Truck Stop #3

Fail is all I can say…. I have never been a fan of Pilots or Loves for the fact that to me, they are nothing but a gas station with a few amenities and a small parking area for truckers.

But out of necessity or maybe it was desperation I stopped last week at a Love’s in Edna Texas. I was heading to the Valley to load produce, and as usual you never know how long your going to be stuck there.

I’m pretty sure the humidity in Texas was close to 100% and I wanted a shower. Bad thing is, there isn’t much on the way down and I thought since there were no trucks in the parking lot I’d slip into the Love’s and grab a quick shower without having to wait.

Sadly, it was a waste of time and I ended up headed to the Flying J in Edenberg.

When I walked into the Love’s there were no showers clean. The gal told me she would clean a shower for me so I waited. It took her all of 5 minutes to clean the shower, which I figured was not a good deal, but I wanted a shower so I headed back. The first thing I noticed was that the water faucet had not been cleaned in months…

And somebody’s hair was EVERYWHERE…

Like I’ve said before, hair really grosses me out! I mean was she blind? I walked back out and asked for my money back and thanked her for her time… She asked what the problem was, and I nicely asked her if she would shower in those rooms… And she couldn’t or wouldn’t answer my question…

I won’t be back and I hope you drivers ask for better service. A $10.00 shower should be clean!

Bethany About Bethany

I am a prisoner of the highway, farmer and lover of Mother Nature, the moon and stars, my long and low, flat-top Peterbilt, chickens, cats, dogs, horses, cooking, photography, tattoos, tea pots and vintage barnifacts…among other things. I’m also a very, happily married, third-generation truck driver. My career choice is both demanding and rewarding, just like most things in life that are truly good.


  1. just another driver says:

    Hell, I've seen much worse than that. Sheez, get over it! Most drivers (like myself) wear flip-flops in those situations for that exact reason. Besides, that's life on the road, you know.

    And $10.00 for a shower? I take it you didn't have any "shower points" left on your Love's Rewards card, whatever…

    – just another driver

    • Well "Just another Driver" first off I'm an Owner Op, meaning I fuel where I like and where it's beneficial to me. As I said I don't normally "do" Loves or Pilot because I think they are shit. I usually stick to mom and pop truck stops where a truck driver is still high on their list, or Flying J's. If you haven't been out here very long, or your company makes you fuel at certain stops you may not know the difference…

      I too wear flip flops and while I agree that's life on the road, I do not think any of us have to deal with filth… I've been in many, many shitty showers over the years. When there are no other options some days you have to take what you can get, but normally for health's sake I look for better. The point of the post was the gal didn't clean the room, with all the hair all over she didn't do shit.

  2. just another driver says:

    That’s hilarious, ’cause I’m an O/O (not leased, but running on own authority) and believe me, I know the difference, and avoid ’em like the plague… last time I stopped at a “mom & pop” the urine stench in the restroom/shower area was so bad it could’ve knocked me down. Sorry to stereotype all m & p’s, ’cause I know there ARE some really good ones out there, but they’re few and far between, so I tend to stick with the majors (Petro, Pilot, T/A, Flyin’ hook, Loves, etc…) unless I’m stuck out in the middle of nowhere and am dead tired and desperate for a place to park (hahaha).

    Anyway, sorry for ruffling your feathers, earlier… ’cause as a fellow trucker, I see your point for being disgusted with the filth, but sometimes, ya just gotta suck it up and carry on… I suppose just another instance that demonstrates why this life on the road (which I love!) isn’t meant for everyone.

    Take care, OGT… maybe I’ll catch ya on the flip out there some day and we’ll have a chance to “shoot the shit” for a while… talk Petes and tell truckin’ stories.

    – just another driver

    • Bethany says:

      Just another driver…. We have our own authority too, not that that makes one bit of difference. And you didn't get my feathers ruffled. Your entitled to your opinion, but honestly you came off like most of the new drivers out here who think shitty companies are the norm right along with shitty truck-stops and shitty gutless trucks.

  3. Remember cleanin' motel rooms….I think that is when my problem with "hair" began! Ahhhh. good times! 😉

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