Being a trucker means spending your life on the road. When you spend several weeks out of the year on the road, simple everyday activities like showering, using the restroom, and eating become a little more difficult. After a long day of driving, a nice hot shower might seem nice. Most truck drivers do not get the opportunity to go home and take a shower in their own bathroom. Finding a clean shower, waiting in line, and paying for a shower becomes the new norm for a trucker. Here is our complete shower guide for truck drivers
Where can truckers shower?
Showers are located at truck stops, but not all truck stops have showers. Major chains like Pilot & Flying J, Love’s Travel Stops and TravelCenters of America offer showers to truckers. Not only do they offer showering, but they are constantly upgrading their shower systems to ensure truckers have the best experience.
For independent truck stops, you never know what you are going to get. Some can be amazing and some can be a disaster.
How much do showers cost?
Showers can cost anywhere between $5-$12. According to RoadTripAmerica, most TA Travel Centers charge around $12 for their shower. Pilot and Loves typically charge $10. If you forget soap or shampoo, you can buy trial sizes for around $1.
Many truckers take advantage of the rewards programs at truck stops. Some will give you a coupon for a free shower if you spend $50 or more on gas. Also, check to see if your trucking company reimburses shower costs.
What to bring?
- A Towel.
- Most truck stops provide towels, but it’s nice to use your own towel. Plus, you will know its clean
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body wash
- Bag of toiletries
- Shower shoes
- Change of clothes
- Bag for dirty clothes
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