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How Can Truckers Stay Alert on the Road?

As a trucker, safety is a number one priority. When it comes to accidents, you should always have trucker insurance as protection, but that’s not all that you can do to protect yourself. Here is how truckers can keep good sleeping habits on the road.

Stay on a Regular Schedule

Your body will adapt to a consistent sleep schedule. Do your best to avoid swapping night and day shifts too often. When you rotate your shifts, you are more likely to have trouble sleeping when you need to. This can make you less alert behind the wheel. It helps to wake up at the same time every morning and to try to sleep at the same time every night.

Stock up on Healthy Foods

It is easy to eat junk food when you are on the road. After all, there is an endless supply for fast food restaurants. Even truck stops have an endless supply of unhealthy options. If you want to feel better and if you want to have more energy to drive than you should choose healthier options where you can. Forego the grease and look for lean jerky, chicken breast, and vegetables.

Trucker sleep schedules are important. Without a sleep schedule, you may feel drowsy or tired behind the wheel. To avoid this, keep a routine and stock up on healthy food choices.