The New Year is just around the corner and it is time to consider what your New Year’s resolutions are going to be! New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be huge life changes, it is often better to start by making small changes. Here are some New Year’s resolutions for you to consider this year!
Enjoy Your Time on the Road
It can be exhausting to constantly be on the road. However, it also means you are able to see a lot. This year start taking a look around you and making the most of your time on the road. When you are off duty check out some local attractions and restaurants. You might find one of your favorite places to visit or somewhere you would like to come back and visit.
There are many resources to help you find things to do around you. RoadTrippers is a website that will allow you to type in your route and see what there is to do or see along the way!
Improve Your Physical Activity
It is no secret that as a truck driver you are sitting for long hours throughout the day. This can be hard on your body. It is important to get a little extra exercise or physical activity to help make up for your long hours sitting behind the wheel. Try walking a few laps around a truck stop whenever you stop. Take time to stretch whenever you can as well!
It is easy to choose a sugary or caffeine-filled drink when you are picking something to drink at the truck stop. However, these drinks will eventually begin to take a toll on your body. Water is much better as it will help you stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up naturally.
Keep Your Truck Clean
Both the inside and outside of your truck are important to take care of. It is important to work on keeping your truck clean and organized especially since you are spending a large amount of time in it. Living in a clean environment will help with your motivation and will also make your space feel larger.
A messy truck can also be a red flag to DOT inspectors! Keep your truck clean and stay away from those fines in the new year.
Safety is always important but consider taking some time this New Year to look over all of your safety procedures. Are they as thorough as possible? Are you sure that your truck is as safe as it can be? And if you aren’t already in the habit of doing safety inspections before each trip, now is a good time to get into one!
The New Year is close, and it is time to consider what resolutions you want to bring into the New Year with you.
Here at FCC, we work hard to prioritize our drivers and their families. Consider driving for FCC today!