Long trips can get boring. They are especially dull if you’re spending a long time away from your family. Truck driving isn’t necessarily considered an exciting job.

Truck driving doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be a fun and fulfilling career! You just have to change your perspective.

Here are five ways to make your next trip more interesting.

  1. Sightseeing

You’re already on the road.

Why not make things a bit more interesting?

Do a bit of research about your next destination. There must be something worth seeing. The internet and travel guides are great resources.

If your schedule is flexible, break up the trip.

See if you can make a detour or slow things down a bit.

It would be a shame to miss something really unique.

Almost every state has an interesting national or state park. Embrace nature while you’re on the road. Most parks offer free or cheap guided tours.

Don’t be afraid to stop and enjoy the scenery.

Even if you can’t stop, a bit of research can make things interesting.

You can see a lot from the road. 

Driving should be your main focus. But don’t forget to look out the window.

Or take a break and take note of what’s around you.

  1. Truck-Friendly Stays

Many hotels and motels cater to truck drivers.

These are great places to meet other truck drivers and travelers.

It’s easy to find truck-friendly hotels when you use a booking service like Hotel Engine. Hotel Engine specializes in finding accommodation for business travel. And trucking is business!

In the long run, using a booking service will save you money. 

When you’re on the road, you shouldn’t have to worry about where you’re going to sleep. Driving is already stressful enough.

Let someone else take care of the details for you.

Booking services have connections in the industry. They can get better rates than you can. That way you can concentrate on the road. 

Trucking can get lonely. Staying at a place with fellow travelers can make a huge difference. You might make friends for the rest of your life.

Make your next trip one that you’ll remember.

  1. Art

Anyone can be an artist.

You don’t need any training to become an artist.

Your work might not show up in a museum. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Having a creative outlet can be very rewarding.

Buy a camera and take photos of your journey.

If you have a smartphone, you don’t even need to buy a camera.

Set up a camera and record your journey. It could turn into an interesting film.

Drawing is another good artistic outlet for the road.

Sketch the things you see. You see more of the country than most people ever will. Your perspective is unique.

Journaling and writing are other good forms of creativity.

These art forms don’t cost much money. Anyone can create art.

It doesn’t matter if your art is good or not.

What matters is that you enjoy yourself.

  1. Podcasts

Stay informed on your drive.

Podcasts are a great way to keep up on the latest news.

Here’s a list from Vogue of the best podcasts of 2022. Not all are related to the news. There are probably even podcasts geared towards truckers!

There are podcasts on pretty much every topic in the world.

Take the time to learn a new language. Or learn something about art.

Audiobooks and entertainment podcasts are good if you want to relax.

If you’re feeling up to it, consider making your own podcast!

Most people know nothing about a truck driver’s life.

You could change that.

  1. Music

Music is classic road-trip entertainment.

Create a playlist for your entire trip. Change things up a bit.

Expand your music interests and discover something new. You might have a hidden love for classical music. Or maybe you just want to jam out.

Don’t be afraid to belt it out and sing on the road.

No one can hear you, so why not let yourself go a bit?


Truck driving can be a rewarding career. You can also use the time to expand your interests and broaden your horizons.