Staying healthy and fit as a truck driver living on the road can be a challenge. Long-distance driving is sometimes associated with unhealthy snacks, a sedentary lifestyle, and a lack of exercise. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay healthy while living on the road:
Before hitting the road, plan your meals in advance and ensure they include healthy snacks. Get a cooler or insulated lunch box to store food on long trips. Some good snack ideas are fresh fruit, nuts, protein bars, and energy drinks (avoid sugary beverages). You can just stock up on fruits and vegetables at grocery stores you encounter along the way for quick snacks that can boost your energy levels.
Although it may seem hard to exercise while constantly traveling, there are plenty of ways to get physical activity, even when you’re away from home! Look for local parks close by to go jogging or walking in. You can also do bodyweight exercises in your truck, such as push-ups, squats, and lunges. Take advantage of hotel gyms or yoga classes offered at rest stops nearby.
Driving long distances makes it easy to get distracted, so drink enough water throughout the day! Water helps keep your energy levels up during extended periods behind the wheel. Bring a reusable bottle with you for refills anytime – this will also help reduce plastic waste from single-use bottles!
Find time to relax between long drives, too – don’t forget about getting enough sleep and regular breaks during long trips! Take short walks around rest stops or find scenic locations where you can enjoy nature's beauty and enjoy the moment away from driving duties. Staying healthy while living on the road doesn't need to be complicated! With proper planning and discipline, you can lead a balanced lifestyle no matter where life takes you.
A Clean Truck is a Safe Truck
Keeping tractors, trailers, box trucks, or buses clean conveys quality and care. Regularly cleaned fleets are safer to drive, and easier to maintain.
“A clean vehicle saves 25% in maintenance and labor costs compared to a rarely washed vehicle.” *
“Workman’s Comp claims are reduced by the regular removal of dirt and oils, potential structural issues are caught early and inspection violations are reduced.” *
“Don’t forget the re-sale value. Buyers know when a truck has been well maintained and cleaned. It really shows and certain companies have a reputation for that kind of care that brings top dollar and trade in time.” *
*Source: Transport Topics
Keep Your Truck Clean
Keep your rig clean! Not just because its an investment but because it makes you look professional.
The people at Smart-Trucking.com have another good reason to keep your truck looking good, "Cleaning and polishing keeps the truck looking good. It may even help you slide through the occasional DOT inspection If you look like you’ve got a nice clean, well kept unit, they just may wave you on through."
The above infographic was provided by TheTruckersReport.com
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