- June 20, 2015
- Posted by: Jeff White
- Category: Articles
Truck drives spend long hours on the road. Some might spend their days delivering to places around the town, while others might be driving across the country or between countries to deliver and pick up goods. No matter the case, the drivers need to have things that will help to keep them focused and entertained while they are on the road. If they don’t, then the journey will be extraordinarily dull. Fortunately, technology has delivered a number of fantastic options.
Keep the Mind Occupied While Driving
Think about all of the different things that you can do while you are on the road to help the time pass. Naturally, the radio has always been the friend of drivers, even those who are just going down the street to pick up some milk. However, today’s satellite radio, and options such as Spotify and Pandora provide people with far more choices in what they get to hear. When you add in podcasts, which are easily downloaded to the phone, which you can use to play through the truck’s speakers via Bluetooth or cables, you have a world of choices of what you can hear.
When You Are Off the Road
When you are off the road and sleeping in the cab or in a motel, you can find plenty of other things to help you keep busy. Laptops, tablets, and more can connect you to Netflix, Hulu, and a variety of other services so you can keep up with movies and television shows. They can also go “old school” and write, draw, or bring along an acoustic guitar or ukulele to help pass the downtime.
With all of the great technological gadgets and doodads that are out there and available, it means that more truckers will have access to these devices, which can prove distracting. Listening to radio shows, podcasts, and audio books is fine. However, talking on the phone, texting, and doing anything that takes their eyes off of the road is not. They have plenty of downtime to use those other gadgets. When you are behind the wheel of a heavy truck, you need to make sure you focus on the road and being a safe driver for your sake and the sake of the other people out there.