What can you do as a truck driver? If you’ve been doing this for a while, you’ve probably got this figured out. But just in case you need some tips, here you go:
Learn a New Language
With all this time on your hands, you have an advantage over most people. Those who work in offices and restaurants and stores don’t have the opportunity to listen to something like a language lesson for hours. You might be surprised by how fast you pick it up. Choose a language you’ve always been curious about or have wanted to speak/understand and start learning. If you fail at it, no one will ever have to know. But if you’re great at it…have fun impressing all your friends.
Listen to a Book
Stimulate your imagination and make time fly by immersing yourself into a story. Not a fiction reader? Try searching for a how-to book and learn how to do something you’ve always wanted to do.
Explore New Music
Whether you prefer the radio or CD’s or MP3s, the world is being pumped full of new music every day. Buy a new CD at one of your stops or try downloading an album you wouldn’t normally look at. If you’re not into new stuff, your old music works just as well—as long as you make it your personal karaoke time.
Get in Touch with Friends and Family
Ever had one of those conversations with your best friend or loved one that went on for hours without feeling like it? Don’t be one of those people who regrets not having talked to their mom or dad in two years. Make someone’s day by taking the time to remember them and talk to them.
Remember you have what a lot of people wish they had more of: time. Don’t waste it!