Taking A Shower On The Road

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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If I was a man.....I wouldn't worry so much about it, as I would find it easy enough to wash myself in the truck. Most guys have very short hair. And you have "exterior parts". So I can see most of you right now saying "boy is she high maintenance"....but I'm really not. Being female with very long hair, I need more than a gallon of water to rinse out the shampoo and conditioner out. I also have, umm...more "nooks and crannies" than a male....lollll And that to me is very important to keep clean so I feel fresh. Otherwise my *****y side might surface and well....that stinks. No pun intended. Hahahaha!!

I'm a very well put woman and I don't intend to change that aspect of me, just because I drive a truck. The way I feel, and the way I present myself is important to me. I love camping, and being outdoors. The only times I allow myself to be "dirty" is after getting a good sweat enjoying some activities....or if I'm too sick to move myself out of bed. Let's just say I'm not one of those women who let themselves go as they get older, and not one of those who go out in public wearing pajamas.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anchorman's Comment
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Being female with very long hair, I need more than a gallon of water to rinse out the shampoo and conditioner out.

Have you ever seen or tried any of the No-Rinse products? You can find them at places like Walgreens. They carry shampoo, body wash, conditioner, peri-care. It would be something good to have around in case a shower is not available.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Being female with very long hair, I need more than a gallon of water to rinse out the shampoo and conditioner out.

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Have you ever seen or tried any of the No-Rinse products? You can find them at places like Walgreens. They carry shampoo, body wash, conditioner, peri-care. It would be something good to have around in case a shower is not available.

When I was in the hospital for nearly a month for the brain clot in my brain, at first they wouldn't let me take a shower. Although I stayed calm, I was infuriated on the inside. I WANTED and was CAPABLE of getting up and go in the darn shower but they wouldn't let me at first. I fought for it and was finally provided with some shower cap that makes rinse less shampoo. It left my hair feeling weird but it was better than not cleaning at all. I really hope never to use that stuff again tho. :(

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ATXJEHU's Comment
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I can only give you advice from my experience being in the Army / deployed for a year. Wash the important parts when you can't get a full shower. Face, neck, pits, crotch and feet. That will at least keep you from smelling / feeling funky should you need to go a day or more without showering. Keep a couple of gallon water jugs and bulk bag of microfiber cloths with you so that you can at least make that happen in a restroom or anywhere.

excellent advice, fer shur! some days just don't work out for showering. good luck to ya!

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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There is always the rain. Pull off an interstate exit out in the middle of nowhere or an abandoned truck stop and soap and the rain provides the water.

Dave

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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There is always the rain. Pull off an interstate exit out in the middle of nowhere or an abandoned truck stop and soap and the rain provides the water.

Dave

That would be quite the sight!! lol

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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There is always the rain. Pull off an interstate exit out in the middle of nowhere or an abandoned truck stop and soap and the rain provides the water.

Dave

Or the random driver who takes a shower with shorts on at the fuel island using the hose. I thought I had seen it all until I saw a driver doing it one night.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Keep in mind, this is TRUCKING.

You aren't always going to predictably end up where you can shower on a regular basis - or end up somewhere with showers that are even worth going into.

It's not like you can just "cruise around", looking for a place you like. When it's time to stop - you stop, regardless of where that might happen to be.

So if the notion of perhaps having to go 2 or maybe 3 days, between actually getting under a showerhead - is one that just isn't going to work for someone - perhaps this isn't the profession for them.

It's not like we get to stay in the Marriott every night. This is a LIFESTYLE - and if it's one you really want, then there's going to necessarily be some sacrifices along the way (versus having a job where you sleep at home in your own bed every night).

Rick

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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It's like this. Some weeks you might get to shower everyday. Most weeks however, you'll get to shower every 2nd or third day. You also might want to think about showering during your 30 minute break, during the middle of the day.

Dave

Jerry Escondido's Comment
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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, do my hair and simple quick make up, then I feel like a million bucks. It takes me 40 minutes or less to do all of it, being in the shower 5 to 10 minutes, depending if I'm shaving (I shave every other day). Only times I don't shower is because I'm very sick or occasionally spending a lazy day at home.

Personal hygiene is very important to me. I'm not feeling myself otherwise. Having access to a shower, even if for 10 minutes, is essential. I can dress and do my hair elsewhere to free up the shower for someone else.

I know this might anger some readers, but personal hygiene is a choice. I believe truckers are a very ingenuous group of folks. I have scene truck drivers fix the unfix-able. As Winston Churchill once said, "Never was so much owed by so many to so few."

We drivers(THE FEW) get the job done one way or another?(FOR THE MANY). So I believe:

IF ONE WANTS TO SHOWER, ONE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. I personally take a shower every morning. That shower is to me like coffee is to others. Once, twice, or possibly 3 times in my life, taking a morning shower caused me to be late for some event or something. I never felt a single bit of guilt.

But the choice is up to the person.

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Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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