Loneliness and Lorry Driving

Do you drive long distance for a living? There are lots of benefits to driving work, including the excellent salary, flexible hours and freedom. But spending several hours alone every day at work can take its toll, and drivers should be aware of loneliness and how to tackle it. Here’s how.

Share your stories. There are thousands of long distance drivers across the UK, and chances are you’ll know many of them in your workplace – Speak out about how you’re feeling and share the burden. Make sure your employer is aware if you’re feeling low.

Stay in contact when you can. Call your family and friends in your break time, and use social media to share pictures and keep in contact with everyone. Hearing a friendly voice can do the world of good!

Look after yourself. Eat well, take breaks when you need to, and make sure you look after yourself when you’re driving for long periods of time. Failure to do so can not only leave you feeling low but can be dangerous when you’re driving for a long time.

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