We often talk about truck driving from the driver's perspective on this blog, but what about the spouse and children back home? They tend to have a very different view of the industry and can offer some great insight to families considering a career switch into trucking.
Rebecca is a PAM Transport truck driver's wife and has a lot of great things to share about what this career is like on her end of the spectrum. By following her blog, you'll get a view into trucking from a different perspective. Rebecca's blog is a great resource for those looking for advice on how to make this career work for everyone. Here's a recap of some of Rebecca's insightful posts so far.
Becoming a truck driver is not a decision to take lightly. It requires a lot of research and talking over with family. Learn about how Rebecca and her husband made the decision for him to pursue a truck driving job in this blog post.
Life as a truck driver's wife can be downright chaotic at times, especially when you have four children to take care of all by yourself. In this post, PAM Transport truck driver wife Rebecca talks about her "typical" schedule and discusses how she takes care of the children and gets everything done around the house while her husband is away.
After spending a short time on the road, most truck drivers realize it's a whole lot easier (and healthier) to eat meals in their truck rather than buying expensive fast food at truck stops and restaurants along the way. In this post, Rebecca shares her top 3 reasons for why she prepares meals in advance for her trucker to take on the road.
When a trucker is on the road for weeks at a time, it's important to get the most out of their time at home. This means spending quality time as a family and not overwhelming a driver with tasks to do at home when they get some time off. Rebecca talks about how her family balances her husband's time at home and how they make the most of those few days.
The trucking lifestyle is of course a huge adjustment for the one doing the driving. But often we forget that there are usually people at home trying to adjust to a change in schedule as well. Rebecca talks about how her and her children adjusted to their new life with Josh on the road for several weeks at a time in this blog post.
When looking for reviews of trucking companies, it's common to find some bad ones strewn in among the good ones. Often these bad reviews make people question their decisions, but it's important to remember that people are always quicker to talk about a bad experience than a good one. In this blog post, Rebecca talks about what bad reviews mean to her and discusses how your success as a truck driver can be attributed to your attitude.
Pursuing a truck driving job can be a hard adjustment for the driver as well as his/her family, however, there are many pros that come along with the career switch! In this blog post, Rebecca talks about five benefits and things she's learned to do since her husband decided to hit the road as an OTR truck driver.