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January 7, 2020

A Guide for Truck Stop Showers

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Truckstop showers are very popular in the truck stop industry and used at least once by almost every truck driver. It might be frightening to go your first time when you have no idea what to expect. Hopefully, this guide can help you know what to expect and what to bring into a truck stop shower. 

What to bring to a truck stop shower

When you go to a truck stop shower you may want to have a shower caddy with you. They will usually have a complimentary bar of soap and some other soaps to use inside the shower. It is not recommended to use any soap that is inside the shower holder because sometimes other people using the showers might have put an unsanitary item inside. The following is a list of things I suggest you bring.

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Extra rags
  • Slippers
  • Hairbrush 
  • Contact Case
  • Contact Solution
  • Bathrobe
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Scrubber

What’s inside of a truck stop shower

Walking into a truck stop shower you will see two sections, one is the bathroom section and then the shower section. The bathroom section will have a sink, toilet, blow dryer, mirror, fan, stole, hooks, and even sometimes little mints for when you're done with your shower. For the most part, they are very clean and professional.

Are truck stop showers safe?

Yes! Most truckers think that a truck stop shower is going to a dirty room with a shower hooked to the wall. Kind of like locker rooms in a high school. That’s completely false. Trucker showers are actually very clean and safe. You will have a lock on the door and every time someone is done they will have a janitor clean it before the next use to make sure that it’s sanitized and ready for the next shower. When you enter the shower you will have to enter a code to get into the room. Without this code, there’s no way that anyone can get in. They also have clean towels that you will be able to use as needed. Most Truck stops showers resemble a professional hotel, and usually offer free showers if you pay more than $50 for gas. 

Can truck stop showers be used by anyone?

Truck-stop showers are made for anyone and can be used by anyone. They are mostly used by truck drivers but are open to the public. If you are on a long trip heading into a new state or are just going on a road trip and need a shower you can count on truck stop showers to be able to help you. 

Showing Respect

As stated in the previous paragraph most of the people using truck stops are truckers and they usually will be getting a shower after a long hard day on the road. Be respectful and let a truck driver use the showers before you if there is a long line. Refrain from any usage of negative feedback or words. It can get very frustrating for a truck driver to feel unappreciated and to be treated rudely. 

How much does a shower cost

Usually, truck stop showers will cost anywhere from $12 to $15 depending on the place you go to. If you are planning to gas up at the truck stop as well you can usually get a free shower if you plan on spending $50 or more on gas. 

Thank you for reading this article. If you are interested in working for a trucking company with your best interest at heart C.T.C Trucking is the place for you. We do our best to give you time with your family and happiness in your workspace. To apply for a job you can call us at (801) 461-9746 or contact us online.