Truck Stop Shower Supplies?

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Brian 's Comment
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Noticed on my list of items to pack for training that I should bring a towel & wash cloth......just wondering if these are provided as part of the cost of the shower? Or do you need to bring a towel with you when you go into shower?

Seems strange that the list states 7-10 days of clothing, but a single towel & wash cloth

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Max E.'s Comment
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Most truck stops provide you with town wash cloth soap etc.. every TA, loves, and flying J I have been to provide them. Even a majority of your "MA and PA" truck stops have them. From my experience.

Having a town and wash cloth is good to have just in case.. but most truck stops include that with the cost of a shower.

nomad girl's Comment
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They provide towels. Just bring one for those times when you end up at a place where they don't provide one.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mike L.R.'s Comment
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While we are on the topic of showers, I was wondering, If the hot water goes out durring yiur shower do you get a refund?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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While we are on the topic of showers, I was wondering, If the hot water goes out durring yiur shower do you get a refund?

Of course. But it won't really matter because it's so easy to stockpile shower points. I mean, right now I have 3 showers at TA/Petro and 2 in Pilot/J's and I've been showering every other day. These points stack up fast.

I've never had the hot water go out during a shower though. These showers are pretty nice, they're four times better than the shower at my house.

AJ D.'s Comment
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While we are on the topic of showers, I was wondering, If the hot water goes out durring yiur shower do you get a refund?

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Of course. But it won't really matter because it's so easy to stockpile shower points. I mean, right now I have 3 showers at TA/Petro and 2 in Pilot/J's and I've been showering every other day. These points stack up fast.

I've never had the hot water go out during a shower though. These showers are pretty nice, they're four times better than the shower at my house.

This information is a relief ... I've been wondering about this aspect of the road . smile.gif

Turbo Dan's Comment
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Shower shoes,, Tounges ,,, no bare foot

ButtonUp's Comment
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Shower shoes,, Tounges ,,, no bare foot

I used to take the "extra" towel, the one that usually gets put on the floor, and I put it in the shower. Just make sure it doesn't block the drain.

Usually you'll end up using your own towel at the terminal showers, or "public" showers that are just a shower head and drain. It is handy to have a pair of flip-flops for those situations.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anchorman's Comment
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Most truck stops provide you with town wash cloth...

A "town" washcloth sounds kind of gross. You might want to start bringing your own!

Having a town and wash cloth is good to have just in case

Newbies already have a hard enough time trying not to pack to many things. Where do you fit a whole "town" in your truck?

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PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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While we are on the topic of showers, I was wondering, If the hot water goes out durring yiur shower do you get a refund?

While the showers rarely run out of hot water, if they do, just mention it to the clerk / cashier, and they will put another one on your card.

A more probable issue you will have, is the water going from whatever temp you have it set at, to scalding hot every 30-45 seconds !! These truck stops do not install back flow preventers on their faucets, and don't want to spend the extra $100+ per valve to prevent this. Sooo, every time someone flushes a toilet, you get full on hot water on your body.

Be prepared, and Beware.

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