Thursday, 1 February 2018

How To Avoid Getting Trucking Sick

TruckLogics doesn't want you to get trucking sick

The flu is hitting truckers hard this year. Germs seem to be lurking everywhere, just waiting to infect their next unsuspecting host. To make matters worse, the germs won’t go easy on you because you’re a trucker. They will take you down like anyone else without remorse.

If you get infected then you could find yourself parked, for days. The only thing worse than being sick is being sick in your truck. You’ll find yourself lying in your cab with the flu for days, unable to deliver your load until your body regains enough strength. We don’t want this to happen to you, so check out how you can avoid getting trucking sick.

How To Avoid Getting Trucking Sick


Consider The Flu Shot

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. The flu is still running rampant around the nation. The flu season could even last until April, so it’s better to be prepared than sorry. Just know that the flu shot doesn’t totally prevent you from getting the flu, but it does greatly enhance chances to defeat it.

Clean Your Hands

It’s time to up your hand washing game this winter and disinfect all they germs they can pick up. Most flu germs are transferred by touch and there are a lot of people touch things in and around truck stops 24/7.

The person who touched the fuel pump before you could have been sick. A sick person could have touched a snack or drink and put it back before you picked it up. A stocker handling inventory or cashier handling money could have been sick, and more.

Wash your hands every chance you get and if your sink options are limited carry hand sanitizer in your rig.

Also, don’t touch your face. First of all, the hand sanitizer will burn and if you scratch your eyes or bite your nails you could be spreading germs to your face, making it easier for them to get in your system.

Up Your Nutrition Game

Your body needs vitamins and nutrients to be strong. Vitamin C plays a major role in keeping your immune system strong, so try adding a daily vitamin to your routine. You can also keep Emergen-C on hand to boost your system or eat citrus fruit.

Zinc is another good supplement to take. Plus, you can always boost your nutrition by cleaning up your diet. It’s not too late to keep your resolution to eat better on track right? Try to add as many fruits and veggies to your diet as you can.
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Be Hydrated

It’s time to set the soda aside for extra water because hydrating is a great way to fend off colds and viruses. The proper amount of h2o strengthens the immune system and flushes out toxins.

You don’t have to stick to only water, just reduce caffeinated beverages that can cause your kidneys to lose water. Juices and sports drinks are just fine for hydration, just be aware of their high sugar content.

Clean Your Rig

You will want to banish any sneaky germs that have infiltrated your rig. That means it’s time to use disinfectant wet wipes on your dashboard, steering wheel, door handles, fridge handle, and more.

Also, when was the last time you washed your bed sheets? If it’s been a while then it’s time to clean them. Who knows how many germs are camping out on your pillowcase.

Stay Healthy And Safe out There


There are about three months left in the flu season, but you can make it through. Consider getting your flu shot and up your sanitation and hydration game. Fight back against the flu before the germs take over!

Please share your trucking tips to avoid getting sick in the comment section below and visit TruckLogics for more trucking blogs.

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