A new decade is upon us as we head into the year 2020. While every year comes with new goals, dreams, and resolutions, this year feels particularly special. Even if you’re not the type of person who normally makes resolutions, you may be wondering what you can do to not only improve your life this year, but over the next decade.
For those in the trucking industry (as well as those who consider joining it in 2020), we’ve put together some great goals to keep in mind as we step into the new year.
Take Better Care of Yourself on the Road
Many modern jobs make it difficult to stay active. Whether you’re spending your time behind a steering wheel or a computer, the lack of movement and exercise really takes a toll on the body. Trucking adds an additional issue into the mix.
When you’re on the road, there aren’t always an abundance of healthy food options. Meanwhile, it’s not like you can hop into the gym before or after your driving shift. But there are still plenty of things you can do to stay in better shape as a truck driver.
- Walking around between drives
- Stretching before and after drives
- Controlling your portions
- Bringing healthy snacks on the road with you
- Drinking more water and less soda
- Exercising when you’re at home
- Getting proper amounts of rest
These are just a few things to get you going. If you want to get serious about your health on the road, you’ll need to show self-control and occasionally get creative. Accountability goes a long way as well.
Stay Better Connected with Friends and Family
Having a job that keeps you away from home for days at a time can put a strain on your relationships. If you feel like your family and/or friends are feeling distant, try to be more intentional in your interactions.
Make sure they know your schedule so you can make plans around it. Utilize your phone to stay in touch through calls, texts, video messages, social media, and more. Just make sure you aren’t using it while driving.
There are more ways than ever to stay connected with people. Here is some more advice on maintaining a healthy work/life balance as a truck driver.
Consider Getting More Endorsements
Are you looking to open up some new trucking opportunities for yourself? Consider advancing your education and earning some additional endorsements for your CDL. This will allow you to work other trucking jobs and can improve the amount of money you make as a truck driver.
Don’t ever stop learning.
Want to take other steps towards making more money as a truck driver? Make sure to read this post here.
Find a Job That Takes Better Care of You
Do you feel like your current job isn’t giving you the respect or opportunities you deserve? Maybe you just feel like you’re away from home too often. Whatever the issue is, 2020 might be the time to seek out a new job.
If you’re 23 or older, and you have a clean record with at least 2 years of driving experience, consider applying to Woodruff Enterprises.
Competitive pay, paid time off, performance incentives, no-touch freight, and quality at-home time are just a few reasons why truck drivers switch to Woodruff. At Woodruff, we consider are drivers to be part of the family.
For truck driving jobs in Springfield, Ohio and other select cities, contact Woodruff Enterprises today!