If you’ve done a lot of long-haul driving, you know what it’s like to want to make your destination in good time. It becomes the focus of your entire trip. Traffic and delays become the enemy. You need to be beating the GPS estimated arrival time to be making adequate progress, and any stop you have to make is going to take time away from your progress, or worse, is going to risk getting you stuck in traffic at the next high-density through-way. Of course, the one thing that can disrupt this entire mission is your bladder. But what if there was a way you could satisfy your bladder without having to stop driving? Let’s take a look at how the truckers’ urinal solution may be the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Why holding it in is never the answer
You need a truckers’ urinal solution. More than being distracting and extremely uncomfortable, you can run into a number of health issues if you don’t relieve your bladder regularly. Consistently holding your urine for long periods of time can leave you with a urinary tract infection. Why? Because when we pee, our body relieves itself of bacteria as well as urine. Not peeing can mean that bacteria is building up, leaving you at risk of infection. More serious than that, you can risk kidney disease if too much bacteria continues to build up. Even more serious, your bladder can actually burst from holding too much urine for too long—and that can be deadly, on top of being extremely painful.
Of course, those extreme worst-case scenarios aren’t the only risk to your health that can arise from holding it. In your attempt to pee less frequently, your instinct will be to drink less fluids, and that can put you at risk for dehydration. Dehydration can be severe enough on its own, but in combination with the long drive and potential for road fatigue, you need to stay hydrated—and sometimes caffeinated—on your drive to stay alert. Drinking less to avoid frequent pitstops means you might be putting yourself at risk of dosing off at the wheel. A truckers’ urinal solution can be the end of this problem—and this ongoing travel dilemma.
What is a truckers’ urinal solution?
You don’t have to be a trucker—or a frequenter of the urinal style of toilet—to benefit from a truckers’ urinal solution. In the simplest of terms, it’s an external catheter, and it comes in a male and female version to suit different biological necessities. They are designed to help truckers optimize their road hours so they can get the most transportation distance out of their allotted driving times, but they can be used by anyone who wants to make fewer roadside rest-stops and put more miles behind them. The male style features a condom-style external catheter, and the female style features a leak-proof collection pouch that fits tight to the body. Both are designed to remain hygienic and avoid embarrassing leaks—and both provide an excellent alternative to those otherwise time-consuming and unavoidable rest stops.