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7 Ways to Stay Entertained on the Road

How to Beat Boredom

Truck driving is a great career that comes with job stability, high income, and the opportunity to travel the country. Following your Class A CDL training, you will be more than ready to take on the open road. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get bored during those long shifts! Here are a few trucking entertainment tips for keeping yourself busy while you cross the states!

Explore Your Surroundings

One of the best parts about being a truck driver is all of the unique places you will be able to travel too. You will often find yourself in cities and towns that you have never seen before! This gives you the perfect opportunity to simply look around or check out some local scenery. Catching a sporting event or grabbing a bite to eat at a unique spot are both great options when you’re in town as well!

Getting into town may prove to be difficult with finding a place to park your truck. However, apps like Lyft and Uber have made it much easier to travel to and around. most cities. Planning your activities beforehand can also make take away some of that stress, so make sure to do your research ahead of time!!

Listen to a Podcast

As far as the world of “listenable entertainment”  the number of quality podcasts has never been higher. With tens of thousands of unique podcasts being uploaded every day, you will never run out of trucking entertainment. With the high number of podcasts being uploaded, the variety of topics to listen to is also very impressive. Find a few of your favorite and follow them weekly! Following a story is a great way to stay entertained on the road and gives you something to look forward to weekly. There are even truck driver-specific podcasts like, “The Trucking Podcast”.

Start a Collection

With all of the traveling, you are doing this is the perfect time to start a cool collection. Anything from postcards to mugs will provide you with a memento to remind you of all the places you’ve been to! It also gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs and check out the local gift shops or restaurants.

Pick up a New Hobby

 With the majority of your time being taken up by either working or sleeping, you may find learning a new hobby or skill to be very rewarding. These hobbies can range anywhere from knitting and writing to vlogging or learning how to play the ukulele! Whatever you are doing make sure you enjoy it; you’ve earned a break!

Exercise

While finding ways to exercise on your truck may be tricky, it can definitely be done. There are multiple apps and blogs completely dedicated to truck drivers’ health. Complete with beginner to advanced workout plans, so anyone willing to put in the effort can benefit! You don’t even need any equipment to get started, simply moving and bodyweight exercises are a great way to get involved in fitness!

Connect with Friends & Family

Being away from your friends and family is one of the things that can make being a truck driver difficult. Many hours are spent wondering how they are doing and wishing you could be closer to them. Modern technology has helped to combat those issues with various forms of video chat and calling available. If you are a parent, they even have small cameras that can connect live to your phone so you can always be looking over your house. The piece of mind that can give you may open up more free time since you no longer have to worry if your family safe. Something as easy as a 5-minute facetime with your friend from home is a great source of trucking entertainment!

Why You Should Become a Professional Truck Driver at GDA

  • Trucking offers freedom from the typical desk job.
  • You can see the country and travel to places you never would have
  • Drivers are more in-demand now than ever!
  • GDA has multiple financial aid programs to those who qualify
  • We help you out in your job search with our job placement services!

Now is the best time to start your training with GDA, with our fast training we can have you out on the road in no time! Click here for more information: https://gda.edu/cdl-training-programs/