Briefly: New online map shows all truck stops that have shower facilities

Smartphone showing locations of truck stops with showers
RinseKit

RinseKit, the original portable pressurized shower company, announced today the launch of an online resource that maps out shower facilities at truck stops across the United States.

This tool, derived from Allstays.com's list of U.S. truck stops and integrated with Google Maps, allows truck drivers to quickly locate shower facilities, marked by blue pins for availability and red pins for absence, directly from RinseKit's website.

RinseKit said in a statement the initiative underscores its dedication to providing practical cleaning solutions for individuals on the go, particularly for truckers who face challenges in maintaining personal hygiene due to irregular and often inadequate shower facilities at truck stops. 

"We recognize the unique challenges faced by truckers every day," said RinseKit's CEO Steven Winters. "Our goal was to create a solution that not only aids in locating hygiene facilities but also aligns with our mission to promote well-being and convenience for people on the move. This map is a testament to our commitment to innovation and support for the trucking community."

The map can be found on RinseKit's website.

TCA expands scholarship program

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) recently announced its scholarship fund application period is open, and the program has been expanded to accept applicants from full-time students attending accredited two-year programs at junior colleges. In past years, the program has only awarded four-year accredited college students.

A statement from TCA said the organization is confident the new format and expansion will open more doors for students looking to pursue a supply chain and logistics career. Scholarship monies to be awarded are for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.

For nearly 50 years, the TCA's scholarship fund has helped students with connections to the truckload industry. The fund awards up to $6,250 per year, per full-time four-year college student and then up to $2,000 per full-time two-year college student. In the 2022-2023 school year, the fund’s board of trustees awarded 48 students scholarships totaling more than $140,000 and it is projected that $159,000 will be given for the next academic year.

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Any student in good standing (minimum grade point average of 3.0) who will be attending an accredited, four-year or two-year college or university as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, and who is either the child, grandchild, or spouse of an employee or is an employee of a TCA member company or is the child, grandchild, or spouse of an independent contractor or an independent contractor affiliated with a TCA member company is encouraged to apply.

“The longevity of this program combined with the donor’s support and focus on paying forward to hundreds of participants emphasizes an additional benefit of TCA membership," said Joey Hogan, board member at Covenant Logistics and chairman of the TCA Scholarship Committee. "To the donors, we are extremely grateful and the addition of the junior colleges to the program recognizes the trades that are also vitally important to our industry.”

This program is only available for students affiliated with a TCA member company and that includes for-hire carrier members as well as associate members. 

More information and the application are located here

Please reach out to OFIC directly at [email protected] with any inquiries on the application process.

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