Being a Truck Driver During the Holidays

It’s nearly October, which means we’re about to start seeing holiday décor going up and Christmas music filling the air. The holiday season can be a magical time for many people, but it can also look very different depending on what your job is. If you’re a teacher or an office worker, you can expect to have quite a bit of time off. This allows you to spend time with friends and family, do some holiday shopping, and really make the most out of the season. 

For truck drivers, however, this time of year can be very busy and difficult to navigate. That doesn’t mean truck drivers can’t enjoy the holiday season. They just need to have the right perspective and plan accordingly. 

Having a Happy Holiday Season as a Truck Driver 

The logistics industry doesn’t stop for holidays. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, or some other holiday, there are still goods that need to get from point A to point B. When you decide to be a truck driver, you’re essentially accepting the fact that you will be working some holidays and weekends. 

The good news is, holidays can actually be celebrated whenever you choose to celebrate them. This is especially true for holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving that involve close friends or family. Simply plan around your schedule and find a time that works for you and yours.  

Yes, there is still a chance you might miss out on family or friend get-togethers, but with today’s technology, you can still keep in touch. Make sure someone is recording special moments or taking pictures. Make time for a call when you have a chance. Stay connected, even when you’re on the road. 

Speaking of being on the road, working on the holidays can have some advantages. Highways and gas stations tend to be pretty empty on days like Christmas. At the very least, you can enjoy the open roads. Truck stops and diners also often offer special holiday meals. 

There really isn’t a right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays. Just enjoy them when and how you can with people that you care about. 

Consistent Mileage and Routes Can Help 

Part of the reason truck drivers can have a hard time scheduling their holidays is because their schedules can be so inconsistent. At Woodruff Enterprises, we do things a little differently. The majority of our drivers operate within a 500-mile radius, keeping similar routes and schedules from week-to-week. This makes it much easier to stay engaged at home, especially during the holiday season. 

If you’re looking for a trucking company that treats you as a person instead of a number, apply to Woodruff Enterprises today! We’re currently offering trucking jobs in Springfield, Ohio and other select areas. 

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