Taking A Shower On The Road

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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It's still great entertainment iin an otherwise boring lazy day.

I have a lot of free time right now, maybe I should catch up, LOL.

From Mik D's post, it looks like a shower for every 100 gallons, so at 7 mpg, you would earn a shower every 700 miles. So you could earn a shower every other day at least. I'm sure you would end up skipping one or two a week anyway, due to schedule restraints, or not making it to a TS, so basically, after a week or two, you would probably never have to pay for a shower, like G-Town said. And get a lot of free drinks as well. :)

Rainy D.'s Comment
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It's still great entertainment iin an otherwise boring lazy day.

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I have a lot of free time right now, maybe I should catch up, LOL.

From Mik D's post, it looks like a shower for every 100 gallons, so at 7 mpg, you would earn a shower every 700 miles. So you could earn a shower every other day at least. I'm sure you would end up skipping one or two a week anyway, due to schedule restraints, or not making it to a TS, so basically, after a week or two, you would probably never have to pay for a shower, like G-Town said. And get a lot of free drinks as well. :)

you get a shower every 60 gals at TA PETRO Flying J Loves. 75 gals at AMBEST 25 gals at Sapp Bros.

if you buy 1000 gals in one month you get "shower power"at pilot/FJ and "diamond status" at Loves. gives you a free shower every day

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Turtle's Comment
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Pilot, flying j, and Loves give you a free shower credit after 50 gallons or more. Fueling 100 gallons in one stop doesn't give you two credits however. You still get just the one credit. And an unused credit expires after 10 days. TA gives a credit after 60 gallons or more, and it expires after 12 days.

Additionally, fueling 1000 gallons or more at a particular chain within 30 days will earn you unlimited showers, or at least a free shower per day for a month. I'm almost always in that category, so showers are never a concern. I always have more credits than I can use.

Lastly, a credit is good for a "team" shower. Meaning you and your team driver or passenger each get a separate shower at the cost of only one credit. So my wife gets her own shower when we stop even though she doesn't drive.

To date, I've never had to pay for a shower.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Oh...i know what was funny..trying to explain teaming to her. she couldnt undersrand how the truck was still rolling during a drivers 10 hour break.

its a team, the truck is moving and one driver sleeps. one drivers one sleeps. her response was "But you have to stop for a 10 hour break, so i dont understand what you mean"

Turtle's Comment
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Obviously I type too slow. Rainy beat me to it lol

G-Town's Comment
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Rainy’s pillows...

Hey, i have frilly pillows and made curtains for my truck. I cut them from my flat sheets I dont use. lol Then velcroed them and even have tie backs. Im a nester, what can i say.

Yes, but you didn’t worry about the gingerbread until you actually became a competent truck driver. You were never a pretender Rainy.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Oh...i know what was funny..trying to explain teaming to her. she couldnt undersrand how the truck was still rolling during a drivers 10 hour break.

its a team, the truck is moving and one driver sleeps. one drivers one sleeps. her response was "But you have to stop for a 10 hour break, so i dont understand what you mean"

LOL, sounds like it is a good thing she never got her CDL.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Rainy’s pillows...

Whew! For a second, I thought was going in the wrong direction... rofl-1.gif

Rainy D.'s Comment
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thank-you-2.gif GTown thank you.

and Grumpy stop being a pervert.

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Michael B.'s Comment
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So basically everyone felt like RebelliousVamp really......sucked......oh common, you know it was funny!!!

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