Staying In Touch with Family

Real Truckers give you tips on making family time

Real Truckers looks out for not only the trucker, but for the family or support system that are there for our truckers out there on the road. It can be tough to keep the right work-life balance for most truckers, especially with a spouse, partner or children in the picture. It’s important for truckers’ mental health and wellbeing to talk with their families to feel a sense of connection to home.

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Here are some ways Real Truckers can help you stay in touch with your loved ones.

1. Set A Specific Time To Contact Family

male-hand-marking-circle-on-calendar-as-a-reminderWith technology improving by the day, staying in touch with your family has never been easier. If you have a smartphone, laptop or internet connected device, you can close the gap between you and your family when you’re on the road. Set aside a set time that you will reach out to your family. It can be daily, once a week, or anything that works for your schedule and your family. Having this time gives you and your family something to look forward to and they can stay up to date on how you are doing.

2. Send Personalized Gifts

Are you driving through a location that someone in your family is connected to or wants to visit? Sending your family even the most inexpensive gift can mean a lot to them. Online stores also have extensive options for you to make an impact on your family’s day and bring a smile to their faces.

man-using-smartphone-with-facebook-application-on3. Utilize Social Media

As an owner operator you always want more potential shippers to know more about your company and social media can be a good way to get your name out there. Having an account on Twitter or Facebook can be a way for you to become more visible as a business and it also gives your family a peek about your life on the road as sort of an online journal. On most of these sites, you can easily share what you’re doing with pictures, videos, and live chats.

Real Truckers wants to know how you stay in touch with your family out there on the road on our YouTube page!