Tips for Staying Awake on Long Car Trips

As a truck driver, you know it’s sometimes difficult to keep yourself entertained while on the road. When you’re driving for hours at a time, it’s easy to think of a million things you’d rather do. But, sleeping shouldn’t be one of them.

Check out these easy tips on how to stay awake on the road and make it through the entire trip without getting bored!

  • Move: One of the easiest ways to stay awake is to get up and move around. Don’t give your body the chance to fall asleep! Stop every few hours to keep the blood flowing.
  • Eat healthy: Have a good, well-balanced meal before you leave so that you don’t feel lethargic while driving. Then, keep snacking on healthy foods throughout the trip to keep your energy up.
  • Nap: Taking a nap before you leave allows your body to get the rest it needs to last throughout the entire trip. If you feel yourself getting tired along the way, don’t risk it. Pull over and take a cat-nap to ensure that you don’t doze off while driving.
  • Listen Loudly: Crank up the volume of your radio and listen to music or audiobooks that will maintain your interest throughout the duration of your trip.
  • Open Windows: Opening the windows will bring in fresh, cool air and keep you alert.