..


Business News

  • Written by News Company

Driving a truck for a living can be a great career if you love getting out on the open road and being in control of a seriously powerful vehicle. For many new truck drivers, however, this particular career path can take some getting used to. It does involve long-haul drives that can get tiring if you’re not prepared, and you may experience health difficulties if you don’t take good care of yourself. Use these tips to make sure you’re a happy, healthy truck driver for years to come.





Stay on top of your rest schedule.

The number one most important thing you’ll need to know to be a successful driver is that proper rest if absolutely essential. There’s no way you’ll want to be driving heavy haulage trucks for extended periods of time if you don’t have an alert mind and a body that’s had a good stretch of sleep. Your safety is crucial, and if you’re not well rested, both your personal safety and the safety of the other drivers on the road could be at risk. Make sure you pull over to rest whenever you feel tired, and organise a sleep schedule that works around your shifts.

Eat well.

Way too many people in this line of work fall into the bad habit of relying on fuel stop stations and fast food to get their nutrition while they’re on the road. It’s understandable- these foods are easy to obtain, cheap, and, let’s face it, tasty. But they won’t sustain you for long, and they’ll often end up leaving you with unhealthy excess weight and unwanted health problems further down the line. Keep yourself well by preparing proper nutritious meals ahead of time and bringing them with you on the road.

Bring entertainment.

The biggest challenge to your peace of mind while taking long road trips in your truck will be a lack of entertainment. While you may not be able to chat on the phone or scroll through social media, you can still keep your mind occupied without losing focus of the road while you drive. Download plenty of interesting podcasts on your phone, make sure you have a decent set of speakers and cables to hook your phone up, and bring along anything else that would keep your mind entertained while away from home.

Start an exercise routine.

This job involves a great deal of sitting, so if you want to keep your mood up and your body in shape throughout your career you’re going to need to make time for exercise while you’re not driving. Set up a regular routine and make a commitment to stick with it – even if you start small. Your muscles can start to get de-conditioned when you’re on regular long trips, so bring along dumbbells to give you some extra exercise on the job.

Invest in warmth.

Even on summer evenings, it can get pretty chilly when you pull over for the night. Investing in an electric blanket can be a great way to stay cosy while you sleep in your truck and can keep aches and pains at bay. If that seems a little much, just make sure you have plenty of blanket layers ready to keep you comfortable regardless of the temperature outside.

Artificial stone dust: the new asbestos

Calls for national ban on dry cutting techniques and tougher penalties amid new cases of tradies sick from toxic dustLeading plaintiff law firm Shine Lawyers is calling for a national ban on dry cutti...

Top Tips if You’re Thinking About Quitting Your Day Job and Starting a Small Business

Are you fed up with working for another person and long to be your own boss? Do you think you’d like to take over a local business that’s up for sale? Would you like to make your hobby into somethin...

What is the best structure to use when starting up a business

Coco Hou, tax specialist and accountant, has shared her advice for people who are starting up their own businesses, setting up side gigs, or moving into consultancy work. The start of the new financ...

Leading Employment Firm in WA 2018

Only a certain few start their careers as the boss. For most of us, we get employed by companies and in most cases, we never really find the need to hire employment lawyers. But if we do, hiring an ...

Hertz collaborates with UbiPark to develop simpler mobility solution

Today, smart parking solutions provider UbiPark and leading vehicle rental brand Hertz Australia have announced a strategic collaboration to develop smarter mobility solutions. The collaboration ...

Coalition Government delivers $2.25 million to Queensland Cane Growers’ Organisation

Queensland Sugarcane growers will be able to show big sugar buyers how sustainably their product was grown thanks to a cutting edge project funded by the Coalition Government.   The Sustainable Su...

Politics

Independent Parliamentary Budget Office exposes Shorten's lies

Bill Shorten's false claims about so-called insecure work lie in tatters today, following an analysis published by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).  The PBO’s independent analysis...

Union demands paint a bleak future under Shorten

It’s time for Bill Shorten to come clean and rule out extreme changes to Australia’s industrial relations laws that would wind the clock back to the strike-torn Whitlam era.   As the ACTU prepares...

Doorstop at AKD Sawmill with Trevor Ruthenberg, LNP Candidate for Longman

MR TREVOR RUTHENBERG, LNP CANDIDATE FOR LONGMAN: Well morning folks. Welcome to Caboolture, welcome to Longman. This is a fantastic day for local jobs. This is a fantastic day for our community. ...

Travel

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

TFE Hotels has opened the doors of the spectacular new Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, which offers stunning views over the Brisbane River and awe-inspiring interiors that transport guests back to t...

Winter In Rotorua: Things To Do

While many travelers consider the summer months to be the prime traveling season, there are thousands and thousands of travelers who love to take to their campervan hire australia journeys when the ...

Discover Hong Kong Your Way With Ecruising

From July – November 2018, Ecruising in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism and Royal Caribbean, including Azamara and Celebrity Cruises are offering travellers new and exclusive cruising itinerari...

You might also like