At Liquid Trucking, we want to wish a happy holiday season to all truck drivers, their families, and everyone helping to keep our country moving. Winter is one of the busiest times of the year for shoppers and truckers alike. With such a high demand for products to be shipped, drivers often find it hard to make it home to their families for the holidays.
Driving through the holidays often brings stress and emotional turmoil along with it. If you find yourself having to work through Thanksgiving to the New Year, we have a few safety tips, along with a few tips to make the most out of your holidays.
Safe Driving Tips
Patience Is Lifesaving
One of the most important things to keep in mind while driving during winter months is to be extra patient. Allow yourself more time to get to your destination, and take breaks as needed. Plan your route ahead of time so you know where you’re going and can avoid any potential hazards.
Allow Extra Space
With the roads being slippery and hard to see, it’s important to make sure you have enough time to stop safely. Remember to give yourself and other drivers plenty of room to maneuver on slippery roads. Slow down and take your time when driving in winter weather.
Check The Weather
When winter weather hits, it’s important to know what to expect before heading out on the road. Checking the forecast before you travel can help you avoid nasty surprises and plan your route accordingly.
Quality of Life Tips
Use The Internet
If you’re feeling homesick while you’re on the road, one great way to destress is by using facetime to call your family. You can see their faces and chat with them just like you would if you were at home, which can help alleviate some of the homesickness you may be feeling, especially during the holidays.
Give To Others
One of the best things you can do for fellow truckers during the holidays is to lend a helping hand. If you see someone who looks like they could use some assistance, offer to help them out. This is the busiest time of the year, so a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
Spend Time With Coworkers
If you’re on the road during the holidays, you’re not the only one. There are many others that have to sacrifice time with their family in order to keep the country moving. Take the time to check in with fellow drivers and make their holiday season brighter.