Truckers: Will You Be Home for the Holidays?
Posted on Nov 28 , 2013
There are many jobs now that require people to be away from their families during the holidays. The trucking business is no exception. With demanding hours, stressful deadlines, delivery times and extra loads, December can be extra trying for truckers out in the field. There are many variables that determine whether truckers will be able to spend the holidays at home and many times, drivers don’t know until the last minute if things will pan out. This creates added stress for the entire family. If a friend or member of your family is in the trucking business, it is a good idea to be patient and extra gracious to them during this stressful time. Be sure to encourage them and do kind gestures for them when you are able. Make sure that they feel included in all of the family activities—even if they are away. Send plenty of pictures and be sure to have an extra special time with them when they return. Make them feel as if they never missed a thing—they were thought of the entire time. When we receive our Christmas deliveries on time, we need to think of the drivers that made that happen for us. Their dedication to their profession helps us have an even merrier Christmas. We should show our gratitude to them whenever possible.