How Truck Drivers Stay Entertained on The Road
For a truck driver, focus on the road is essential. However, it is also important to find little ways to stay entertained safely while you drive. Being on the road, for hours at a time, can cause boredom, drowsiness, and other issues which could impact driving skills. Having something to keep you alert helps you be a better driver and enjoy your job.
At 123Loadboard, we understand the transportation industry better than most. We design apps and tools to help transport managers and truck drivers maintain schedules and get paid quickly. By helping you, we know we are also helping the millions of people and businesses you support around the globe.
Love your job, but sick of the radio? We’ve compiled a list of entertaining ideas to try on the road.
Make Your Next Truck Load Into A Social Media Sensation
Depending on the privacy guidelines of your contract, you may be able to blow off steam and have a bit of fun by turning your next truck load into a social media sensation. Videos are huge in social media, and it’s a quick, and interactive way to share your journey with friends, family, and people around the globe.
Some of the most popular video-sharing social media sites include:
Create a virtual travel diary, share the beautiful scenes you get to take in, and leave messages for those interested in your truck driver life on the road.
This is something to take on during stops, or when it is safe to film, of course. But it can be a neat little project to think about and edit in your downtime.
Listen to Some Literature
eBooks were a revelation to the reading community, making hundreds of thousands of titles accessible from anywhere you go. As a truck driver, however, reading isn’t really an option as your eyes need to remain on the road. Fortunately, there is an audio alternative. Audiobooks come in many formats, including compact discs, MP3s and streaming sites. You may also try an audiobook service, such as:
- Google Books
Audiobooks keep you alert and put you in the action without ever leaving your seat or taking your eyes off the horizon.
Take a Class Online
Believe it or not, the educational world has expanded so much that you can take asynchronous classes from anywhere in the world, whenever you have the time to do so. Learn a new skill like cooking, guitar, or chess from an expert, or further your traditional education with college courses from some of the top universities.
As a truck driver, you may not be able to sit in on a class at the local University in town, but that doesn’t stop you from taking multiple classes, and even finishing a degree from the road. Some of the online schooling options you can choose from include:
- University of the People
- University of Florida (online)
- University of Illinois – Chicago (online)
- Ohio State University – Columbus (online)
There’s nothing stopping you from reaching your full potential, even behind the wheel. Take classes during rest times and listen to your course readings as audiobooks to stay on track.
Learn More About 123Loadboard
Are you a truck driver, looking for ways to stay entertained, but still meet deadlines, find the best loads, and get paid quickly and conveniently? 123Loadboard can help. Take our 10-day trial today and learn how.