Traveling During the Holiday Season? Make the Drive Festive
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Traveling During the Holiday Season? Make the Drive Festive

The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you’re a truck driver that’s working during the season, we’ve got some trucking driving tips to keep your spirits bright. From creating your own holiday schedule to connecting with loved ones while out on the road and making new friends, this article is everything you need for making your drive more festive. And when you’re ready for a pitstop or need to service your truck, stop into one of our Nextran Truck Centers. We’ll welcome you with bells and get you on your way faster than you can name all of Santa’s reindeer.

Befriend Drivers and Truck Center Staff

Out on the road for the holidays? Use your time at Nextran Truck Centers to make some new friends! At Nextran, we know what it’s like to be away from your family for extended periods of time. Whether sharing family photos, striking up a friendly conversation or just enjoying our festive decorations, we look forward to seeing you when your truck needs service. From truck services like oil changes, new tires, fluid replacements and more, our technicians have your truck covered from top to bottom. And they’re all standing by ready to welcome you this holiday season.

But the friendliness shouldn’t start and stop here. You can also befriend employees and drivers at other truck stops, or enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a fellow truck driver. Spreading a little joy can go a long way this time of year, so be kind and wish good tidings to everyone who works to make your drive a little easier, from toll plaza employees and fuel attendants and anyone else you meet out on the open road.

Use Technology to Connect With Loved Ones

Apps make it much easier to keep in touch with family when you’re out on the road. If you can’t be there in person this holiday, connect with loved ones through technology. Take photos of your truck and upload them to social media so family members know you’re thinking of them. Or use apps like FaceTime or Skype to stay connected. You can even create fun, festive videos of yourself at all the places you go to keep your family in the loop and help them feel like they’re right there with you. 

Bring the Holidays Along for the Ride

One of the best long haul truck driving tips for a festive holiday drive is to bring the holiday spirit with you! Gather some decorations and put them in your cab for some holiday cheer. Lights, garland and special ornaments are a great place to start, but you can add anything that gives a personal touch to your home away from home. As you drive, play some of your favorite holiday music. Whether you create your own playlist or go with something on your favorite music app, you’re sure to find something that brings you holiday joy. And when you need to stop for food? Choose options that fill your heart and stomach with the comfort of home. 

Use these tips to make your drive more festive this holiday season. And if you need to come in for a service, choose Nextran Truck Centers. Every one of our locations are filled with friendly and knowledgeable technicians and staff to get you in, out and on your way with a smile.