Commercial Truck Drivers are essential during the Covid-19 pandemic, and staying healthy and safe is a top priority. Take a look at these safety precautions we’ve compiled to keep your chance for infection as low as possible.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Keep your nose and mouth covered with a scarf or bandana if a facemask is unavailable during pickups and drop-offs. While gloves aren’t recommended to wear all the time, it’s a good idea to put some on when pumping fuel and also when using the keypad to pay. Try to avoid paying with cash. And of course, wash your hands as often as possible.
- It’s a good idea to limit your takeout. Bring along a cooler with plenty of ice and pack your meals when you can. If that’s not feasible, try to avoid eating inside a restaurant. When stopping at a convenience store, try buying in bulk to limit the number of stops you have to make, thus limiting your contact with others.
- When you stay the night in a hotel or motel, practice good hygiene after touching anything in the room, and try not to walk around with bare feet. You might even consider bringing your own blankets, sheets, and pillowcases if you’re able.
- Use your devices to check for updated information from the CDC and WHO. Social Media sites are well known for spreading false information. And use programs like FitToPass to keep yourself in good mental and physical health on the road.
Of course, keep your distance from others, avoid social gatherings, be safe, and follow expert advice.