Keep Fit with 15 Minute Exercises Perfect for Off Load Downtime

October 9, 2014

On The Road Exercise

You've reached your destination, and it's possible that it's been hours since you took a break and stretched your muscles. It's also possible that you're not getting nearly as much exercise as you'd like to get because of all the hours you spend on the road. Why not take advantage of the time you have while your rig is being unloaded and get in a few quick exercises? If you're not sure what types of exercises you can do in such a short amount of time, read on for some great trucking tips that can help you stay in shape.

Take a Walk

Walking is actually a great form of exercise, especially for a trucker. It offers you a chance to stretch your legs, and it works a lot of the muscles in your body. If you can't walk far from your truck, try walking around the building where you're being unloaded. In fifteen minutes, you probably can get in at least a mile walk. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even work up to jogging.

Lift Some Weights

You might not have much time to hit the gym, but there's nothing stopping you from keeping some weights in your truck. Take them out while you're being unloaded, and use your truck to brace yourself while you take a variety of stances. You can work your biceps, triceps, and your back.

Try Some High-Energy Aerobics

Aerobic exercise is a great way to keep your heart healthy and your muscles loose. There's nothing like good, old fashioned jumping jacks to get your blood pumping. You can also keep a jump rope in your truck and add that to your workout regimen. You'll feel better afterwards too!

When you're a truck driver, you might not have a lot of time to exercise, but every little bit counts toward keeping you in shape. For more great trucking tips, make sure you check back often, right here at

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