Any seasoned Bay and Bay Transportation truck driver knows that you won’t always be able to choose the perfect truck stop on every trip. Some will have all the amenities you want, but three times the population, while others will have the bare minimum but plenty of space to stretch your legs. Here are a few quick tips on how to make your breaks really count while truck driving in Philadelphia, PA.
If you know ahead of time which route you’re going to be following, there’s no reason why you can’t take a look online at what truck stops you’ll encounter along the way. In the modern internet age, many stops have helpful information for truck drivers such as 24-hour menus and contact information listed on an easy to navigate website. If you’re really committed to having a good experience, go ahead and give each location a call to see what they offer. Some locations even provide gyms and internet access, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of what they have available. Being a truck driver always requires a degree of flexibility, but as long as the information is available, use it.
Like many aspects of professional truck driving, it’s also wise to know what you’re willing to sacrifice going in. If you know that you can’t relax in a busy, strip-mall environment, don’t be afraid to go a little ways down the road for a more rural Mom-and-Pop option. If you have a stomach of steel and don’t give a hoot what you eat, it’ll be easy to widen your options and take things as they come.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, follow your instincts. If you’re a truck driver desperate for a break, then anywhere might do. If for whatever reason a stop is giving you a sketchy feeling and you aren’t out of ‘gas’ quite yet, keep going! It might turn out to be nothing, but even when you’re tired your subconscious is often hard at work. That bad feeling might be your brain trying to avoid danger…or just a miserable night.
For more truck driving tips and information on how to apply for professional truck driver positions in the Philadelphia, PA area, contact Bay and Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026, or visit our website here for additional details.