Relaxing Remedies for Truckers on the Job
Trucking isn’t an easy job. Sitting down constantly for long periods of time can be quite stressful on your mind and body. Though there isn’t much of a way to avoid sitting for long periods of time without prolonging your driving journey, there are things you can do while you drive to make your time more relaxing and enjoyable:
Listen to a Podcast
The great thing about podcasts is that they are unique. There is most likely a podcast on just about anything you can think of. If you’re new to podcasts or are in search of some new listens, don’t worry, we got you covered! Here are some great podcasts on trucking:
Trucking for Millenials: Truck industry insider, Aaron Dunn, brings you a great podcast that focuses on the future of the trucking industry and staying ahead of the curve as the trucking industry evolves. https://www.pdqamerica.com/trucking-for-millennials
Alice Isn’t Dead: This podcast is bound to keep your attention. The story is about a trucker who searches across the states for his long-lost wife who is thought to be dead. This mystery fiction podcast is packed with tons of adventure that will keep you guessing. http://www.nightvalepresents.com/aliceisntdead/
Trucker Dump: An all things trucking podcast with the perfect combination of humor and advice.
This podcast comes from an experienced truck driver who gives you insight on life in the industry. He talks about the best parts of the job and the worst parts of the job all in easy going, humorous manner in which most relate to. https://abouttruckdriving.com/trucker-dump/
Big Rig Banter: This trucking podcast is ran by two experienced journalists who provide you with conversations about trucking as well as exclusive interviews. https://www.alltruckjobs.com/podcast/
Ask the Trucker: Veteran truck driver of 30+ years, Allen Smith, talks all things truck driving. This is a great podcast for info on the industry from someone who knows the industry well. https://askthetrucker.com/
Get In Tune With What your Body Needs
Sitting down for a long period of time can cause stress on critical parts of your body, like your back and your legs. Here is how you can be body conscious and stretch throughout your journey.
Do a Body scan: body scanning is a technique used to bring awareness to all the different parts of your body. Doing this helps relieve aches, pain and discomfort. Here’s how you conduct a body scan:
- Start by focusing on your breathing.
- Move your focus to your body and start stretching the tired parts of your body starting from your feet.
- Slowly move up your body focusing on all of the different parts of your body you need to stretch.
- Don’t forget to breathe. Repeat.