Nasty Shower

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Austin O.'s Comment
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I'm down in Laredo, TX waiting for my load to come in from Mexico. Went inside because I heard they have free showers.... I can see why it's free.... Being so close to the Mexico border I kept my eyes and mouth shut lol. Not sure if I feel cleaner or dirtier now...

Austin O.'s Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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You want a bad shower? Try one in Afghanistan, after 27 days without one! Be appreciative of what you have because it could be worse.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Where are you in Laredo? I'm at the Flying J for the night.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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When we first entered Iraq in 2003, I think I went close to 2 months without an actual shower. Just a half liter bottle of water once a week was what I used to clean myself. You were rationed only so much water. Any you used for personal hygiene means that is less water you got to consume to prevent dehydration.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Austin, that looks like a photo of a company terminal shower. Yes it's free, yes you should clean up after yourself, though some of the lazier drivers skip that step. (Usually there is also a cleaning crew that does their job to keep the place generally clean.)

Keep this in mind: a company will provide showers. Even within the same company the quality varies. I'm with Swift and have seen different levels of "clean".

Truck stop chains pride theirselves in keeping their showers "hotel clean" for their customers. As you get into the business, you'll learn how easy it is to get a free shower at the truck stop.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Robert J.'s Comment
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It just looks like some mildew. I'd wear shower shoes in a public shower to avoid athlete's foot. When I opened this thread, I was expecting to see something along the lines of feces being smeared everywhere.

Tom W.'s Comment
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Looks good to me. What am I missing here?

Splitter's Comment
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Austin, that looks like a photo of a company terminal shower. Yes it's free, yes you should clean up after yourself, though some of the lazier drivers skip that step. (Usually there is also a cleaning crew that does their job to keep the place generally clean.)

Keep this in mind: a company will provide showers. Even within the same company the quality varies. I'm with Swift and have seen different levels of "clean".

Truck stop chains pride theirselves in keeping their showers "hotel clean" for their customers. As you get into the business, you'll learn how easy it is to get a free shower at the truck stop.

Hey Errol V., when you say we should clean up after ourselves when using public showers, what exactly does that mean. We all have different definitions of what clean means. I'm asking for future reference since this is all new to me.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Austin, that looks like a photo of a company terminal shower. Yes it's free, yes you should clean up after yourself, though some of the lazier drivers skip that step. (Usually there is also a cleaning crew that does their job to keep the place generally clean.)

Keep this in mind: a company will provide showers. Even within the same company the quality varies. I'm with Swift and have seen different levels of "clean".

Truck stop chains pride theirselves in keeping their showers "hotel clean" for their customers. As you get into the business, you'll learn how easy it is to get a free shower at the truck stop.

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Hey Errol V., when you say we should clean up after ourselves when using public showers, what exactly does that mean. We all have different definitions of what clean means. I'm asking for future reference since this is all new to me.

No, you don't need to wipe down the walls, but pick up all your stuff, put the trash in the trash can. Rinse out the sink if need be. That's all. Company showers are usually gone over once or twice a day. Truck stop showers are cleaned up 100% after each customer.

At truck stop places, I usually leave a few dollar bills on the sink as a thank you for a clean room.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

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