When the truck is your home for the holidays
One of the challenges of driving a truck is dealing with being out on the road over a holiday. While many trucking companies do their best to get their drivers home for holidays, especially Christmas, there will come a time in many drivers’ lives that they will be sitting at a truck stop on a holiday.
We might have to find some creative solutions.
Missing your family at Christmas is no fun. So here are some suggestions for brightening up your day.
- Buy a big bag of Christmas candy, peppermint sticks might be the best.
- Put on a Santa hat and hand out the candy to everyone you see at the truck stop.
- Decorate your truck with a big red “nose” and name it Rudolph.
- Buy a Christmas meal for a homeless person – they are usually found on on-ramps with a cardboard sign.
- Help a charitable organization provide gifts for needy families. There are several groups that help needy trucking families, like Trucking Santas.
- Sing Christmas songs at the top of your voice. Please make sure your truck windows are rolled up, though.
- Buy one of those silly Santa Shakes His Booty musical toys and sit it on your dashboard. Do not drive while Santa is shaking his booty.
- Call your little kids up, pretending to be Santa. Might make them good for the coming year!
- Make your truck dog wear those felt antlers and laugh when he gives you a dirty look.
- Call your Mama, or any other older relative. They will love it.
I’m sure you can come up with other ideas. Let me know in the comments below!
Do realize that as a driver, you are vitally important in delivering goods that families can buy that will make their children’s eyes light up, fill their tummies and make wonderful memories.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year!
, Truck Driver
, Trucking Life