Do Truckers Bathe

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Ryan O.'s Comment
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I was thinking about picking up the trade only issure i can think of is not being able to bathe i have to take a dial soap shower at lease every other day or i get boils would this be a problem

BK's Comment
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I was thinking about picking up the trade only issure i can think of is not being able to bathe i have to take a dial soap shower at lease every other day or i get boils would this be a problem

It depends on a lot of factors. Can you catch a shower every other day? Very doable at truck stops or company operating centers. Sponge baths can be done in the truck if you have a sleeper cab

PackRat's Comment
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I manage a shower every other Saturday whether I need it or not! It will be seldom that you cannot get through a truck stop every couple days (at most) for a shower.

With most companies after fueling at the major truck stop chains, you will get credit for a free shower as you use the rewards cards available to every driver. All you need to do is sign up for a card at these truck stops, then use it each time you fuel, get a tire changed, etc. These points that you will accumulate can be used for additional showers, food, drinks, truck gear, etc.

Jonathan T.'s Comment
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Although it may be inconvenient at times, I think every other day is definitely doable.

Pianoman's Comment
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You can usually manage to shower every one or two days if you want to without any major inconvenience. May seem like TMI but for the sake of being real I’m home weekly and usually don’t even get a shower during the week on the road. I can always stop if I really want to but because I usually deliver at least once a day (sometimes two or three times) I typically end up using most or all of my 14 and would rather get to the receiver each night and be able to start early again the next morning. Baby wipes (or any kind of wet wipes—I prefer dude wipes) work surprisingly well for keeping clean for several days and staving off BO. I’m out here to make money so I only stop during the week for a shower if it won’t slow me down or if I actually need one.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I shower every day with rare exception.

BK's Comment
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Thinking about hygiene, it’s not only about bathing. Bathing can be adequately accomplished with the aforementioned baby wipes.

The other thing is clean clothes. Carry enough clean clothes to get you by without needing to wash loads, if possible. Getting to a laundromat can be difficult because it’s hard to find one that is truck friendly. I get to a company operating center often enough to do laundry and keep an ample supply of clean clothes. If you get home every weekend, then there is no problem.

Whether it comes to bathing or laundry, remember the proverb: “Cleanliness is next to impossible “

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah man, I see a water hose somewheres out yonder, I pulls over, and grab it, take me a quickee bath right then ,,'n',, thar lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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Yeah man, I see a water hose somewheres out yonder, I pulls over, and grab it, take me a quickee bath right then ,,'n',, thar lol

Me too and I'm home daily

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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We're supposed to shower?!? Knew I was forgetting something.

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