It is important to know what can distract you from the road. Being aware of your potential distractions can help prevent accidents that could ruin your career, or worse, cause harm to others. Make sure to limit your distractions while driving. There are common driving distractions such as cell phones, eating while driving, screaming kids in the back. These are known as external distractions and can be easy to identify.
All around us are situations that could potentially take our eyes off the road. From changing the music to checking out billboards to even looking at the scenery - these all can divert our eyes from the road. But there are other types of distractions called internal distractions that one must be mentally prepared for. Such as, did you get enough sleep, are you upset about an argument, are you feeling alright? Any type of mental distraction can affect your ability to drive.
New drivers in particular need to watch themselves as they can become their own worst enemy. New drivers tend to over think their actions and thus lose confidence in their ability to drive. It's important not too dwell on your mistakes, learn from them and move on. Once the new drivers let go of their anxiety they can make way for developing their new skills confidently and can become open minded to continuous learning.
To the new and experienced drivers, keep in mind that you have nothing to prove, trust in your skill as a driver. New drivers, understand that your fears about driving truck are normal, learning new skills take time and don't let your anxieties take over. Keep your distractions to low, keep your head held high and allow your confidence to build as a new driver.