There’s No Squatting in Trucking!

How many times does a lady trucker need to stop on a trip, anyway? Kind of a funny question I know, but a realistic one when you haul sand for the oil field and work with mostly men. Yes, women do need to stop several times during a haul in order to use the restroom. I don’t mind saying that it didn’t bother me a bit to stop when I wanted to, even when I was rolling with a bunch of guys.

When a man needs to use the restroom he can just pull over and go. Most guys don’t mind using thescreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-9-52-33-pm bushes but not me. I hated “using the bush” so even if it was 100 degrees or 10 below zero, I found a restroom or port-a-pot. I’m not ashamed to say that I stop a lot when I’m traveling and driving a truck, but some men just don’t get it.

I’ve been left behind by several rolling buddies because I wanted to stop and use the “little girl’s room.” I can say that over the years I had to learn to time things better so I didn’t upset my male co-workers. But when a girl needs to go, she needs to go, and I was unwilling to bare my butt to the world just to save a few minutes unless there just wasn’t anywhere else to stop.

My advice to the men out there rolling with us—be patient whenever nature calls us to the porcelain throne. We’ll try to be quick! 

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