While thinking that Santa’s sleigh logs the most miles, truckers can beat that amount.
While the rest of the working world takes time off and break from their work, truckers are working even harder to deliver all the goods that make the holidays possible. And, sometimes, that means driving on those days when everyone else is opening presents or celebrating with friends and family.
According to some truckers, “At the end of the day, it is just another day on the road”. It is not an easy thing to be away from your family and friends on this kind of days. Sometimes, they try to take part in the family activities either with a phone call where they only listen to them or a video session on Skype, to make sure everything is going well. It makes being away a lot easier to handle.
Any special moment or event can be left out when being on the road. Every family gathers on these days when the reason for the gathering is something for everyone. But it is hard to leave your loved ones with that holiday mood. However, as truckers say, there is one favorite thing for everyone on these days and it is that most weigh stations are closed, truck stops are empty, no waiting in the fuel line. It is incredibly peaceful and calm to work.
Sometimes, something happens to make the holidays a little more special for truckers. A truck stop might offer a free meal or coffee, or a local church might reach out so that drivers are not forgotten. That’s what happened to Kyrk one year.
“The best Christmas I had at a truck stop was 2 years ago at the TA in Buckhorn, PA, on Christmas Eve,” he recalled. “The chaplain came around with a little Christmas care package for the drivers, a few small things and an invitation to watch a Christmas movie in the chapel. It was one of the most relaxing evenings I have had in years.”
“Then, on Christmas Day a local church brought a wrapped Christmas box to all the drivers,” Kyrk added. “In it were things like gloves, socks, snacks, a pen and paper and little things that come in handy on the road, such as personal care items. I had heard of people doing things like that for drivers, but this was the first time I had experienced it.”
Be safe Truckers. Wishing all our Truckers a very Happy Christmas from Safeline Truck insurance Company!