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Aaah summertime. Sunshine, and heat. And, depending where you live or travel to, the heat can become unbearable. Here are some summer tips to help you keep your cool on the road this summer.

  1. Cool your pulse points: To chill out super-fast, apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points at the wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles, and behind the knees. It really works.
  2. Buy a Chillow: Brrrring It! The chillow—a high-tech pad that stays cool through water circulation—what a cool idea! Check it out here.
  3. Drink water: Not only will H20 keep you hydrated, it will also help keep your energy levels up on the road.
  4. Wear the right fabrics: Lightweight clothes are the best choice when you’re trying to keep cool. Linen, cotton, silk are great choices.. Keep your clothing loose and breezy.
  5. Don’t forget your truck: With the extreme heat, tire blowouts aren’t uncommon. Having under-inflated tires can increase the risk of having those blowouts. Check your tires before your drives to make sure they’re properly inflated.
  6. Don’t forget sunscreen: I know it may seem like a pain, but the best way to prevent skin cancer is by using sunscreen. Look for products rated 15-30 SPF. Apply it on your arms and face before before beginning the day.
  7. Buy or make yourself some sun sleeves: A sun sleeve is basically what it sounds like — a sleeve to put over your arm when in the sun to protect it from UV rays. Some sun sleeves only come down to the wrist, while others cover the top of your hands as well. Truckers spend a lot of time in the sun. Might as well be safe.
  8. Cold shower: If you get the chance, a cold or even cool shower is a great way to cool your core.
  9. Soak your feet in cold water before bed: It really works. You’ll feel refreshed.
  10. Don’t over do it.: Sometimes it is okay to just chill.
Is Your Truck Ready to Handle the Heat?