3 Ways for Truck Drivers to Stay Alert on the Road

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1. Drink Less Caffeine: Although it may seem counterintuitive, caffeine, when used too frequently will not only make it hard to get a good night’s rest, but it will also increase anxiety which can pull focus from the road.

2. Healthy Diet: Food is key when trying to stay alert for long periods of time, and sugar and fatty foods can cause major spikes in our energy levels. Try snacking on more fruits and vegetables when on the road.

3. Exercise: Making sure to stay physically active can decrease anxiety, give way to more productive sleep patterns and serve as a natural stimulant. Try developing a quick exercise program to execute before taking off from each stop.

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