corsia logo

Ten small actions with big impact …

Ten small actions with big impact …

Driving can be tiresome and stressful sometimes, especially if you are a truck driver and have to spend many hours on the road. We’ve already talked about how important naps can be for truckers and drivers in general but are there any other small actions that can improve your driving experience overall? I decided that there are a few small things with big impact and I will share them here. Often it is important to:

  1. Shed a few pounds off

It is common for drivers to gain a few pounds overtime. That’s because being on the road most of the time doesn’t allow much room, and time, for exercising. But that doesn’t mean you cannot make a few changes to improve your lifestyle and lose a few pounds. Whether you lose five or ten pounds it can make a huge, I repeat, a huge difference. You will soon notice how your body will respond to a healthier diet. You will feel more energetic and capable as a driver, more powerful and more concentrated as well.

  1. Make healthier choices

Pick your truck stops wisely. There are plenty of truck stops all over the US that can provide you with everything you’ll need to make those small changes possible. Choose truck stops that offer you a good place to relax, a gym, and most importantly, a truck stop that offers healthy food. I know how hard it can be sometimes to stay away from fast food. I am not a big fan of fast food, but whenever I have to travel,(and I travel a lot) I often notice how I ditch my healthy meals for a fast food alternative. Every time, all the time! But I soon got used to being on the road and not having my own kitchen following me wherever I go. It can be a real struggle in the beginning, but with a little effort you can easily get in to the habit of picking healthier food and change your diet. One easy step is to start packing your meals and daily snacks. Whenever you get tempted by fast food logos grab your snack and start munching.

  1. Relax more and try to stay away from stress

As you know, stress can be harmful to your health and can cause various diseases that can put you life at risk. So you better stay away from stress for your own good. If you happen to be on the road for long hours with no companion, it is very likely that you will get lost into the world of your own thoughts. Sometimes thinking too much or replaying any ugly episodes from your past can not only be very stressful, but can make you lose concentration and distract you from the road, which may cause and accident. Try to think about happy times instead and play some of your favorite songs or find a great radio station to listen to if you don’t want to think at all. Listen and sing along! This way you will feel better, more concentrated and stay far away from stress and stress contributing thoughts.

  1. Exercise

Exercising is essential. We all know that. The saying nowadays goes that sitting is the new smoking that is killing us. Any kind of exercise will help. Stretching out, running and walking can help you lose weight and get in shape and feel better overall. But most importantly, exercising will make you feel better about yourself and about your life in general. Many studies have shown that people who exercise on a regular basis are happier and their chances of getting depression or feeling anxious are way lower compared to people who don’t pay much attention to exercising. Whenever you exercise, (it doesn’t matter what type of exercise as long as your body is moving and your muscles are working,) your body releases endorphin chemicals which are connected to your brain receptors and help improve your mood and increase your self esteem. Try to exercise before driving and if you didn’t know already, you can use your truck to exercise. Experts also say that by exercising regularly you can improve your sleep which further improves your health and concentration.

  1. Learn how to reduce neck pain

Don’t you hate it when your neck muscles get stiff and hurt so much you feel like robot? It does happen to all of us! If you drive for long hours every day, you have to get used to that kind of stiffness people say, it is a consequence that comes with the profession. Sometime neck pains come with headaches and migraines so you have to learn a few tips how to reduce neck pain and stretch your muscles everyday in order to have a pleasant trip.

Learn how to stretch your neck!


  1. Stop smoking

Now, I know this one can be a very difficult task, but if you succeed on this one you will improve your lifestyle in every aspect. Smoking is very popular among drivers and truckers all over the world. Some start smoking because they want to have something to do while on the road. Some already used to smoke before becoming truck drivers. Whatever the case might be, by quitting smoking drivers can become healthier, more concentrated and increase their safety.

  1. Socialize

Loneliness can become your greatest enemy on the road. That is why it is important to socialize here and there whenever you get a chance. Be more open to new opportunities and creating new friendships. You never know where life will take you, so any connection and any new friendship can help you more than you think when you least expect it.

  1. Organize your sleep routine

Sleeping for truckers is as important as eating healthy and exercising. That is why you have to have a sleeping plan. Yes! You need to plan and organize your sleep as well. Look up for the best places to sleep before you even start your journey. By being prepared and already having a plan and maybe a few back-up plans, you will save a lot of time. And the more time you save, the more you can sleep. If you have a sleeper, then this is great and easy, but make sure you have a comfortable mattress and pillow.

  1. Keep your friends and family close

Truckers are often required to create a home away from home because they are faced with a job that demands them to spend long hours away from their friends and family. Seize any opportunity to call, Skype or text your loved ones (of course this should not interfere with your driving) and let them know you are thinking about them. You will feel closer to home and by keeping your relationships going will make you feel better and help you reduce stress and that uncomfortable feeling of separation too.

  1. Stick to your new healthy lifestyle

It is not a big surprise to see drivers get back to their old habits and unhealthy lifestyle once they leave their truck and go back home after a long break for example. That is why maintaining your new healthy habits is important. Overtime they will become your routine and choosing healthy food or exercising regularly will no longer be your ‘new lifestyle’. It will become your normality and a part of your daily life. So, write things down, record memos and place sticky notes everywhere if you have to, but make it stick!

Hope you found these 10 tips helpful. I guarantee that any of them can impact and make a huge difference in your everyday life no matter if they seem small and unimportant actions at first. With time you will learn to infuse them into your routine and by doing so you will eventually live a better and healthier life. Now, tell us, do you have any tips that we haven’t mentioned? Please let us know in the comments below. Thank you!


Share our experience:
Are you ready to ship a car?
Recent posts
car shipping quote

Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

If You See Something, Say Something! This is the slogan of the nonprofit group Truckers Against Trafficking, the organization’s main goal is to have more

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping an electric vehicle like Rivian requires several considerations. Here we will share some key aspects to keep in mind when you need to ship

Read more

Corsia Logistics team works hard every day to ensure reliable expedited car shipping service. Our customer reviews prove that.

5-Star Rated Car Shipping Company


they trusted us

and here's what they say

Simon Moore
Great company
Read More
Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
High five's all around!
Read More
Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
Read More
Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
Read More
I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
Top notch
Read More
Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
Read More
Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
Read More
Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
Read More
Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
Read More
Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
Read More
Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.