When you’re just starting out at a new job, it can be difficult to find your groove, but tips and tricks from those experienced in your field can help. If you’re a trucker just beginning your career, use these helpful tips.
It’s important to take pride in your truck by keeping it clean inside and out. Be sure to add some cleaning time into your weekly or monthly schedule, especially for the interior. Your cab serves as a home and office, and a clean space can help you focus better on your job.
It can be tempting to eat at fast food or pick up random snacks at rest stops, but it’s important to have a balanced diet. There are many healthier snacks you can have on hand, like trail mix and fruit.
Find A Hobby
During your route, you may have some downtime or moments when you can take a break. Instead of playing on your phone, find a hobby that energizes your brain like reading, photography, writing or running. Having these other activities to turn to will prevent you from burning out.
Don’t Drive Fast
It can be tempting to speed when you’re driving, but you will actually make better time by staying at on a consistent speed. By driving the speed limit or even a little below, you can also be more prepared for inclement weather conditions or other road hazards.
Take Safety Seriously
Your safety is important and there are many ways to stay prepared. Learn how to drive in a variety of conditions like snow, fog and heavy rain. You should also keep an emergency kit in your cab.
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