Summer is in full swing and so is the temperature. These months are often unbearable for truck drivers who spend most of the time on the road.
Unfortunately, truckers do not have the luxury of central air or hanging by the beach all day. The long hauls are met with time constraints and extreme weather conditions. As the temperatures soar, so does the frustration of many drivers who spend their days inside of a truck.
So, we’ve put together an eco-friendly trick that will help keep you cool and won’t waste your gas during the hottest time of the year.
Despite what you may think, there is a better alternative to turning on the air conditioner. AC can wear out your battery and not to mention, cause damage to the environment. If you must crank the AC, then use it only when needed.
But there’s another way to cool down that doesn’t require AC. In order to beat the heat, the idea is to keep cool air in and hot air out. If you need to take a nap, block out as much sunlight as you can. Use sun visors. Try to stay away from blankets as they absorb heat.
Next, cool down your truck with fresh cold air. Here is where you can turn on the AC if you’re short on time. However, the old ice and fan method will work too. Just sit a small battery-operated fan behind an ice pack and cool air will circulate. Keep a cooler of ice packs and frozen water bottles!
Take breaks. But most importantly, water, water, water! We cannot stress this enough. Stay hydrated. Your body will thank you immediately.
What are some of your driver tips and tricks that help maintain your cool during the hot summer months? Comment below.