There’s no such thing as infallible reflexes whether you’re a professional juggler or a professional truck driver. A wild animal darting out suddenly can equally distract both parties and can lead to disaster in seconds. But for professional truck drivers, the disaster that looms is much, much worse than a few dropped juggling pins. For the professional San Antonio, TX, area truck drivers with Bay and Bay Transportation, conquering distracted driving is one of the most important skills that any aspiring truck driver can master.
Preventing distractions as a truck driver can be especially difficult thanks to a limited and sometimes cramped environment with long hours. You can’t predict everything on the open road while truck driving but you can always take the appropriate steps to keep yourself focused and your reflexes as sharp as possible. This doesn’t mean you should be practicing your hand-eye coordination while driving, but taking a few physical precautions can keep you alert and prepared for anything that may swerve your way.
To stave off internal distractions while truck driving, always start with maintaining your physical health in the most basic ways. Staying hydrated, avoiding excessive caffeine, and getting enough sleep will cut down unexpected distractions consistently and with little effort. Water and sleep will keep you alert and focused far more than any clever concentration techniques ever will. Once you feel comfortable with your baseline level of attention you can turn your attention to more acute focusing techniques.
Keeping your body limber can be difficult over long distances while truck driving, but keeping your mind limber doesn’t have to be as complex. Sometimes all it takes is occupying your mind just enough to prevent wandering attention. For instance, listening to music or the radio on a low hum can direct your thoughts without overtaking your attention. Keeping your cabin a few degrees cooler than comfortable can also provoke natural alertness.
For novice truck drivers interested in pursuing a long-term career in truck driving, learning to focus is the first step towards a long and rewarding career. Potential drivers in the San Antonio, TX, area can contact Bay and Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026 or visit our website here for more information on available opportunities in the professional truck driving industry.