Compliment

Topic 24238 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Mik D.'s Comment
member avatar

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
member avatar

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
member avatar

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.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
member avatar

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
member avatar

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

PJ's Comment
member avatar

It’s laziness....

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

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
member avatar

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.

Shipper:

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
member avatar

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
member avatar

Very good point Robsteeler. At least use the wipes. Hygiene is important to yourself and others around you.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More