How to Better Yourself as a Truck Driver

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Being a truck driver is no easy job, so self care is very important.

Being a truck driver can be such a rewarding experience. Not only do you get to make a great living, but you do so by seeing the country and staying out on the road. However, there’s a level of discipline that comes with trucking that you don’t see in many other professions. Taking care of yourself and improving yourself, all from the cab of your truck, isn’t always easy. Don’t worry, we at Evan Transportation have some tips on how to better yourself as a truck driver and get the most out of the profession.

Plan Your Meals

It can be easy to rely on quick, unhealthy snacks or fast food that’s conveniently located wherever you go. It’s good to try to develop some sense of a plan and routine when you’re out on the road and part of that is creating a healthy eating cycle. 

Get Some Exercise

It’s generally recommended for most adults to get at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, throughout their week in order to stay healthy. If possible, regular strength training for your major muscle groups is also wise – if you’re able to find ways to target those muscles like hitting a gym or keeping a set of kettlebells with you, you’ll be in good shape. Incorporate regular exercise into your routine.

Regulating Energy

Avoid those overly sugary, typically unhealthy drinks like extravagant coffees and energy drinks. You generally want to avoid using caffeine as a crutch. It’ll only cause you to want more and can end up being a hindrance for a truck driver.

Keep Clean

It may be difficult to keep up your personal hygiene but it’s a critical part of being a healthy, well-rounded truck driver. Stop where you can in order to shower, brush your teeth, and do anything else you can to feel nice and fresh. Taking action will go a long way in improving your mood while driving.

Have a First Aid Kit

We’ve all heard awful horror stories of people getting injured while driving. Keep a quality first aid kit complete with any bandages, rubbing alcohol, over the counter meds, a flashlight, and more in your cab. 

Sleeping Properly

The amount of sleep you need may change depending on who you ask, but most people seem to agree on eight hours is a good starting point and seven to nine hours being an ideal range. Getting too-little sleep isn’t just uncomfortable, it also creates a lot of unnecessary risk.

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