Trucking 411—Stay Cool While Driving a Truck

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, July 29, 2019

Driving a truck can be a rewarding, fulfilling career, but sometimes driving in summer can feel like standing seven inches from the midday sun. Here are some quick tips on how to stay cool (and keep your cool) during those hot summer months. 

Drive at Night Less traffic, easier scheduling, and less sun makes driving at night the ideal way to beat the heat. 

Stay Hydrated Ice cold water makes your whole body feel better, especially when your core temperature starts to rise. A frozen water bottle can become a frosty beverage as it melts across the miles. 

Use Sunscreen What feels worse than the hot summer sun? The hot summer sun shining down on a sunburn. Protect your skin and yourself by applying (and re-applying!) sunscreen during the summer. 

Wear a Hat Not just a fashion accessory, a good hat can keep the sun out of your eyes and the hot, harmful rays off of your face. 

Park in the Shade When you are finding a good spot to sleep or pull over for an extended period, keep in mind the path of the sun. Even if it’s dark or shady now, as the sun moves from the sky you’ll want to still be in a spot that is shaded and cool. 

If you want to drive for a company who cares about your health and happiness, apply to drive for NTB Trucking today.