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showerbag-onegirltruckingYou’ve been on the road all day, finally pull into a much-needed rest stop where you plan to shower and clean up before dropping off a load. But the shower is broken or looks like might actually get you dirtier.

Maintaining good hygiene on the road can be difficult. That’s why Bethany from One Girl Trucking offers a few suggestions get rid of the grime. Step one is to be prepared.

“I keep a messenger bag as my go-to shower bag loaded up with all of my essentials in my truck at all times, so that I do not have to remember to throw a bag in the truck each week I go out or repack said bag because I will always forget something.”

As you know, not all rest stops are created equal. Petro and TA Truck Stops often receive high marks for shower quality. At these stops, drivers automatically receive two free towels and a bath mat. In her article, Bethany cautions against Love’s and Pilot/Flying J stations because they have significantly fewer showers available.

What can you do when no showers are available and you’re running short of time?

Bethany recommends:

“Keep facial wipes handy along with action wipes for quick, good smelling, adult-sized body wipes. Also, the best thing about these wipes are that they will not make you smell like a baby and they are perfect for a quick shower without having to use actual water.”

Have your own suggestions? Share them with us here, we’d love to hear from you!

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trucker-scholarship Whether your little one is preparing for their first steps or walking into their first day of college, TruckerToTrucker can help prepare you financially for the next big step in their life. Money doesn’t have to be one of the challenges that prevents you from continuing your education. That’s why TruckertoTrucker.com compiled a list of trucker scholarship opportunities for no-scam, easy-access applications.

The scholarships are for truck drivers seeking to continue their education at accredited trucking schools. The program is also for relatives of people in the trucking industry. The latter is intended to recognize your value as a driver by helping those who are important to you: your family.

TruckerToTrucker explains its own challenges in distributing its trucker scholarship money:

“In 2013, TruckerToTrucker.com decided to put together a new scholarship. This trucker scholarship is specifically for those who want to become professional drivers. It’s a great way to give back to the hard working community that makes our industry possible.

We couldn’t give the money away!

After several weeks of contacting professional commercial driving schools and trucking organizations, we had maybe 3-4 applicants. In addition, we had lots of unreturned calls and emails.

We were offering a $1,000 scholarship with no obligations on the winner or school, and it was almost impossible to give the money away! That’s crazy.

We also talked with other organizations that offered trucking related scholarships, and they had the same issue. Money, free money, they’d like to give to promising individuals looking to start a new career…and nobody applied for it.

TruckerToTrucker sees the lack of applicants but recognizing the need for the scholarship. Also, their mission is to create a “single resource for legitimate scholarships.”

More than a half-dozen scholarships are detailed on the site.

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