Do a lot of truckers use energy drinks?

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  1. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

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    Yeah, it's called coffee.
     
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  3. Trilleth

    Trilleth Medium Load Member

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    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

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    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

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    The taste is to wake you up drivers sheesh!
     
  6. Heirforce1

    Heirforce1 Medium Load Member

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    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.
     
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  7. bkruis

    bkruis Bobtail Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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