Free Shower Every Day

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Michael B.'s Comment
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I have seen several articles including Robsteelers "last day" regarding being unable to shower every day. Now some people already know this but I am choosing to share for those that dont. Disclaimer--- I do not work for Pilot/Flying J or get anything out of this article except maybe helping other drivers. If you have a choice where you fuel Pilot and Flying J have a program on the mypilot app called showerpower. If you fuel 1000 gallons of diesel at those stations in a month you will get 1 free shower per day for the rest of that month and the following month. So if you fuel 1000 gallons each month thereafter you should get 1 per day basically forever, well, at least until you stop getting enough fuel. The app also knows what location you are at and tells you how many showers are available or how many in line in front of you and you can reserve a shower from your truck and not have to go in and wait around in the store for your turn or even talk to a clerk for a shower, when yours is available it tells you your shower # and gives your door code all right to your cellular device 😁. If you dont use at least 1000 gallons of diesel in a month your either in an electric truck or you dont get enough miles to make a living imo but free daily showers sure are nice. If your not gonna take a shower that day but you have to poo 💩 just reserve a shower and you have a private bathroom for that.

Again I put this out to help anyone that can use it and dont endorse Pilot or Flying J in any way shape or form. (But I do like daily showers lol)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Love's has the same deal. I don't really pay attention because I always have shower and drink credits between the two. I just realized last week that I was at the Platinum stage last month with loves so I have free shower and drink everyday. I don't go out of my way to stop at either for the night so I've been trying to take my 30 at one of the other so I can shower then. Almost always showers open during the day.

Michael B.'s Comment
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See there Junkyard Dog, I didnt know that. I'm guessing TA/Petro has something similar? I guess then what it boils down to is try to fuel at the same chain to gain the daily showers. If the biggies all have a program for daily showers how do people not get to shower as often as they want to?

Dave Reid's Comment
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TA/Petro doesn't have a similar program, but they do give a shower credit for each fill of 60 gallons or more. I fuel every day at one of their joints, buying either 60 gallons or only the amount over that I'll burn that day. They used to allow us to pump 60 then stop and buy another 60 for two credits, but they now prevent that.

However, I'm guessing Robsteeler's issue wasn't lack of free showers but rather his inability to fit one in daily due to trip schedule and park locations. I used to have that problem as well when pulling reefers with a very aggressive schedule, but seldom have an issue now that I'm pulling dry vans doing mostly open window drop and hook.

See there Junkyard Dog, I didnt know that. I'm guessing TA/Petro has something similar? I guess then what it boils down to is try to fuel at the same chain to gain the daily showers. If the biggies all have a program for daily showers how do people not get to shower as often as they want to?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Jeremy's Comment
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Im guessing he was more talking of the time to shower and lack of parking where he couldve showered

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Showers? What are showers? Sponge baths are all a driver needs, and those can be done right in the truck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Showers? What are showers? Sponge baths are all a driver needs, and those can be done right in the truck.

I always have a couple packages of baby wipes with me. For those nights I spend in rest areas

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Showers? What are showers? Sponge baths are all a driver needs, and those can be done right in the truck.

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I always have a couple packages of baby wipes with me. For those nights I spend in rest areas

Me, too. I try to always have several full packs on the truck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I did take some showers on the road, but only when I was laid-over at a Schneider OC. Otherwise, I used Wet Ones Big Ones that I bought at Walmart. I found that I could give myself a good cleaning with 4 of those wipes. But I was only trying to get the big chunks off.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jim S.'s Comment
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Showers? What are showers? Sponge baths are all a driver needs, and those can be done right in the truck.

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I always have a couple packages of baby wipes with me. For those nights I spend in rest areas

Do you carry a five gallon bucket, just in case, lol?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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