When we see a truck on the road, we instantly want to accelerate and get out of the way before getting too close. When we see multiple trucks, it’s an ultimate turn-off to see how much room they take up on the road. But, behind these little triggers, we don’t realize that truckers have a challenging lifestyle to maintain, such as working long hours and being away from their loved ones for long periods. While most local drivers come home to their family after a regular shift, long-haul truck drivers are on the road for approximately 65 hours per week (depending on their schedule) away from their family and friends. It can be difficult to keep in touch with loved ones while being away since feelings of loneliness can occur for truckers and their families.
See below for some tips on how truck drivers can stay connected and spend quality time with their loved ones.