Last month we highlighted some of the best ways to prevent tramping boredom and here we are with part two! Again, the kind folk at Trucknet have helped us with suggestions on how to keep yourself entertained on long jobs that lead to a lot of down time away from home.
Everyone has their favourite kind of music. Whether it be death metal or Top 40, music is a great way to relieve boredom. There are plenty of ways to get music on the road but as long as you have some sort of speaker system and a way to play your tunes then you're all set. There are some great options for Bluetooth speakers these days and you can pay anything from a tenner to hundreds of pounds depending on how much of an audiophile you are.
There are also a number of options for playing your favourite music as well. You can stick with the classics of a tape or CD or you can go a bit more modern and connect an MP3 player or your phone via AUX or Bluetooth to your truck or van's entertainment system.
Streaming services are becoming more popular than ever if you aren't bothered about owning the music and want a wide variety without much commitment. The leading services are Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer at the moment and all of them offer at least a month free trial to see if you like the service. If you already have an Amazon Prime membership then you also get Amazon Music included which is a great money-saving tip if you want to have a subscription for video and music content combined into one.
Whatever you choose, there is no better way to relax after a long day on the road than to lay back and listen to your favourite tunes.
It's the perfect way to destress and relieve some tension after a long day on the road. There's no shortage of gaming options today, from the traditional Playstation and Xbox consoles to the more portable and accessible like the Nintendo Switch and even your mobile phone. If you are lucky enough to have a TV set up in your cab then your options are endless! Get a console hooked up and you're ready to go. Although online games may not be an option, there are still plenty of single-player games from Skyrim, a medieval roleplaying adventure game to puzzle and problem-solving games like The Witness.
If you want something a bit more portable then the Nintendo Switch is a great alternative, with anything from massive adventure games like Legend of Zelda to platformers like Super Mario Bros, there is something to keep you entertained whatever your preference is.
If you don't want to shell out on a new console and you're only really bothered about quick puzzle games then your mobile phone can provide you with all you need! Well known games like Candy Crush and Angry Birds can keep the boredom at bay for hours. But be warned, they can be highly addictive!
If technology isn't your thing, lie back with a good brainteaser. There are still plenty of traditional puzzle and crossword books out there to keep your brain sharp. Puzzle books can be picked up at your local newsagents and can also still be found in most national newspapers.
From Arrowords, Code Breakesr to your classic Word Jumble, there's plenty out there and if numbers are more your thing then Suduko is still top dog for all your number logic needs. You can even get a subscription to new editions of puzzle books now, meaning you will never be short of the newest and best puzzles.