We understand that our drivers are not only crucial to our success, but they’re also family! And just like any other family member, we’re invested in keeping our drivers happy and healthy. Driving a truck can include several hours on the road, so we put together some suggestions about how our drivers can stay healthy on the road.
Truck drivers can experience health problems
Because truck driving can be somewhat sedentary if left unchecked, they can experience health problems. As a matter of fact, truck drivers, on average due to their lifestyle, statistically have more health problems and shorter life spans than people in other careers. Contributing factors include lack of exercise, lack of access to nutritional foods, and off-balanced sleep routines. Truck drivers aren’t alone in these challenges; those who work the night shift or travel excessively face similar challenges.
Tips to avoid the path to poor health
The good news is that with a little planning and prioritization, truck driving can be a safe and healthy career. Here are a few tips that Coldliner Express wants to share with our drivers to stay healthy:
- Eat breakfast regularly
- Drink plenty of water
- Pack healthy snacks
- Get some form of exercise in every day
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Avoid excessive junk food
- Try to keep a regular sleep schedule
- Avoid eating large meals in one sitting
- Avoid overdoing it on coffee or other caffeine sources
These tips are actually good for everyone, but especially important for truck drivers because of the type of job they have. Even making small lifestyle changes can result in a happier and healthier lifestyle.
At Coldliner Express, we’re committed to our truck driving team. We hope that providing these helpful hints for small but doable lifestyle changes will result in healthier truck drivers!