About Showering....lol

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Ok, so here I was thinking about something. If it can be THAT tricky to always find a place to shower every day, then something else came to mind: with a little planning, you can bring a small plastic bucket/container, go inside a rest area, fill it with hot water and mix in a few drops of baby soap (Johnson & Johnson, which smells real nice and doesn't leave much of a soapy residue) you can go back to your truck with that small bucket and give yourself a nice, warm towel bath and feel real refreshed. Now my main concern is my long hair. I have oily skin on my face (used to think it was a curse, now I embrace it because at 42 yrs old, I don't have a single line on my face!) but it makes me bangs look a little greasy by morning when I wake up, if I don't shower. So do you think a rest area would have an actual problem with someone using a sink to wash her hair real quick? lol (if you use the one further away from all the others)....or maybe even using the sink at a truck stop??

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I've seen guys use the hose at the fuel island to wash off before. I don't think you'll have a problem using the sink in the restroom.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Sounds a bit difficult, but most likely doable. I never have any problem with having shower credits, I've even been known to share a few from time to time. Level of difficulty only may be if you only fuel at specific truck stops. Even at that I fuel only at flying J/Pilots. Everywhere I run there are some. It doesn't take long espically in the middle of the day to grab a quick shower. I do keep baby wipes in the truck for those times at a receiver when I get messy. Just my experience

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I've seen guys use the hose at the fuel island to wash off before. I don't think you'll have a problem using the sink in the restroom.

That would actually solve my concern about showering. I'm a camper, so it's not that I need fancy shower to get myself clean. Heck, I can even use that bucket of warm water to shave my legs and what not, in the truck. That's a compromise and I'd still be happy, feeling like my personal hygiene is never questionable.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Sounds a bit difficult, but most likely doable. I never have any problem with having shower credits, I've even been known to share a few from time to time. Level of difficulty only may be if you only fuel at specific truck stops. Even at that I fuel only at flying J/Pilots. Everywhere I run there are some. It doesn't take long espically in the middle of the day to grab a quick shower. I do keep baby wipes in the truck for those times at a receiver when I get messy. Just my experience

I'm not too concerned wit shower credits, if push comes to shove, I can pay for my shower. My issue as a lot of the guys know about me on here is that I need a take a shower every single (unles I'm sick and bed ridden....and even then, a shower makes me feel better) because I'm a clean freak when it comes to my personal hygiene. I don't mind getting dirty AT ALL. As long as I can clean myself up after. The guys were saying you can't always have access to a shower because of various reasons. So this to me would be a compromise. I can manage, as long as water is available.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael S.'s Comment
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In February? There's no place in Canada or the USA that is warm enough except the SW, maybe.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Another idea is to use a tea kettle and heat water up in the truck since most of the Rest Areas dont have hot/warm running water...I will usually take my shower during the day when the Truck Stops are less crowded..Use bottled water to brush my teeth and baby wipes for the rest if I have to skip a day.

Ken C.

>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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I've thought about this as well. So, I put this on my Christmas list: http://www.amazon.com/Roadpro-12V-Hot-Pot-oz/dp/B000667QL4 My sister-in-law got it for me. It heats up 20oz of soup, or tea, etc... I plan on having a 3 gal bucket in the truck. Since I use a CPAP , I will have gallons of distilled water on board too.

The plan is to be able to heat up 20 oz of water, mix it with room temp water in the bucket and you're good to go...

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

mcchuckles's Comment
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As a female driver, I can assure you that you will always be able to get a shower. The longest I have ever had to wait was 30mins.

Stick to your route plan and get places early so you will have time to shut down and do that's stuff.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Being Solo Is One thing.. U Can Shower Everyday. In training or teaming not the same. Teaming the truck is always moving.. so unless the lead seat/trainer decides to shower you have no control. when I say we don't stop... I mean.. we drove for 8 hrs straight... non stop.. then take the 30 min to eat and bathroom. Will fuel then as well. It's back on the road again For another couple hors til the driver change... which is like 15 min.

My first trainer stopped every 2 hours and we stayed at truck stops every night for the 10 hour break. The second phase of training g is a team. With a team one driver always has hours so the truck is always moving. It is not a matter of trying to find a place... it is a matter of when.. and who is in control. If u have a trainer who likes to stop often.. then great no prob. If you have a "hard running trainer"... that is different.

Driving solo is a completely different story. I've used baby powder in my hair for the oil

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