A truck driving career can be lonely for the driver and hard on a family. If you plan to pursue truck driving as a career, you need to know what options are available to help fit your family’s situation, and how you can overcome the challenges of making time for family life.
Being on the road several days a week can be difficult, especially if you have a family at home without you. Remembering the job you’re doing is supporting that family can make it a little easier. Knowing a truck driving career provides a level of security and income unavailable in a lot of other careers also helps reinforce that you made the right choice.
In reality, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with family while you’re on the road. Thanks to text-messaging capability, e-mails and cellphones no one is ever really out of touch. You can even have video chats and talk face-to face. Just don’t do any of those things while driving.
You may not think of a truck driving career as one that nurtures and builds strong families, but being away from families often helps truck drivers appreciate the time they do get to spend with their families. We often take for granted those things we have easy access to or are around all the time. When you can’t always be right there, you learn to make the most of the time you do have.
Millis Transfer works with our drivers to make sure you can be home for those special occasions like birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. We are still run by the same family who founded our company over 80 years ago, so family and family time is important to us.
In fact, some drivers even bring family members along for the ride. Drivers who don’t have children at home often team drive with their spouse. Other drivers will take a child along on a summer trip. It’s a great way to spend quality time and a wonderful learning experience for a child of just about any age. It may even encourage him or her to consider carrying on the family tradition with a truck driving career of their own.
If you want to have a fruitful family life while having a rewarding truck driving career, drive for a carrier who understands the importance of family life. Millis Transfer is that kind of carrier. Check out our website or give us a call.