What You Need To Know About Thanksgiving OTR in 2021

Here's how to celebrate and stay safe this year for Thanksgiving

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is already here and Christmas is right around the corner. We hope you have time to celebrate with your families even though we know this is an extremely busy time of year for truckers.

As shopping increases so does the demand for supplies, so we thank you for doing what you can to deliver loads on time. If you will be on the road this week we know what you can expect turkey and traffic-wise.

Turkey Day Food And Travel

The Travel…

Thanksgiving is one of the largest travel holidays of the year. Even with the pandemic, there will be an estimated 47 million people on the roads.

However, this doesn’t mean that they’re good drivers. Oftentimes people drive tired and make mistakes resulting in huge Thanksgiving traffic jams. 

There should be less traffic on Thursday, but it will pick back up again for black Friday shopping and over the weekend as folks go home. 

The Turkey…

Now that we have discussed the travel you can expect, what about turkey OTR? There are actually a number of great places for truckers to stop and eat a delicious turkey meal.

Some of my favorite places include Cracker Barrell, which will make you feel nice and at home and Denny’s because their special Thanksgiving meal doesn’t disappoint. Plus, a lot of Flying J’s have Denny’s!

There are also a few places where you can actually get a free turkey meal. Pollard Flat in Lakehead, CA is offering a free turkey dinner with trimmings. All you have to do is show your CDL to redeem your meal.

Cooking Your Own Meal?

This year, our team tried to make a full Thanksgiving meal out of only truckstop items. The results were… well, see for yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving Truckers

We are thankful for all that you do to deliver essential goods all across the nation. We sincerely hope so have time to celebrate with your families. Be sure to travel early to avoid traffic and take a break to enjoy a turkey lunch or dinner.

If you have any Thanksgiving travel tips please share them in the comment section below and visit TruckLogics for more trucking blogs. 

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