Truck drivers who can’t keep their cool in traffic won’t last long in the profession. It’s a must-have for every professional driver. To help you out, we compiled a list of 5 tricks for staying calm in traffic.
5 Tips for Staying Calm in Traffic
1. Listen to calming music
It may not be very wise to turn up Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All CD, when you’re bumper-to-bumper on the highway. Try to listen to some smooth jazz or country and sing along.
2. Get zen
You may be in proximity of thousands of other vehicles over the course of a day driving. You can’t control what other drivers do. Don’t let them affect you and drive as professionally as possible.
3. It’s not personal
A car that cuts you off probably doesn’t do that simply to bother you; it’s just driven by a bad driver.
4. Keep a lovely picture in the cab
Whether it’s your family, dog, or a beach, as long as it keeps you calm you should keep it in the cab of the truck.
5. Listen to a good book
A good book can take you places far away from the horrible traffic jam in which you’re stuck. Find some great title and see horrible traffic as a way to listen to another chapter.