Personal Hygiene

Topic 2766 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Chris B.'s Comment
member avatar

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
member avatar

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
member avatar

Truckers really take showers? ROFL!

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

Larry E.'s Comment
member avatar

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.

Consignee:

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.

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.

Starcar's Comment
member avatar

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

Page 1 of 1

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

This topic has the following tags:

On The Road In Training
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

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