Bladder Issues

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Jerry D.'s Comment
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I'm currently waiting on several companies that offer training. One of the things I worry about is when im in the car traveling I have to pee every 2 hours. On top off that caffeine make me go like crazy so coffee be a no go. Is there any tips or things any of y'all use.

Steve L.'s Comment
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1. Switch to caffeine free drinks. I drink CF Diet Coke or Sprite (which is already caffeine free). I drink one cup of caffeinated coffee and am usually okay. 2. Eat less bread. I’ve switched to flatbread or wraps as much as possible. I also use sandwich thins (a brand) instead of regular bread for sandwiches. 2. You’ll probably start to learn how to handle distances and their relationship to rest areas. Also, many weigh stations have a restroom you can use. Florida has plenty of rest areas, Ohio has some really nice ones. 3. Always go before you leave a shipper. Go when you stop for fuel or to scale a load. Basically go when you can and expect that if you wait, there’ll be a traffic jam that’ll make you regret waiting.

All this has worked for me. I’m disgusted at the drivers who are too damn lazy to walk inside. Peeing in the parking lot is unnecessary and disrespectful to fellow drivers AND the property owners.

Plan, hang in there and enjoy the ride.

I hope this helps.

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Old School's Comment
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I have to pee every 2 hours. On top off that caffeine make me go like crazy so coffee be a no go. Is there any tips or things any of y'all use.

Well Jerry, that's an interesting problem you have there, but it turns out it's not really a problem after all. Two hours is actually an excellent time period to stop for a quick break. There are multitudes of truck stops along the interstates along with rest areas and very nice "service centers" in a few states. Many drivers find they function much better by stopping every couple of hours and taking a quick little walk, and relieving themselves during that short break time. The regulations currently allow you to drive 11 hours but they also allow you a 14 hour window in which to do that much driving. That means you've got three hours in there for wasted time on whatever you choose. It can be time spent peeing, reading, or using your imagination for whatever you like.

Your bladder will turn out to be the least of your concerns out here. We are not slaves who can't stop and refresh ourselves. In fact how we spend our time is completely up to us. As long as we make our deliveries on time, nobody really cares how we go about it. One driver can drive six hours straight and get there on time while another driver manages to get in four or five quick potty breaks on his way to his destination. The only thing that matters is that they get their safely and punctually.

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Jerry D.'s Comment
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Thanks for your answers I have done low carb or keto eating before so thats great advice it slipped my mine how much less I go when im doing low carb. Im waiting to hear back from some school. Ive talked about doing rhis for years and finally am.

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