Personal Hygiene

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Chris B.'s Comment
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I am getting ready to start trucking school. Then on to the open road with a company trainer. When do we have time to take care of laundry and showers? I am so new it is probably a dumb question. Looking forward to my new career

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Woah, Citrus Heights! You're walking distance from me. I live off of Walerga Rd.

Chances are you'll be doing laundery once a week. Sometimes more often sometimes less. It really depends on how much time free time you have. Just know that the trainer won't make you wait 3 weeks between laundry days.

Usual company policy for showers is at least once every other day. You'll probably be getting a shower every other day, but don't expect a shower a day and also don't be surprised if sometimes you get a shower every 3 days. Won't happen much but it could happen here and there.

Wine Taster's Comment
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Truckers really take showers? ROFL!

Anyway, good question. It is not dumb. I was wondering the same thing.

Larry E.'s Comment
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So much of it depends. For me, I average every other day on showers and about every 2 weeks on the laundry. Being a skateboarder, the weekends are usually a long haul or maybe a shorter haul where you can squeeze in a 34 hr restart. Either way, you have the opportunity to get laundry done. The shower bit is a bit more random. Depending on time, you may spend the night at the shipper or consignee to maximize hours. I'm not one who tries to get a shower in on my 30 minute break. At the same time, I'm lucky that while I melt rather than sweat, I typically don't have an issue with odor. Then again, it is just me in the truck. smile.gif I do know that showers take on a whole new meaning after 2-3 days without. StarCar's wipes are extremely handy at the end of a hard day when you are stuck in a gravel pit or the end of a dead end road waiting to load at zero dark thirty the next morning. Think of it along the lines of camping.


The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.


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.

Starcar's Comment
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When we were teaming...TSB figured out that if I didn't get a shower ATLEAST every other fangs grew...shocked.png

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