Expert Tips to Master the Trucking Lifestyle

As we recap the first half of the season in episode 006, “Time for a Pitstop: Mid-Season Recap with Zac Elsts and Aaron Robertson,” let’s extract the most crucial advice that can accelerate your trucking career.
Expert Tips to Master the Trucking Lifestyle
Drive Season 1 Episode 6

Navigating the fast lanes of the trucking industry requires more than just steering a vehicle—it demands continuous learning and adaptation. The podcast ‘Drive‘ is your perfect co-pilot in this journey, offering deep dives into the intricacies of trucking with insights from seasoned professionals. As we recap the first half of the season in episode 006, “Time for a Pitstop: Mid-Season Recap with Zac Elsts and Aaron Robertson,” let’s extract the most crucial advice that can accelerate your trucking career.


1. Nutritional Wisdom: Eat Smart on the Road

Expert: Erica Ballard

Guidance: “We often look to medications as the solution, but the reality is food is medicine, and it can either harm you through the creation of body stress, which leads to inflammation, or it can remove it.”

2. Making Choices for a Healthier Life on the Road

Expert: Heath Melton

Decision Points: Heath stresses the importance of choosing between comfort food and snacks or a healthier lifestyle. He encourages drivers to take control and make proactive choices for their health and well-being, especially when it comes to diet and exercise.

3. Master Your Mind: Overcoming Negativity

Expert: Kevin Bailey

Approach: Being on the road can often lead to isolation and negative thinking. Learn to recognize and shift these patterns to maintain mental clarity and resilience, essential for your safety and wellbeing.

4. Building Connections Through Empathy

Expert: Jeremy Reymer

Advice: “There has been a great opportunity to be more empathetic too, because if I had never met you, if you were a driver applying, one of the first things I want to know is how are you doing? You’ve been driving this past year, how’ve you been? What’s that been like for you? And I want to know because I care and because I value what you do.”

5. Lifestyle Management: Avoid the Fast Lane to Health Issues

Expert: Argie Bellio

Insight: “When you’re in that cowboy state of always running and gunning, always pedal-to-the-metal, and there is no time to stop, it’s always, I don’t have time to piss, let alone stop and eat. Or if I’m eating, it’s always been at the wheel. It’s increased pressure. Your blood pressure is always higher. So you’re eating crap, foods that have a lot of sugar in them. Now you’re talking about diabetes, and diabetes has become a big problem with truck drivers — so everything compounds.”

These five insights are just a starting point. For an in-depth exploration of these themes and more, tune into ‘Drive‘. Whether you’re behind the wheel or planning routes from an office, this podcast has valuable lessons for everyone in the industry.

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