Free Shower Every Day

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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

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

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5 gallon bucket, lots of big trash bags, TP, Fabreeze, and about two lbs of cat litter.

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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My girlfriend told me she picked up a bottle of no rinse shampoo at a CVS store for me to try. I have heard of this and I'm one of those weird prepper types, and always meant to get a bottle. No rinse shampoo, baby wipes all I need is a shave...

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Hours Of Service

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PackRat's Comment
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Coolest thing about all the big truck stop chains is their rewards cards. Every time you get fuel, you don’t have to use the points to claim a shower, but you do get to store up the points on your account. The showers are free with between 50-60 gallons. This is Free Money because your company is buying the fuel. I bought one CB, one plug-in cooler, and two GPS units just with points I accumulated on the cards. That’s close to $1000 I got for FREE! Use the card when you fuel, get a PM in their shop, or buy parts for the truck. You can also get points when the road service shows up to change the trailer tire you blew out, just make sure the tech scans your card. If they don’t, call the 800 number on the back of your card and talk to customer service.

Now years ago, the truck stops offered you a free breakfast, cleaned all the glass, and you got a free thermos of coffee when you filled up. Plus, it was all full service! You never touched a fuel hose, just walked in to the fuel desk and gave them your info. After it was all done, most paid with cash, but the big companies had some kind of billing account. Those were the days when drivers actually carried a bunch of money, especially if they were making a long run coast-to-coast.

Maybe the Good Old Days were better....?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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5 gallon bucket, lots of big trash bags, TP, Fabreeze, and about two lbs of cat litter

One pound of cat litter for each armpit? How do you arrange it so it doesn't fall out when you lift your arms up?

PackRat's Comment
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5 gallon bucket, lots of big trash bags, TP, Fabreeze, and about two lbs of cat litter

One pound of cat litter for each armpit? How do you arrange it so it doesn't fall out when you lift your arms up?

It’s not for my armpits, but for traction.

I’ve never told anyone on here, but I’m a “MOTOR”.smile.gif

Auggie69's Comment
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5 gallon bucket, lots of big trash bags, TP, Fabreeze, and about two lbs of cat litter

One pound of cat litter for each armpit? How do you arrange it so it doesn't fall out when you lift your arms up?

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It’s not for my armpits, but for traction.

I’ve never told anyone on here, but I’m a “MOTOR”.smile.gif

LOL! You could probably save a bit more money and use it for traction AFTER it's been used for other things ;)

Robsteeler's Comment
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I had shower power, but most days I couldn’t get to a pilot, or any brand of truck stop. A lot of times I stayed at rest stops. That’s just reality when most loads are in the northeast. I did the sponge bath thing, I even did a post about it, and it’s far superior to baby wipes, but it didn’t stop the skin lesions I was getting.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The Good Book says that "cleanliness is next to impossible" (2 Corruptions 6:11)

Michael B.'s Comment
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LOL!You could probably save a bit more money and use it for traction AFTER it's been used for other things ;)

But then it's no good for traction...they call it a SKIDMARK for a reason....lmao.

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