When driving a truck, it’s important to stay calm and well rested. It’s easy to get stressed out when driving for hours. Even the best of drivers have their bad days, such as if they just couldn’t fall asleep the previous night. Here are some tips for staying calm and awake during your drive.
Open the Window or Turn On the AC
Open the window to get some fresh air and a cool breeze. If it’s hot outside, turn on the air conditioning so that it stays cool and comfortable inside. Wear light and comfortable clothing when driving.
Listen to Music
Listen to calm music on the radio. This will help you keep calm and awake. Other things you can listen to are the news and talk radio. You can even listen to podcasts or online audio books.
Drink something that will help you calm down (not alcohol, of course). Take a cold coke, iced tea or water bottle. You can also take a refreshing cup of coffee or tea. Eating fresh cold fruit or vegetables or even a cold yogurt can also be beneficial. Chewing on crunchy foods can also help you stay awake.
Drive With a Friend
Drive with a friend so that you have someone to talk to. This will help you stay awake, and not being alone with your thoughts will also help you calm down. Just make sure not to get distracted and to stay focused on the road.
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