Do a lot of truckers use energy drinks?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by erparker, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Houston, Tx
    Yeah, it's called coffee.
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  3. Trilleth

    Trilleth Medium Load Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Southern California
    I won't touch an energy drink. I'm pretty sensitive to caffeine and I can't tolerate any artificial sweeteners (so no 5-Hour). I'm slowly learning to like iced mochas or hot chocolate with coffee in it just for the occasional pick-me-up, but I don't think I'll ever do the energy drinks.
  4. Elendil

    Elendil Heavy Load Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Ottawa, IL
    I've never tried an energy drink. I drink coffee more out of habit than anything. I use to drink the equivalent of 2-3 pots a day, now I am down to 4 cups or less a day. The caffeine never really effected me. I can have a cup of coffee 10 minutes before going to bed and I still sleep just fine.
  5. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    The taste is to wake you up drivers sheesh!
  6. Heirforce1

    Heirforce1 Medium Load Member

    May 16, 2011
    The Windy City
    I've never tried coffee or energy drinks however I've heard that eating a apple actually is more of morning stimulant than either of the other 2. People say the 5 hr energy drinks do work though.
    Trilleth Thanks this.
  7. bkruis

    bkruis Bobtail Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    Gallup, New Mexico
    I love 24K - it is a totally healthy energy drink focused on stress relief, energy and fatigue. No stimulants and no crash. It's only 2.00 a serving.
  8. Knee-High

    Knee-High Bobtail Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Syracuse, New York
    I have never been one for energy drinks, nor have I ever tried any. I usually stick to water, and the occasional bottle of soda or even more occasional cup of coffee. I am currently in truck driving school and my instructors (and graduates coming to visit, company recruiters, and videos in class) all stress that energy drinks, even a coffee break, doesn't work if you're tired. They keep saying that if your tired, the only thing that will cure you is a nap.
  9. Omniscient

    Omniscient Light Load Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    The lost Highway
    It all depends on the driver to be honest. I've seen and worked with some who easily drink 20 or 30 of them Big Monster I think they are called BFC's. Myself I just stick the black coffee.
  10. whodat54321

    whodat54321 Light Load Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    Lloydminster, AB, Canada
    Black coffee (Tim Hortons where I can get it) is my usual choice for a pick up if I need one, but the occasional diet rockstar or monster lo carb (or the newer absolute zero) is a nice change of pace (and only one!) when that need comes around now and then on a long trip like Winnipeg to Edmonton. Most days bopping around western canada, I can live without the stuff.
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