Taking A Shower On The Road

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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thank-you-2.gif GTown thank you.

and Grumpy stop being a pervert.

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LOL

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm kinda hesitant about showers. Watched too many prison movies, I guess.

Susan D. 's Comment
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No fears, Bruce. It's not like a locker room. You will have your very own private shower room complete with, toilet, sink/mirror, fresh towels, and a door that LOCKS.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Lol that person (RV) thought she knew it all, moreso than Brett. She started a FB group with the TT name. She went to Prime but never got her CDL.. one medical issue after another. Found a boyfriend who was a lease operator for prime and professed her undying love for him, rode on the truck with him for a few weeks, broke up with him (or rather he ditched her), went home married some other guy (another driver) and never got her CDL either.

Guys, be wary of females like this. They're out there. Dressing like floosies and trying to latch onto pretty good any male driver who's willing. Some may actually get a CDL, they'll look desperately for a male driver to "team" with because they cannot or have no desire to actually pull their own weight. It's the disgusting side of female "drivers" that fortunately doesn't represent most professional female drivers.

She got her CDL. Drove for a little while, with said BF. She is now happily married, (not with said BF). She runs hot shot loads now.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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I found in the 4 years I was with a "Mega-Carrier", that more often than not, the drivers chose not to shower... Most drivers I know have the loyalty cards from all the major truck stops, and usually you can fill up with enough fuel to get a shower... The only times I didn't shower at night was Sunday nights, but it was because I showered Sunday morning before I headed out... The only other times I didn't shower were nights I got stuck in rest areas or at customers, but I always made sure I was clean....

I always told myself that I wouldn't be one of those drivers people smelt before they saw... lol....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I found in the 4 years I was with a "Mega-Carrier", that more often than not, the drivers chose not to shower

That is a strange observation. People come up with some crazy ideas why they don't like the big trucking companies, but that's one I've yet to come across. I work for possibly the largest company here in the states, but I've yet to meet one of our drivers who I could honestly say needed to bathe, or even smelled badly. confused.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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That is a strange observation

Yeah, it really is.....

People come up with some crazy ideas why they don't like the big trucking companies

I've been hearing them for over 25 years now and I'm as baffled by it today as I was on day one. I could never figure out for the life of me why so many people try so hard to hate the largest, most successful companies in the U.S.

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?

It just never crossed my mind, even when I was in trucking school, that the largest carriers would be a bad place to work. In fact, the instructors at the school I went to all had long careers with the big carriers and had nothing but good things to say about em. It wasn't until I got on the road and heard all of the trash talk on the CB that I was first exposed to the idea that so many people hated the largest carriers.

I wonder if these people would be that way toward, say, a career in the NFL? Like, would they scoff at the idea of playing for the Patriots and insist on playing for the Browns or the Bills?

It's odd. Like no, I don't want to work for a company that's loaded with money, has thousands of brand new trucks, has a long list of great opportunities, and decades of success at the highest level. No, I'd rather work for some dumpy mom-n-pop who scavenge change from the couch cushions to keep the lights on and can't afford to repair their 20 year old smoking heaps. In what world does that make sense? Not in my world.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Dm:

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.
PJ's Comment
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This is just my observation.... The mega carriers hire and fire constantly. The amount of employee’s they go through is off the charts. You only find bad reviews because the ones that got fired have the time to bash them. The good ones are too busy working to seek out telling the world how good they think their company is. And alot of folks in our society only want to foscus on negativity. It breeds faster than rabbits... The rumors get started and then spread faster than a Ca wild fire. Is it right, not in my opinion, however it happens daily. It is what it is.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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“I often wonder if it's like that in other industries. Do most techies mock Google and Apple”

Mostly Apple. Even though they are responsible for most of the innovations in computers and phones.

They complain iPhones are too expensive, even though the latest Androids are the exact same cost.

They claim Apple copies a feature from Android, even when Apple came out with the feature first.

And on and on.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I found in the 4 years I was with a "Mega-Carrier", that more often than not, the drivers chose not to shower... Most drivers I know have the loyalty cards from all the major truck stops, and usually you can fill up with enough fuel to get a shower... The only times I didn't shower at night was Sunday nights, but it was because I showered Sunday morning before I headed out... The only other times I didn't shower were nights I got stuck in rest areas or at customers, but I always made sure I was clean...cccc

There must be truckers out there who have ways to keep clean without everyday showers. I've camped a lot and it's easy to take sponge baths even if the only water you have comes from a pot of boiled water. A bar of soap lasts for a long time and doesn't take up much space. Ms Rainy had a real good suggestion in a previous comment. Maybe some drivers even prefer to take sponge baths or mix them up with store bought showers. I'd like to hear some ideas even if they are unusual. it might even be fun.

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??????

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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