TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
TRUTHS & TIPS FOR NEW DRIVERS (2/4)
Sleep as much as you can before you hit the road!
One of the worst feelings is hitting the road with hundreds of miles ahead of you and feeling like crap because you had a bad night of sleep prior. Getting rest is one of the best preps to help you with safe driving.
If you do get unbearably tired while driving, pull the truck over in a safe place and get a few minutes in. Get up, take a walk around the rig, check your tires or lights, do a few push-ups or jumping jacks. Do whatever it takes to get the blood flowing!
Whatever you do, please don't drive if you're too tired.
Also, do not abuse coffee or energy drinks. They will slowly lose the effect they have on you, and you will start feeling the crash. It may keep you awake, but you're alertness can suffer.