Truck drivers can spend a lot of time away from the standard creature comforts the rest of us enjoy on a daily basis. While sleeper cabs have come a long way in recent years, the fact remains that it’s still a small space with basic amenities that often don’t offer much for comfort. If you’re looking to make life on the road more comfortable and enjoyable, there are a few steps you can take.
Start With Your Bed
Everyone knows that few things can beat a good night’s sleep when it comes to maintaining your physical and mental health. This isn’t always easy on the road, especially at first. There are a lot of noises, the sleeper might get too cold or too warm, and your mattress usually isn’t anything to write home about. Don’t resign yourself to a sore back and a questionable amount of restful sleep—invest in better bedding.
Some things to add to your shopping list include a mattress topper, high-quality pillows, soft and luxurious sheets, and a variety of comforters and blankets so you can stay comfortable no matter what the temperature is.
Add Personal Touches
Your truck is your home away from home, and it should feel like it. You can add personal touches that include photos, wall art or posters, and small decorative items (but maybe avoid anything fragile). Making the space yours can make it feel more homey and comfortable so that your time on the road is just a little bit more enjoyable.
Pick up a hobby that travels well. Plenty of truck drivers have small TVs and gaming consoles in their sleepers where they can unwind after a long drive and enjoy some leisure time. You can invest in a portable hotspot for reliable internet as well, instead of relying on the Wi-Fi provided at truck stops. Other hobbies can include painting and coloring, fiber arts (cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting, etc.), reading (purchase an e-reader to save space), or even content creation. There are a lot of great options for traveling hobbies that can help make life on the road more comfortable and enjoyable.
Bring a Friend
If you’re looking for companionship, there’s no reason you have to be alone on long drives. While you can certainly bring a human friend (or family member) if they’re up for the trip, it’s also possible to bring an animal companion on the road with you. This requires some forethought and setup to make sure your furry friend has everything they need to stay comfortable while you’re out on the open road, but it can provide a very enjoyable experience for any truck driver that finds life on the road a little bit too lonely.
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