About Showering....lol

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mcchuckles's Comment
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I did my first month with a trainer (Carolina Cargo wtf-2.gif ) And we stopped every day, usually on her time because she was "in charge" so I didn't care much. But we made it a point because we switched our bed every day and didn't want stink from the other person.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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There is absolutely no way in hell I'd be able to go 8 hours without using the bathroom. I wouldn't mind too much to make do for #1 and hide behind curtains.....but for #2, get me to a bathroom. I'm not going to embarrass myself for the sake of keeping the wheels rolling, for anyone. This is something I'll make sure the trainer knows before he takes me on board. If he doesn't like it, give me another trainer.

Rainy 's Comment
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There is absolutely no way in hell I'd be able to go 8 hours without using the bathroom. I wouldn't mind too much to make do for #1 and hide behind curtains.....but for #2, get me to a bathroom. I'm not going to embarrass myself for the sake of keeping the wheels rolling, for anyone. This is something I'll make sure the trainer knows before he takes me on board. If he doesn't like it, give me another trainer.

Exactly. And it might sound embarrassibg.. but discuss your monthly too. I told my one trainer flat out. "I need more bathroom time during my period." it wasn't an issue ir quarrel but a matter of fact of. "If you don't want to stop more then don't train women".

Keep in mind sometimes it is traffic or accidents that prevent bathroom and showers. I was almost at my 11 hour limit when we got to an accident. So we're were already on the road for 3 hrs. We changed drivers on the road stopped in traffic. We sat for SIX hours inching and crawling before we hit a truck stop that was now full cause of all the trucks coming off the highway.

Quite a few of the women I know have either the She wee to urinate in a bottle or the little pots and thy put kitty litter in it. Using it in emergencies solo is one thing.. in training ing? Idk. one student friend of mine was wearing depends cause he teainer nevè er stopped either.

There's one road in Kansas I drove three time that for like 500 miles there is nothing.. not truck stops.. no stores nothing. I saw tworried different trucks using the side of the road for bathroom on that. Don't blame then either.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Ya....umm. I'm not wearing depends. I fully understand situations completely out of your control. Stuck in traffic with nowhere to go....well, you make do and you don't start whining about it. I do plan on getting the she wee and also to have a bucket with kitty litter. But anywhere else you can actually stop, if I need to go, I need to go, and I'm not embarrassing myself just for the sake of keeping the wheels rolling. I'm not asking for half hour, I'm asking for a couple minutes. It's not going to kill anyone. I'd want to believe that if someone chose to be a trainer, they can be understanding and a bit human....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy 's Comment
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Ya....umm. I'm not wearing depends. I fully understand situations completely out of your control. Stuck in traffic with nowhere to go....well, you make do and you don't start whining about it. I do plan on getting the she wee and also to have a bucket with kitty litter. But anywhere else you can actually stop, if I need to go, I need to go, and I'm not embarrassing myself just for the sake of keeping the wheels rolling. I'm not asking for half hour, I'm asking for a couple minutes. It's not going to kill anyone. I'd want to believe that if someone chose to be a trainer, they can be understanding and a bit human....

Like u said discuss it before you get on the truck. I mentioned I another post a female trainer said she only showers once a week.. the guys all went "eeewww" she freaked out yelling how they shouldn't judge her. Ppl r nuts

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I can't imagine not showering/cleaning myself for two days, Nevermind a week. Wouldn't want to have my nose anywhere near certain spots....baby wipes can somewhat clean, but it doesn't do the job that well. I change diapers every day and trust me, the wipes are a temporary fix to clean up but it doesn't replace a bath with soap and water.

Rainy 's Comment
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I can't imagine not showering/cleaning myself for two days, Nevermind a week. Wouldn't want to have my nose anywhere near certain spots....baby wipes can somewhat clean, but it doesn't do the job that well. I change diapers every day and trust me, the wipes are a temporary fix to clean up but it doesn't replace a bath with soap and water.

And that is YOU.. you don't want to smell yourself. . Now think about smelling someone else lol... or worse... having to sleep in their bed while they are driving!!!

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I'll throw in my two cents on baby wipes. When I was touring with bands we often didn't get showers every day. Crew are low on the totem pole when it comes to priority for venue showers (if the venues had them). I was averaging one shower a week, maybe 2 if we had an off day in there where we got hotel rooms. Baby wipes absolutely work. You just have to use more of them. I bought them in bulk. Baby wipes and baby powder with a deoderizing body spray worked awesome. As long as your clothes were clean, you didn't stink if you baby wiped with enough wipes, used some baby powder, regular deoderant, and a deoderant body spray. For something quick you can use dry shampoo, but that does need to be washed out after a day or so otherwise it builds up. In a pinch, tie your hair back and wear a hat. That was the best solution a lot of times. I also added foot deoderant spray and febreeze for my clothes and deoderizing panty liners when not on my period. I honestly felt refreshed and clean, and smelled like it too. People really did not know that I didn't shower every day. It takes a little more effort, but it can be done and people (and yourself) will be none the wiser.

As for bathroom breaks, tour busses has toilets, so that's at least a little more convenient. But you could only pee in them. Still, it was better than nothing. I'm figuring that just talking to the trainer, trip planning, and knowing what's available on your route will be key. Otherwise, yeah, it's going to be a stop along the side of the road.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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One way of doing things is not always good for another person, however. I can't use baby powder, it dries my skin and itches, specially when I have a few little spots of eczema in the winter. I use body lotion, as body spray again will dry my skin and make it itch. Not a good method for me. I have sensitive skin. And as I mentioned above....I've changed enough diapers to know that baby wipes do clean, but not deep clean. It will surely do the trick for a day or two, but if I was unable to shower for a whole week because of my job, I'd have to change jobs (that's me personally, not saying others can't handle it). We all have priorities I guess. For me feeling good in my skin will come before a few extra bucks, and the only way I feel good and refresh is with water and soap...lol So I'll make sure to have my little bucket, bottle of soap and towels with me, and I'll prefer to use this over baby wipes in the event there's no shower available. Or I'll just stop in the side of the road, go knock at someone's door and pay them to use their shower......truckers do that, right?

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PJ's Comment
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If you knock on someone's door please video tape it so we can see the response, lol. Seriously though, while your in training as have been said, communicate with the trainer. If they are an a** I would be asking for a different trainer. Once you get on your own getting showers won't be a problem. I run my tail end off and always get a shower at least every other day. I'm not a clean freak, but personal hygiene is a priority.

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