Stimulants: Truck drivers are to stay awake for long periods of time and must continuously be alert and perform well. Due to this, they must often depend on stimulants such as coffee, energy drinks, sugar, and more to stay awake and focused.
Thomas: “It is important for truck drivers to be careful of what they are using as stimulants. Avoid using energy drinks as they can have negative long-term health effects. When consuming high levels of sugary drinks and food, a sudden “crash” or burst of energy can occur. Coffee would be the ideal option, but keep in mind the amount of sugar and cream added and do your best to limit it; consume everything in moderation. Other ways to help conserve energy can be eating healthy snacks, meals, staying hydrated, and taking breaks when you can.”