Staying Healthy on the Road

Staying Healthy on the Road


  • Know your route:
    • Locate rest stops along the way
    • Locate truck stop restaurants that offer healthier options
    • Many of the better truck stops have delis and trucker stores with healthy snacks and water


  • To eat a balanced breakfast each day
  • Stay hydrated—bring along plenty of bottled water
  • Take frequent breaks to walk and stretch


  • Fresh & canned fruit with no sugar added
  • Whole grain bread and cereal
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • High protein foods … chicken, turkey, salmon & tuna
  • Individual portions of healthy snacks: 
    • Nuts
    • Crackers with peanut butter or cheese
    • Low-fat yogurt


  • More than 66% of truck drivers are obese, compared to the 33% national average
  • 100% more truck drivers have diabetes than the general population

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Long Haul Truck Drivers Health Survey Results, March 3, 2015


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