Trucking Nation, we commend you! Without your dedication, loyalty, and hardwork millions of families wouldn’t be able to exchange presents or share a nice dinner this holiday season. Although people might not say it as often as they should, thank you, truck drivers! America couldn’t do it without you guys.
Here at TruckLogics, we know that you might not be able to spend the holidays with your family this year. And we know it’s a hard time for your family and you, which is
why we thought of five ways to keep you jolly while driving this holiday season. Of course we know that nothing can replace your family, but we do hope these suggestions help!
Thank Goodness for Technology
Now yes, technology can be the bane of our existences some days, but in this occasion it can actually be pretty handy. With communication programs like Skype and FaceTime, you and your family can share laughs and smiles by way of videos. You could use these videos to send a special holiday message, read a holiday story, or partake in the singing of some carols.
On the Road White Elephant Party
So you might not be able to be home to exchange gifts with your family, but isn’t your fellow trucker part of the family too? For this next idea, we suggest getting your trucker family together (those who are in the area near you) and exchange gifts of your own. You could do this white elephant style, where everyone buys a gift and puts it in a big pile to be pulled out at random by someone. From new coffee containers to fast food gift cards, the gift options for your trucker buddies are endless.
Gift of Health
The greatest gift of all is you and your health. While you are away from family members this holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in snacking on food and slumping into a depressed state, which is why we’re here to tell you to snap out of it! Get out and walk, do some exercises and get your heart rate up. Your health is more important to your family than any present could be, so keep that in mind when you pick up another bag of Cheetos.
Holiday Cards and Pictures
During this time, you’re missing the faces of your family members the most. So why not decorate your truck with pictures and holiday cards? It will remind you of home and help surround you with the people you love. Now of course, pictures can’t replace actually being home but it’s a step in the right direction.
Keep the Traditions
Do you always put up a tree or hang lights around your house? Well, why not do that around your temporary truck home? Buy yourself a mini tree and hang ornaments on it. Or better yet, decorate your entire truck in lights. You’ve seen the decorated trucks on our Facebook page, right? Whatever tradition you are used to celebrating with your family, do it while on the road. It’s a good reminder of home.
To all our truckers out there, we want to say thank you again. We know it isn’t easy being away from family members but we hope that our suggestions help you to still have a happy holiday. From all of us here at TruckLogics, happy holidays, Trucking Nation.