Chafing While Driving Long Hauls

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John W.'s Comment
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Hi I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone else chafes during their hauls. Is it just me or do this happen to anyone else??!!?!? What can I use?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Baby oil, Shea butter, cocoa butter. Even vaseline or KY jelly that lubes and reduces the friction.

Not to sound gross, but the same happens to me from sanitary napkins. I used those products and it reduced irritation. I also happened to buy the purple seat lcushion sole at TA and Petro. Its $90 but I bought it for my back. I have since noticed a reduction in the rubbing, I'm guessing cause the cushion absorbs much of the bouncing and creates less friction.

Hope this helps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cwc's Comment
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No mention of Monkey Butt powder? Pilot and all the rest sell?

Other options are DZ Nutts (no I'm not joking) and Chamois Buttr

Cyclists use this to keep the skin intact and you can search that out if your interested in going that route and yep... it's always a funny subject.

Vendingdude's Comment
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Been waiting for years for an excuse to link this site. LOL

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/08/13/preventing-swamp-crotch/

Honestly though, an in depth discussion of the problem and the solution on a most humorous way. And a great site for trucker type people to add to their favorites. Enjoy

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K.R.'s Comment
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All of the things that have been mentioned above are pertinent, but there's often another factor in chafing:

Fit and fabric of the clothing that you're wearing.

For instance, rough polyesters are going to cause more chafing than soft cottons and denims. If you're wearing boxer shorts and not boxer briefs, the looser folds of the fabric can cause chafing and irritation. On the other hand poorly fitting briefs can also cause chafing.

Figuring out these factors will help.

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.

Pianoman's Comment
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All of the things that have been mentioned above are pertinent, but there's often another factor in chafing:

Fit and fabric of the clothing that you're wearing.

For instance, rough polyesters are going to cause more chafing than soft cottons and denims. If you're wearing boxer shorts and not boxer briefs, the looser folds of the fabric can cause chafing and irritation. On the other hand poorly fitting briefs can also cause chafing.

Figuring out these factors will help.

Good point. I always preferred basketball and loose clothing while driving. Much better than well-fitted jeans. I wear jeans in winter since it's cold, but my jeans are still a little big on me so they chafing isn't really an issue.

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.

K.R.'s Comment
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Good point. I always preferred basketball and loose clothing while driving. Much better than well-fitted jeans. I wear jeans in winter since it's cold, but my jeans are still a little big on me so they chafing isn't really an issue.

One of the things that I'm looking forward to the most with trucking is the slightly more relaxed dress code than what I've dealt with for the past two years working in various passenger transportation. No more uniforms! No more horribly uncomfortable uniform pants! :D

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.

Joshua J.'s Comment
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UnderArmor (or any similar material) underwear and moisture wicking tops do an OUTSTANDING job of preventing chafing . I relied on UA almost exclusively downrange for all my undergarment needs, it kept me cool, kept me from chafing on 20km foot patrols, its low friction, antimicrobial, and it pretty much helps prevent favorable conditions for all the things that could go wrong downstairs.

That, and goldbond powder, someone mention the monkey butt stuff we had a lot of guys use it in my squad it works very well, but im quite happy with (yellow) gold bond powder, just one WARNING DO NOT EVER put the blue gold bond down below.

John W.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone! I've looked into all those products and a lot of people also recommend them

a friend suggested Lanacane anti-chafing gel, just wondering if anyone ever tried this or ever heard of it!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cwc's Comment
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Thanks everyone! I've looked into all those products and a lot of people also recommend them

a friend suggested Lanacane anti-chafing gel, just wondering if anyone ever tried this or ever heard of it!

I haven't tried it and I don't often chaff due to driving but I will while riding a bicycle.

Keep clean and cut down on friction and bye bye sore skin.

So be it changing to Under Armour or Peale Izumi shorts with some flavor of Chamois cream or possibly your friends suggestion of a gel should all work... Everyone is different so.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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