February 13, 2024

Navigating Relationships as a Driver—Especially with Valentine’s Day

Let’s face it—you’re away from family often. That can strain your relationships considerably, but it doesn’t have to. Check out these simple tips for navigating relationships and connecting with loved ones—especially on Valentine’s Day—even if you’re hundreds of miles away.

Send a gift or two!

Who doesn’t love receiving a surprise gift? Perhaps a dozen roses to say, “I love you!”, a box of chocolates, or even a plush teddy bear with Valentine’s Day that would be a big hit with your loved one. But you don’t have to wait for St. Valentine’s encouragement to send a gift. Do it today—and repeatedly. 

Show your face!

Do a video chat on Snapchat, WhatsApp or FaceTime. Your other half and your kids will love it. It’s the next best thing to being there. Even a text or phone call can do the trick.

Set a time every week to connect!

Make a call or video chat a regular part of your schedule. Put it in your weekly calendar and you’ll be sure to make the time and connection. After all, your family is what matters most! 

Send e-cards!

Electronic cards are pretty, fun and an excellent way to show you’re thinking of them! Jacquie Lawson ecards are extremely popular and there are many choices for every occasion—like Valentine’s Day or birthdays. Check them out

Make home time a special occasion!

Plan for your arrival at home and make it unique—like going out to dinner with the family, watching a favorite movie over popcorn, or cooking a meal together.

Your family knows you’re working hard for them on your CRST routes. But distance can get in the way and makes navigating relationships a bit tough, so put some of the tips above into action, and your connection can be even stronger. Check out our blog, “Navigating Trucking and Family—Ways to Balance Family Life and Life on the Road,” for even more tips!