Families and Relationships

Here you will find articles and resources aimed at growing and maintaining healthy relationships while working as a professional driver. 

Our advice includes parenting, marriage, families, and a variety of other topics that pertain to today's professional truck driver.

Articles

As a trucker, you spend a great deal of time away from your family, so your vacation is something you look forward to. While you may be looking forward to your time away, chances are you’re not excited about a road trip with your family. If so, there’s no need to worry, because there are plenty of vacation options that don’t require a great deal of driving and will easily suit your budget as...

Being on the road can be challenging, especially if you are a parent with school age children. You want to be involved in their lives and make sure that they are doing well in school. So how can you be more involved in their schoolwork to ensure they are excelling in school while you are on the road driving? Well, I have included some tips to put you and your family on the right path.

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If you are deciding which type of driving you want to do, you should take into account what type of duties and lifestyle you will have. OTR drivers are involved in truckload freight hauling of a trailer that can be detached from the tractor. The tractor cab is where the trucker resides, but this is dependent on bunk size and length of route. The type of trailer impacts the type of daily...

There's no question that being married to a truck driver is difficult, especially if they are on the road for weeks at at time. It is essential that you communicate well to stay connected and keep moving forward together, despite the distance. Working out details such as who will handle bill paying is important, as is making an effort to include your spouse in everything you do when they are...

Working as a Class A truck driver makes for a great career path for those who are self-motivated, driven to success, and like to work independently. However, as with most truck-driving jobs, Class A driving often requires a lot of time away from home for extended periods of time as a result of the large amounts of traveling required as part of the job. And while most truck drivers know what...

OTR drivers know how difficult it can be to stay involved in your children’s lives. You may also feel as though it is impossible to stay involved in your child’s learning activities. This doesn’t have to be the case, as there are some fun games you can play with your children while on the road, and these activities can help them improve their basic math skills.

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As a professional truck driver, you will always have to deal with the issue of being on the road for days or weeks at a time. There is no way to avoid this or to keep your work schedule from having a huge impact on your life. However, at least in the realm of dating, you do not have to let this ruin your relationships. You will need to be more intentional about what you do than those who do...

When you are a professional driver, there are many problems that you are prepared to face.  One of the issues that you might not expect is loneliness. Loneliness can overtake even the most experienced old hand, and if you find that you are feeling completely alone on the road, it is time to make some changes. Whether you are single or attached, loneliness is a natural reaction...

Team driving with your spouse can be either the best decision you will ever make or the worst mistake you will ever make. There are pros and cons to every driving job, and team driving with your spouse comes with special challenges such as not having any time apart and being forced to compromise instead of arguing.

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Being away from your family working for long periods of time is tough, so many long-haul drivers choose companies that allow them to bring riders on the road with them. Most companies only allow immediate family members to ride around on the open road, and some companies don't allow children at all. Drivers may be forced to pay hundreds of dollars each month in extra insurance for the...

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