles from walmart that hooks up to the heater. Then you get a small 12v pump and container to hold the water in. Get another 5 gallon tote and stand in that to shower yourself to catch all the water. When you are done just pour the water outside. Sounds complicated but it's not. So for about $200 you can have a shower setup in your truck.

I'm not a trucker yet, but I wonder if a 5 gallon tote and a hand pump gallon sprayer (the type used for gardens, etc. - about $10-15 at Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart) might work well - certainly for washing hair. Just a thought.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Solo lady trucker here, willing to help.

Ahmalia,

Thanks for offering to answer questions. I'm thinking about pursuing OTR trucking after many years of working in an office (modern "open" offices don't work for me - and I am comfortable spending many hours alone.)

Can you explain how "Team" driving works? How do you get started? What a day is like? Do you have to create your own team, or do employers match you up in some cases?

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