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Being a truck driver is a great career! But, with the great pay, benefits, and job security come with its own set of challenges. Depending on your personality you may find that driving all day long can bring some added stress and loneliness into your life. If so, we want to make sure that you are taking care of yourself. 

How to be a happy truck driver:

  1. Focus on your stress levels, diet, and sleep schedule
  2. Don’t isolate yourself
  3. Ask for help

Focus on your stress levels, diet, and sleep schedule

It is important to keep up with your doctor visits while you are on the road. Your doctor will provide some helpful tips when it comes to managing your stress levels, diet, and sleep schedule. Finding ways to unwind when you aren’t driving like taking walks or working out are great ways to relax and reduce stress. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor about any issues you are having so that nothing goes undetected. 

Don’t isolate yourself 

Like we said, driving can be lonely. If isolating yourself from others is something that triggers you it is important to recognize those issues early on. Talking to your doctor about taking on a new job may be the best way to keep yourself out of trouble. Doctors may prescribe medications or other tools to help you from digging yourself into a whole. Surround yourself with people who care about you when you are home to help balance yourself out. 

Ask for help 

If you are struggling with mental health issues while you are on the road or at home we want you to ask for help. 

Please reach out to:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800.273.8255).

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline (877.726.4727).

Emergency Medical Services (911).

Your primary care physician.

A trusted person.

Someone is always here to help and to talk with you. Please reach out. 

As always, there are endless possibilities for growth when choosing to be a truck driver, and when considering a job as a truck driver, we urge you to consider Roeder Cartage Co. Inc. We offer great pay, fantastic training opportunities, and a family atmosphere. Need more reasons to consider joining our team? Check out our jobs page today and get started with an excellent career.