Taking A Shower On The Road

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Also, about the original poster of this topic, how do we know that's her real photo? Maybe she cut that picture out of a magazine??????

It is her real photo.

PJ's Comment
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I always have more shower credits than I can ever use. And yes I shower and even shave on a regular basis, lol. Trying to set a routine schedule for it, ain’t gonna happen. Nothing I do seems routine. Rainy’s idea of building it into the trip planning per load is great, and I didn’t actually realize I was doing it that way until she said it, but I guess I do sometimes. We always get that unexpected down time, or I do. I have come across a few drivers that don’t shower regularly, but they are the exception rather than the rule. Guess that’s why the showers tend to be full alot at the truck stops...

Han Solo Cup (aka, Pablo)'s Comment
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I often wonder if it's like that in other industries. Do most techies mock Google and Apple? Do most people in the Airline business mock American and Delta? Do most investment bankers mock JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs?

Depending on the year or chart, I work for the 4-6th largest defense contractor in the world and no, we don't make fun of the other contractors. We strive to incorporate what works for them, entice their golden employees to come to us, and seek to team with one another to get contacts.

I also saw something about turn over and I've not only worked for the larger contractors (our version of a "mega"), I've also worked for the mom-and-pops of DoD contracting. Similar to trucking, there is more turnover at the smaller businesses as they just don't have the resources to compete with the big boys/gals. I thoroughly enjoy working for the "megas" of DoD contracting and that's exactly for whom I want to work when I make the switch to trucking. The megas provide too many benefits and have the capital to protect themselves and their employees.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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