Starting Orientation And Training

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Bill P.'s Comment
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Trying to plan for my training. Can anyone tell me how much it costs take showers while on the road. Also how much is wi-fi at the truck stops. Thanks for any help

B Y 's Comment
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My experience is showers are usually $10-$13. After you get the truck stop loyalty card and fill up with certain amounts of fuel in a month you can get free showers. If I'm not mistaking a 50 gallon fill up should give you a free shower and 500 gallons in a month should give you free showers for a month at either Loves, Pilot or Flying J. Not sure which one. And I'm not sure about the wifi. Most truck stops will definitely work with you if you don't have enough for a shower. I've even been given a free shower when i had my card out to pay. Maybe he was trying to tell me something.

Old School's Comment
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Bill, I've never paid for a shower. Your trainer will get "team" showers with his loyalty card. You'll each have your own private shower and it doesn't take any extra credits off his balance. At the first place you shower ask the cashier for a loyalty card - they will get you set up for one. Everytime you purchase fuel you'll swipe that card and get credits for showers.

When your trainer is having you fuel the truck, swipe your card and start building your shower credits.

I don't use the truck stop wifi, my opinion is that it's worthless. As soon as you get on your own making some money you can purchase your owm wifi access.

Matt H.'s Comment
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Just to add on the wifi, I also don't have any clue what it costs at stops, but double-check your cell phone if you have one. Some smart phones can be tethered to a laptop, or can act as a wifi hotspot, allowing you to use you phone to provide its Internet access to your computer. It probably isn't a long term solution if you want to do more than some basic web browsing and emailing but it could be a short term solution, depending on your needs and data plan with your phone if you just need something to keep you going until you get a paycheck or two.

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