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NEW YEAR FOR TRUCKERS

Each year, people all over the world decide which New Year’s Resolution they want to commit to for the following year. Exercising more, learning a new hobby, and eating better are all common resolutions people try to stick to. Truck Drivers are no different, but their lifestyle of being on the road makes finding resolutions harder, let alone sticking to them.

1. Eat Better on the Road
This is a very common New Year’s resolution, but it’s also the one that most people fail! The lesson here is that you don’t need to do it cold turkey. Instead of cutting out all energy drinks, start drinking them 3 times a week instead of every day. This is a much easier resolution to stick to that can lead to you eventually cutting them out entirely if that’s what you want.

2. Find a new podcast
Finding good podcasts is a great New Year’s resolution for drivers. Spending hours and hours behind the wheel can get a little dull, so finding interesting podcasts is a great way to keep yourself engaged while on the road.

3. Take care of your eyes
Driving for extended periods can put a strain on your eyes. That’s why taking care of them makes a great new year’s resolution for truck drivers. You can start by making sure to wear sunglasses during the summer or whenever the sun’s out. Schedule a yearly visit with an optometrist to get ahead of eye problems as they occur.

4. Get some exercise in
Whenever possible, get some light exercises in while on the road. There are also some lightweight equipment options like resistance bands and grip trainers that are easy to use as well.

5. Sleep Better
sleeping tips getting a good night’s sleep is vital to being a great trucker. Unfortunately, not sleeping well is a problem many drivers face.

6. Keep a Clean Cab
The benefits of keeping your cab clean are the same as keeping a clean room or house. The act of cleaning and having a tidy, neat space is shown to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

As for the outside of your truck, keeping that clean is extremely important too, especially if you’re an Owner Operator. Make it part of your new year’s resolution to wash it frequently, as dirt, mud, and road salt can add premature wear to different parts of your truck. If a truck’s dirty enough, structural problems that you’d be able to see on a clean rig can be hidden.

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