The open road can be a lonely place. You might drive for hours without seeing or talking to another person. Some drivers can’t get enough of the solitude, while it can take a serious toll on others.
However, the road doesn’t have to be lonely place, because you have your radio in your cab. Flip it on and turn the volume up to listen and sing along to your favorite songs. It’s the perfect way to stop loneliness and homesickness in its tracks!
You need to find the right jams for your rides, but they don’t necessarily have to be classic, truckin’ country songs. Check out the modern ways to fill your cab with tons of music.
Update Your Radio
It can be quite the hassle to scan through random radio stations to finally find one that you like. Then all of the sudden it may cut to a lengthy commercial break. Also, after you’ve traveled a while it will turn to static and you will have to find a radio station you like all over again.
However, all of this issues can be avoided by subscribing to Sirius XM radio. Now this will give you access to thousands of satellite radio stations that you can listen to at any time. You can find your favorite sports talk station, country station, rap station, and more. There is literally something for everyone.
Ditch The Radio
These days you don’t even need a radio to get the best music you can get a streaming app like Pandora to instantly play the songs that you want. Plus, you can use them to create personal stations to play songs like the ones you like.
For example, if you like Toby Keith you can create a Toby Keith station and listen to music like his all day long. If you like a song you can give them a thumbs up and it will play more frequently.
If you don’t like a song, don’t worry, you don’t have to listen to it ever again. Just give it a thumbs down and it won’t come on your radio station again.
You might be one of those truckers who knows what they like and doesn’t want to hear anything else. That’s fine, all you need to do is get an iPod or MP3 player and build your own personal playlist.
Try A Podcast Or Audiobook
Podcasts are starting to really take off. They’re like radio shows with more personality and fewer commercials. Plus, you can find podcast shows about murder mysteries, sports, politics, and more! There are even trucking podcasts like Big Rig Banter, Trucker Dump, and more. Use a podcast app or iTunes to find some interesting shows.
As a driver, you probably don’t have a lot of time to read, but with an audiobook, you can have someone else do the work for you. Simply buy the book you want or use an audiobook app to stream interesting novels. Audiobooks provide hours of entertaining and educational content.
Enjoy Your Ride
You don’t have to ride in silence. Fight the solitude of the open road by literally bringing music or podcasts to your ears. There’s nothing like a favorite song or interesting story to stop loneliness and homesickness.
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