Truck Drivers Need Fluids As Much As Their Rigs Do.
Truckers work hundreds of hours and drive thousands of miles each month. Our schedules vary, sometimes driving from early morning until sunset and the next day driving all night through a storm to get the load delivered on time.
The job demands that a professional driver isn’t just awake, but alert and ready for whatever lays around the next curve.
Staying alert, hydrated and healthy all at once is a huge challenge for most of us. Truck stops offer a huge variety drinks which are usually pretty expensive and not always very healthy. A lot of trucks on the road now have refrigerators or even microwaves, allowing drivers to keep & prepare their own food and drinks.
TSG Tip: Late last year, I spoke with a driver who has a juicer in his truck. He keeps fruits & vegetables in his fridge to juice fresh each day.
Personally, I use a coffee maker in my truck most mornings, while keeping a few sodas and orange juice in the fridge. I also bring several gallons of drinking water on each trip.
What’s Your Drink of Choice?
So, this week’s question is: what do you drink while you’re on the road? Let us know by taking the poll (you can choose as many as you like from the list).
Share your thoughts, opinions & tips in the comments section below. Do you buy stuff from a truck stop or stock up before heading out on the road? Do you make your own coffee in the truck? How’s it working out for you?
Calling all coffee lovers: we also recently asked, how many cups of coffee do you average per day?
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