If you’re a truck driver, staying in touch with your family is important. Fortunately, technology allows you to communicate with family in many ways.
The easiest way to communicate is to make a phone call. With mobile phones so prevalent and coverage so widespread there are few areas in the country where you can’t make a call.
Texting is another option, but never while driving obviously. If you want to send a quick “I love you” or “Miss You,” texting is the best way to go.
Once you’re settled down for the night or taking a longer break, video chatting is a good option. Talk face to face with your loved ones from where ever you are. The visual component of video chatting allows for a fuller conversation. Unspoken cues may give insights that voice alone is not able to pickup. Video chatting also recharges mental images. The more time you don’t see a loved one, the harder it is to picture them in your mind.
You can also take the technology out of it and send your family a postcard or a personally written note. These traditional methods of communication are appreciated and treasured.
Staying connected means more than just phone calls, texts or video chats. There are ways to stay involved with the family even if you are not physically there.
If you and your spouse enjoy a particular program, make it a point to watch it at the same time and discuss it during commercial breaks while on video chat.
Routinely wish your family a good morning and good night on their regular schedule. Keep up to date on tests or important meetings or functions. Make yourself as much a part of the daily routine as possible.
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