5 tips to help you adjust to being on the road during the holidays

Updated Dec 5, 2023

Amid the holiday season, while families gather and homes glow with warmth, there exists a community often overlooked – professional truck drivers. On the highways, far from home, they are the unsung heroes who keep our world moving, ensuring that essential goods get where they need to be. To all the truckers, this is a reminder that your sacrifices do not go unnoticed.

Being away from home during the holiday season can be incredibly challenging, but our community at RoadPro Driver’s Lounge Facebook Group shares valuable insights from their experiences. Here’s how to make the most out of your holiday while on the road:

1. Cook a Meal in Your Truck

One way to bring the essence of home to your truck is by preparing a meal yourself. Skip the fast food restaurants and cook dinner in your truck. Consider bringing a pre-made meal from home and heating it using your microwave or the RoadPro 12-Volt Stove – a quick and easy way to enjoy a homemade meal on the road.

2. FaceTime with Family

During your rest breaks, take the time to connect with your loved ones at home. With technology at your fingertips, use FaceTime or video calls to check in with your family and friends. These virtual connections can bridge the distance despite the miles between you.

3. Take Advantage of Travel Center Offers

Travel centers appreciate the hard work of truckers and extend special offers during the holiday season. Whether it’s a complimentary meal at a restaurant near the travel center, free coffee, or exclusive gas deals, make sure you don’t miss these offers. Many travel centers will promote their offerings through apps. Be sure to download the apps of travel centers you visit frequently!

4. Connect with Fellow Drivers

The road can get lonely, especially during the holidays. Strike up conversations with other drivers on the road or while stopping at travel centers. Investing in a CB radio can help you communicate with fellow drivers on the same route as you, creating a sense of friendship and shared experiences.

5. Celebrate When You Can

Remember, a holiday doesn’t have to be celebrated on the exact day designated on the calendar. If your job keeps you on the road for an extended period, plan to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones when you return home. Creating your own special moments, even belated, can make the holiday memorable and meaningful.