Driver in cabin of big modern truck

A career in trucking can be rewarding and profitable, but just like any other career drivers often can experience burnout. Trucking can be fast-paced, stressful, and demanding and you can notice this job is taking a toll on your physical and mental health. This is called burnout. In this blog, we are going to go over ways to help you avoid burnout while working in the trucking industry.


Take Vacation Time

As a truck driver, you are often on the road and away from your family. It is important to take advantage of whatever vacation time you have to get some downtime and spend quality time with your family. It is important to maintain a balance between your personal and professional life. 


Take Breaks

While you are on the road it is important to take breaks. Don’t work yourself to the point of exhaustion. Take a break to stretch, go for a walk, or eat. Just because you feel the pressure to deliver your load at a certain time does not mean that it is wise for you to ignore your health and not take breaks. 


Maintain a Schedule

Driving a long haul route can leave you feeling drained and tired. It is important to keep a regular schedule while you are on the road to help you avoid these feelings. A regular schedule will help you perform tasks on time without having to compromise your health, comfort, or safety. 



Burnout is a real thing that many truck drivers suffer through. Try and follow these tips to help you avoid burnout in your trucking career and enjoy your job. 

Here at FCC, we put our drivers first to help them avoid burnout. Consider driving for FCC today.