Wednesday, June 12, 2019

How To Be A Trucking Father On The Road

Some people call me a truck driver the most important call me dad

Happy Father's Day 2019!

Father’s Day 2019 is this weekend and in honor of the amazing trucking father’s we all know, Truck Services of North America (TSNAmerica) is giving you our own outline of how you can be a trucking father on the road. There are a lot of books, podcasts, YouTube videos and more than try and give us the blueprint to parenthood and the truth is there is no blueprint.

With that being said, being a transportation professional with a family is a big task. Although you are on the road in order to provide for your family you are also sacrificing seeing some of their biggest moments. You miss out on first visits from the tooth fairy, first steps, and even first heartbreaks when you are a trucking father. These are the moments that impact your child’s childhood and impact your fatherhood.

Create a Schedule for Your Children Passengers

Since most traditional schools have already started their summer break what better time than now to take your child on the road with you. If your child attends a year-round school you can use their breaks as your chance to have them on the road with you.

Depending on the company you drive for you may have the privilege to bring your family on the road. Not only will you have the opportunity to provide for your children, but you will also be able to give them an experience of a lifetime as you travel from state to state.

Truck to Inspire

What makes the opportunity to truck with your family such an experience of a lifetime is because a lot of children never make it out of their own state until they are adults. By doing this you can teach them not only about your day to day occupation, but that the world is their stage and they don’t have to be constrained.

Be a Protective Trucking Father

Trucking Father and son shaving in the bathroomThe golden rule of taking your child with you on the road is considering their safety, at all times.

Odds are your children passengers will be around some pretty dangerous equipment and material. Making sure that you know what they are doing and where they are may seem overbearing, but remember it is better to be safe than sorry.

This goes for in the cab, as well as when you are making pit stops.

It is easy to say ‘that could never be my child’, but what if it could be. Having your family around as a transportation professional can make you seem like a vulnerable target so be watchful of not only your family but your cargo as well.

Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Finding what works best for your family is essential when establishing a healthy work-life balance. Work-life balance is difficult for a lot of parents, but as a trucking father, you will likely find it frustrating. We want all transportation professionals to live healthy lives and the key to a healthy life on the road is an even healthier support team at home. Happy Father’s Day 2019 to all of our trucking fathers who keep America moving. Your sacrifices never go unnoticed by TSNAmerica.

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