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Stay Cool on the Road With These Summer Essentials

Stay Cool on the Road With These Summer Essentials


Summer is in full swing, and for some truck drivers, this will mean many long, hot hours on the road. While there are plenty of gadgets and best practices that can help you stay cool on the job, it's important to wear the right gear as well.


Below are five summer essentials for driving a truck in hot weather.


  1. Sunscreen


You should be wearing sunscreen every day, but it's especially important during the summer because of the longer daylight hours. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that's SPF 50 or higher and that you can easily reapply every few hours.


Some brands also make shirts with UV protection in the fabric, which is also a great option.


  1. Moisture-Wicking Clothing


Whenever possible, opt for sport-style apparel that is made with breathable, moisture-wicking fabric. Pack away your heavy jeans for a few months and opt for clothing designed to keep you cool and dry. This can make a huge difference in your comfort levels this summer.


  1. Cooling Scarves


There are plenty of mess-free cooling towels and scarves that are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road. These towels can be draped around your neck to provide instant cooling relief and stored away until they're needed again.


  1. Breathable Hats


Wearing a hat is important for protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun, but the wrong hat can leave you feeling like a hot, sweaty mess in no time. Try investing in a few quality hats that are either made with breathable mesh or designed with sweat-stopping material so that you stay cool and dry in the heat.


  1. Sunglasses


Other than regular sunscreen use, wearing sunglasses is one of the most important things a trucker can do for his or her health. It's true that cheap shades from the gas station are better than nothing, but the fact is that sunglasses should be an investment for any trucker who is serious about his or her career.


Look for anti-glare lenses that block both UVA and UVB rays. It's also helpful to find sunglasses that wrap around your face or cover a significant portion of it for maximum protection.


Stay Cool With the Right Wardrobe This Summer


Long-haul trucking has plenty of benefits, but being stuck in a hot truck cabin certainly isn't one of them. Be sure to add these five summer wardrobe essentials to your gear so that you stay comfortable even as the temperatures rise.


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