by Patrick Ramsay
Being a long haul truck driver presents many challenges. With hours of road ahead, and oftentimes, hundreds of miles between point A and point B, anything that brings more comfort or convenience to long hauls is important to utilize. Here are a few things we recommend.
- Podcasts: Named after the combination of the words “iPod” and “broadcast”, podcasts are digitally recorded radio or talk shows that are available online and can be downloaded on your mobile device. With hundreds of thousands of free podcasts at your fingertips, feeding your mind while you’re behind the wheel is easier and more entertaining than ever.
- Mini Fridge: Proper sustenance is of the most vital factors in having a good long haul. With a mini fridge, you can have access to fresh food right inside the cab of your truck. From ice-cold energy drinks to storing leftovers, a mini fridge will bring plenty of benefits to your long haul.
- Long Haul Trucker Seat Cushion: Anyone who has done a long haul can tell you sitting for several hours at a time can bring on incredible discomfort. This makes your choice of seat cushion incredibly important. A thick, well-designed cushion like the Long Haul Trucker Seat Cushion from Sharper Image will go a long way in making your trips easier on your body. A great seat cushion will allow you to sit for hours by virtually eliminating pressure points.
- Mobile WiFi Hotspots: Staying connected to the people who are important to you while on the road is an important part of keeping your morale up. While phone calls to loved ones are great, there’s nothing quite like talking face to face. With mobile WiFi hotspots, you can connect to the internet and use video chat, making the distance between you and your loved ones seem a bit smaller.
Long haul trucking is hard work, but with recent developments in technology, this demanding industry is becoming even more driver-friendly. What are some of your favorite long haul trucking hacks?
Author: Colbie McRae
In February of 2015, I started insureCAL Insurance Agency from scratch. Now in our 2nd year, we will have 5 licensed agents and an awesome partnership with a number of great insurance carriers. insureCAL’s main focus is the agriculture industry, it’s what all of us grew up knowing and loving.