4 Day With Out A Shower

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Superlejera's Comment
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So I'm with trainer doing the dollars account it been 4 day with out a shower.how many day you go with out a shower thank you

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Wilis...

I think that's a personal preference. In my opinion, for me, 4 days between showers and the cows would be following me home, especially if unloading trailers on a Dollar Account. Every other day is reasonable...

Did you tell your trainer you want/need a shower?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rick S.'s Comment
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How many days has YOUR TRAINER GONE without a shower?

2 guys unloading on a dollar account for 4 days - gotta be getting pretty rank in that sleeper.

Rick

G-Town's Comment
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Rick wrote:

How many days has YOUR TRAINER GONE without a shower?

2 guys unloading on a dollar account for 4 days - gotta be getting pretty rank in that sleeper.

Rick

My sentiments exactly...

Superlejera's Comment
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Yes, But he says " We have no time " to take one. Which doesn't make sense because we pass atleast 8 truck stops each day. I guess he doesn't like me OR he really likes the smell of my sweat lol. Just imagine unloading 3,000 boxes a day and go 4 days without a shower.

Welcome Wilis...

I think that's a personal preference. In my opinion, for me, 4 days between showers and the cows would be following me home, especially if unloading trailers on a Dollar Account. Every other day is reasonable...

Did you tell your trainer you want/need a shower?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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It is real simple. At your next fuel stop you simply say," Im going to take a F@#$G SHOWER, and so are YOU! If he refuses, call your Driver Manager. There is no excuse for not taking a shower at least every other day. With your job, DAILY! I'm surprised they let you guys in the store. Stand up for yourself!

Driver Manager:

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.
Flatie C.'s Comment
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Dang I run hard every shift but I still find time to take a shower everyday. My day will not be complete with having a shower, sometimes I have to take twice esp when I go to California. Before my shift and after.

There is always a time. Its just up to you on how you manage it.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Wilis, I feel for you. Sorry you got a slob for a trainer.

Keep in mind the fact that this whole training time is temporary. Learn the job as best you can. It sounds like he's trying to show you how to get it all done on that account, and we all understand that serving that account is one tough assignment.

Once you're in your own truck you can manage to get your showers in however you please, but you may just find out why he doesn't take the time to get one. Hang in there. You are one brave dude to jump right in as a rookie and drive a dollar store account. The money is good on that account, but nowhere near enough to entice me.

Pianoman's Comment
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It is real simple. At your next fuel stop you simply say," Im going to take a F@#$G SHOWER, and so are YOU! If he refuses, call your Driver Manager. There is no excuse for not taking a shower at least every other day. With your job, DAILY! I'm surprised they let you guys in the store. Stand up for yourself!

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Seriously though. Threaten, as nicely as possible with a smile on your face, to "make some phone calls" if you don't get a shower before tomorrow. If he doesn't take you seriously, make those phone calls! Your company should have some sort of driver development department or training department (it may have a different name at your company) to help handle issues like this. If not, just call dispatch. They will find the right person for you to talk to.

Driver Manager:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mr. T's Comment
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Even that does not top what my trainer did when I was in training!

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