Trucking relationships are very difficult. With many jobs offering “Home on Weekends,” it does not remove the stress of being away from home for most of the week. Spouses and kids want to spend time with their father or mother and vice versa. Below are a few tips on how to keep the family happy.
- Plan Time
It is easy after a long week out on the road wanting to come home and relax. Still, it’s important to take advantage of free time to connect with the family. Plan a date with the spouse and plan to spend quality time with the kids. Quality time will not only help to catch up with everyone, but also relieve stress from the job.
- Handling Stress
After spending long periods away from home, encountering stress by the driver and the spouse is common. It’s important to know how to handle this to get the most out of the short time together. If stressed, communication is important to avoid arguments. Let your partner and kids know how you feel so you can get the most out of your time at home.
- Catch Up
Make sure to communicate with the family. Talk about what happened to you during the week and listen to what happened to the kids and spouse during the week. If your spouse is at home during the week, they encounter a lot on their own. Now is the time to thank them for all they do and listen to their week.
Being a truck driver is a hard job and takes a toll on the family. At Lawrence Transportation, we understand this. Many of our employees were drivers and know the difficulties that come with it. Lawrence Transportation has a very strong family mindset. We make sure to give our drivers as many opportunities as possible to spend time with their families. If Lawrence Transportation sounds like a fit for you, visit our webpage to apply today.