Keeping safety on the road is the responsibility of each driver It is especially important for truck drivers who are making long drives regularly. It goes without saying you must be focused to drive for a long time safely. Yet, sometimes it can be a difficult task. We have collected several tips on how to stay focused throughout the long drive.
Make regular sleep a good habit. Even if you think you can drive all night, it’s a bad idea as concentration can be lost suddenly and you can miss the moment when you are already fatigued. Just think in advance where you can stay for rest and mark these truck stops of drive-ins on your road map.
Even if you drive in the daytime, do not make long-distance drives without stops. It is better to stop for a few minutes at least once an hour to do some exercises or drink a cup of coffee to feel energized.
Healthy food is a guarantee of your whole well-being. Do not overuse fastfood and try to choose meals with low carbs and high protein levels. Eat veggies and meats to feel energized. Remember that heavy meals can lead to drowsiness and loss of concentration.
Health support is a must as a truck driver is a profession with high risk of poor health. Use vitamins and food supplements that increase stamina.
Support yourself by listening to music. Choose a playlist you love including some dynamic and energizing songs. Yet do not forget music can draw you away from road tracking so try to listen to it from time to time, not in a non-stop mode.
Be aware that your speed is a key factor for road safety and fast driving on long distances.