How to Make Holidays on the Road Special for Your Family

December 9, 2014

Holidays On The Road

While many people are able to unwind with family and friends during the holidays, it can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for truck drivers. Customers are counting on you to make deliveries in time for Christmas sales. The weather tends to be awful at the same time with winter storms causing unexpected delays and numerous road closings. There are still things you can do to create cherished memories and even start holiday traditions that you and your family look forward to each year.

Create your own traditions

It was Somerset Maugham who said, "Tradition is a guide and not a jailer." If you are away from home during the holidays, there is nothing to keep you from celebrating with your family when you do reunite. The actual days of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years tend to be more stressful for people than enjoyable because they fall into a trap of complying with society's arbitrary rules about when to shop, eat, or celebrate.

Utilize technology to stay connected

Being apart gives you an advantage that so many people do not have. You are able to reflect and truly appreciate what matters to you in life rather than stress about rushing from one relatives house to another. The toughest part is being away from your kids and grand-kids. Plan in advance for a time that you will talk to them by phone or video and allocate yourself plenty of time to hear every detail about their day.

Watch out for other drivers

Many of the people on the road are hurriedly driving on roads they are not familiar with and trying to get to stores before everyone else on the road gets there first. They may be visiting family in a different state or town and rushing to get back to their home. Remember why you are out there on the road and get back home safe to the people that love and support you.

Wherever you may be during the holidays, visit TruckerToTrucker.com, your one-stop resource for information on all trucker-related issues.

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