Making long hauls across states, and across the country can be incredibly taxing on your body. We at Reliable Permit Solutions understand the toll that can take, and want to see the many hard-working truckers out there succeed. So we’ve put together this short list of tips for staying healthy on those long journeys.
One of the single most important things you can do in your day-to-day in any profession is staying well hydrated. Because you spend so much time on the road, and not in easy reach of a water fountain, we recommend keeping plenty of bottled water around so that you can hydrate as you go.
Create an Exercise Routine
You also probably won’t get much opportunity to hit the gym before or after work like most people. To compensate, take opportunities during your stops and breaks not only to stretch, but to work out a little. Simple things like a few laps around your vehicle, or some squats and lunges can make a big difference.
Get Your Much Needed Rest
It’s always tempting to push through another hour of driving, especially with the knowledge that a timely arrival could mean a bonus. But that bonus shouldn’t come at the expense of your health or safety. Know your limits, and get the sleep you need to function at your fullest.
Truck driving can be a rewarding, and adventurous career. Taking the time to keep yourself fit and healthy will make it all the more rewarding, and Reliable Permit Solutions can help! If you want to expand your horizons and take your journey to new places, we can get you started. Contact us for all your trucking permit needs today!