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Mik D.'s Comment
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Actually got a compliment from Amazon worker at 2am, he said I was one of the cleaner truck drivers to show up lately, he said they appreciate it. They had just had one driver where they avoided the cab because of a smell...

Susan D. 's Comment
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It's absolutely unreal the number of filthy people. Being neat, clean and professional really gets you better treatment at most customers.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My home terminal is right across the street from a Amazon warehouse, they have some interesting drivers and companies coming in and out of there. Worst part is while they are waiting their turn to pull on they park along the road and litter like crazy, the side of the road is covered in garbage.


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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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What is worse is smelling a driver leaving a truck stop after spending the night. Why wouldn't you shower there? It was a sparkling clean truck stop, so it wasn't because the showers were nasty

G-Town's Comment
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The “stinky driver” is something I’ll never understand. No excuse for this now-a-days.

PJ's Comment
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It’s laziness....

G-Town's Comment
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It’s laziness....

Yes, but I think there is more to it than that. I know lazy people who shower regularly.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I love the showers at the truck stops. They're well maintained and clean. So if you stay at a truck stop and leave without showering is a bad show of character. I know we all want to run for as many miles we can get in before we have to stop. You have 10 hours and I don't think everyone sleeps all ten hours. But when you show up at a shipper or receiver smelling like....... You are being an ambassador for your company not to see how many days you can go without taking a shower before someone notices. Yesterday the line to take a shower was pretty long. But well worth it. At least it was for me.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Seriously. I don't understand it. I was frazzled at the very beginning and just couldn't seem to ever get a spot in a truck stop. One week, I wasn't near one and didn't shower all week. I had a bin of shower wipes, they're called. Using these on the times you can't shower, changing into clean clothes after using them, and brushing your teeth using bottled water if you have to, makes all the difference. When I got home and hugged my wife, she said, "you smell good." I said, it must be the citrus scented wipes, 'cuz I haven't showered all week! 😂 Buy them and keep them handy if you can't shower!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Very good point Robsteeler. At least use the wipes. Hygiene is important to yourself and others around you.

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