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Being married to a trucker can certainly take its toll on your sanity. When you’re new to the industry, it seems like every hiccup in the road is a crisis. Even if your a seasoned trucking spouse, there are times when even the simplest of problems can turn into a complete code red.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the industry for a week, or 20 years, your attitude towards the lifestyle and the job will make all the difference. It can be difficult to keep a positive attitude when it feels like your world is caving in around you. Your thoughts flash to a happy trucker, travelling the countryside without a care in the world – which we know isn’t the case, but still, they aren’t here to deal with the madness that we are stuck in at the moment.

Whether you are a new, overwhelmed trucking spouse, or a seasoned, roll with the flow spouse we’ve got some great tips to help you adjust, rebalance, and try to keep a positive attitude about the lifestyle.

#1 Go on a Run with Your Spouse

It can be difficult to understand what you can’t see. The day to day job of life on the road is far from travelling the countryside taking in all the beautiful wonders along the way. While your home stressing about getting the kids to after-school activities and dealing with a vehicle breakdown, your driver is on the road stressing about making deliveries on time and finding a safe place to sleep for the night.

Jumping into the cab with your spouse will shed some light on the life of a trucker. Even seasoned spouses should take a run from time to time because it can be easy to forget what’s happening out there on the road.

#2 Take Control of the Situation

This is a tough one, especially if you are used to making decisions together and sharing responsibilities. As the non-trucking spouse, the responsibilities of the household fall on your shoulders. The chores, the children, the new purchases, etc. will largely depend on your decision making and motivation to get things done. It can take some time to develop the take-charge attitude, and even after you develop it, it can become exhausting. You need to rely on yourself first, reaching out to your spouse for assistance when the situation calls for it. You’ll also need to decide what needs your immediate attention, and what can wait. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family for help, or even hiring someone.

#3 Don’t be Afraid to Learn New Skills

Trucker spouses often develop some Jack of All Trades skills as they pick up the common roles and responsibilities done by their trucking spouses. Don’t be afraid of the new challenges that you’ll be faced with. Learning to cook, or change a flat tire can be rewarding. Over the years we have spoken with many trucker spouses who have picked up skills in plumbing, mechanics, landscaping, painting, cooking, baking, carpentry, hairdressing, costume design, and so much more. Google and YouTube are likely to become your new best friends, especially for simpler tasks. It’s unlikely that you’re going to learn to replace your car’s transmission but changing a battery, a flat tire, or a headlight becomes something you can do with a little research and an easy to follow how-to video.

#4 Learn to Roll with the Life

In trucking, there are a million things that can go wrong. Your driver is on their way home when they get a flat tire, or they are dispatched on an emergency load which means a turn and burn, or they’ve been kept waiting at the shipping dock hours longer than expected. Learning to roll with life will keep you from stressing out when things do get delayed. This is probably one of the most frustrating things to learn to deal with and no matter how long you’ve been in the life, the disappointment of delays never really goes away.

Encourage your trucker to use broad language when letting you know of his expected arrival time and learn to interpret what these things really mean. No driver is ever home at a designated time. Using broad terms like “late afternoon or early evening” sets a time without leaving room for disappointment to set in when they are delayed by an hour or two. Another great language term to use is “if everything goes according to plan.” This is especially useful for the return trip when there are days left on the road. Anything can happen between now and then, so while your spouse is expected to return on Thursday, there is no guarantee that will actually happen.

#5 Keep Yourself Busy

Learning new hobbies, spending time with family and friends, volunteering in your community, completing projects around the house, and even obsessive cleaning can keep your mind from missing your spouse. The worst thing you can do as a spouse of a driver is to put your life on hold while your trucker is at work. While it can be difficult to push the guilt aside about having fun without your spouse at your side, chances are, your spouse doesn’t want to do all the same things you want to do. While your spouse is away, focus on the hobbies and activities that your spouse wouldn’t mind missing, that way when they are home, you can spend time together doing things that you’ll both enjoy.

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Len Dubois Trucking has always placed a high priority on the safety of our driving fleet and the motorists they share the roadways with. We are proud of our safety record and welcome participation in all safety-related checkpoints and educational operations developed by organizations like the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

Next week, from July 14th through 20th, the CVSA is organizing Operation Safe Driver Week, where they will be working with law enforcement across North America. While law enforcement will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles engaging in dangerous driving behaviours, the CVSA has selected speeding as the emphasis area of this year’s campaign.

Quick Facts About Highway Safety
  • In 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to NHTSA. That’s 9,717 lives lost due to speeding.
  • During last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, 16,909 passenger vehicle drivers and 1,908 commercial motor vehicle drivers were issued citations for speeding. In addition, 17 commercial motor vehicle drivers and 714 passenger vehicle drivers were cited for driving too fast for the conditions.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, speeding has been a factor in more than a quarter of crash deaths since 2008.
  • According to FMCSA’s 2016 Large Truck and Bus Facts, speeding of any kind was the most frequent driver-related crash factor for drivers of commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles.

A 2015 study completed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contributed 94% of all traffic crashes to the people behind the wheel.

“For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities,” said CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police. “That is unacceptable, especially because it’s preventable. We will continue to educate the public on the dangers of speeding and we will identify individuals who are speeding on our roadways and may issue citations as a deterrent to future speeding tendencies and to affect diver behaviour.”

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviours. Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by CVSA, in partnership with FMCSA and with support from industry and transportation safety organizations. The initiative aims to help improve the behaviour of all drivers operating in an unsafe manner – either in or around commercial motor vehicles – through educational and traffic enforcement strategies to address individuals exhibiting high-risk driving behaviours.

Len Dubois Trucking operates with an expectation that its driving fleet will have zero violations. Ensuring that our team leaves the yard with late-model, well-maintained equipment and operates within the safety and compliance regulations of the industry is how we do our part to help keep the roadways safe for everyone to enjoy.

Source: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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Tired of regular chicken thighs with some spices thrown on? Try something new and add a delicious ginger soy glaze on your chicken. This recipe is perfect for making at home and freezing it for your next trip.

INGREDIENTS

MARINADE

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • Cracked pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil

CHICKEN

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a fine holed cheese grater or box grater. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, some cracked pepper, and cooking oil. Place the chicken thighs in a shallow dish or a gallon size zip lock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and turn to coat. Cover the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to a day (refrigerated).
  2. When ready to cook the chicken, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add half of the chicken pieces and let cook until well browned on each side and cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken to a clean plate, then repeat with the second batch.
  3. Once all the chicken has been removed from the skillet, pour the leftover marinade into the skillet and allow it to come up to a boil. Whisk the marinade as it boils to dissolve any browned bits from the skillet. Let it continue to boil until it reduces to a thick glaze. Turn the heat off, add the cooked chicken back to the skillet, and dredge it in the thick glaze.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

If desired, add 2 green onions and 1 tsp of sesame seeds to garnish.

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Have you seen the latest news and notable posts from Len Dubois Trucking? If not, here are a few articles worth checking out!

Summer is the perfect opportunity to connect with your kids by taking them on a ride along.

Summer holidays are just around the corner! For those of us with kids, this often means summer road trips and vacations, and for drivers with kids – ride alongs! Traveling with children can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you get to

Truck drivers have to make a lot of sacrifices, but one of them doesn’t have to be your family!

Trucking isn’t traditionally thought of as family friendly, yet many drivers get into trucking because they can earn a pretty good living that provides well for their family. If you are a trucker with a spouse and kids, then you know exactly what we are saying. How

Driver safety and the safety of everyone on the roadways is important!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and well we all know we shouldn’t text or use our cell phones while we are driving, there may be a bigger culprit in our midst. When we think of distracted driving, talking on cell phones and texting

Len Dubois focuses on building a family-friendly, driver first company culture!

Guest Post by Cindy Derricks, wife of a company driver My husband just celebrated his 18th Anniversary with Len Dubois Trucking. The reminder of this date got us talking and reminiscing about how we entered the trucking industry and how we have built our lives around it. If

Drivers need to take care of themselves – knowing some of the common ailments drivers face is the first step to prevention.

Sitting behind the wheel of a big rig for extended periods of time, developing poor eating habits over the road, and difficult sleeping accommodations are often the cause of many ailments that affect truck drivers around the world. 5 Common Heath Issues We’ve put together some information on

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Len Dubois Trucking growing and we are currently looking for professional Company Drivers to join our fleet.

Len Dubois Trucking is a company that prides itself on professionalism and safety of our team. We’ve built a driver first company culture and provide our drivers with the opportunity to earn a good living and enjoy life outside of the truck. From our drivers, dispatch, operations, and maintenance departments, we all work together for safety and customer satisfaction. We are looking for professional drivers who will contribute to this level of professionalism and safety.

Applicants Must Possess:

• A minimum of 2 years of over the road experience
• A clear driver’s abstract, and
• A clean criminal record.

We place a high priority on driver safety by:

• Operating modern, well-maintained equipment.
• Conducting pre-trip inspections of the equipment before each run to ensure that the equipment is in proper working condition by completing any repair(s) needed.
• Performing regular maintenance checks.
• Retiring trucks at 800,000 km – approximately every 4 years.
• Retiring trailers at 1,200,000 km – approximately every 10 years.

Earn a Good Living with Len Dubois

We are able to ensure good miles and home time with regular Winnipeg based clients, regular lanes and long-term clients. Our experienced team of dispatchers work hard to ensure that your time off and resets are taken at home, not on the road. For drivers, this equals above average pay and the ability to enjoy a life outside of the truck.

Learn More About Us
My husband just celebrated his 18th Anniversary with Len Dubois Trucking.
It was also time to celebrate the exemplary dedication of 11 Company Drivers and Owner
With our new 90% single load policy, driving with Len Dubois Trucking has never been better.
Apply Today [contact-form-7]

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Len Dubois Trucking by Lendubois - 2w ago

Len Dubois Trucking growing and we are currently looking for professional Company Drivers to join our fleet.

Len Dubois Trucking is a company that prides itself on professionalism and safety of our team. We’ve built a driver first company culture and provide our drivers with the opportunity to earn a good living and enjoy life outside of the truck. From our drivers, dispatch, operations, and maintenance departments, we all work together for safety and customer satisfaction. We are looking for professional drivers who will contribute to this level of professionalism and safety.

Applicants Must Possess:

• A minimum of 2 years of over the road experience
• A clear driver’s abstract, and
• A clean criminal record.

We place a high priority on driver safety by:

• Operating modern, well-maintained equipment.
• Conducting pre-trip inspections of the equipment before each run to ensure that the equipment is in proper working condition by completing any repair(s) needed.
• Performing regular maintenance checks.
• Retiring trucks at 800,000 km – approximately every 4 years.
• Retiring trailers at 1,200,000 km – approximately every 10 years.

Earn a Good Living with Len Dubois

We are able to ensure good miles and home time with regular Winnipeg based clients, regular lanes and long-term clients. Our experienced team of dispatchers work hard to ensure that your time off and resets are taken at home, not on the road. For drivers, this equals above average pay and the ability to enjoy a life outside of the truck.

Learn More About Us
My husband just celebrated his 18th Anniversary with Len Dubois Trucking.
It was also time to celebrate the exemplary dedication of 11 Company Drivers and Owner
With our new 90% single load policy, driving with Len Dubois Trucking has never been better.
Apply Today [contact-form-7]

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Family time is important and it’s hard to make room for it – especially when you are a truck driving. In your downtime, checks out these events that will create long lasting memories for you and your family.

Canada Day at Assiniboine Park

Date: July 1

Location: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Join the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park on Monday, July 1 for a day of family-friendly fun in celebration of Canada Day! Enjoy the day of live performances, family activities like bouncy castles, inflatable water slide, human foosball and so much more! Stop by the atrium at The Pavilion and learn about The Leaf and diversity gardens currently under construction in the south-east corner of the Park.

Amazing Race Transcona 2019

Date: July 1

Location: Transcona Museum, Winnipeg

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do this upcoming Canada Day?  Well, look no further because the Transcona Museum has you covered! What is the Amazing Race Transcona?  It’s an interactive scavenger hunt using social media – Instagram and Twitter – to find and photograph certain items, places, and clues based on archival materials from the Transcona Museum Archives.  Teams will consist of 2 – 4 people (at least one team member need to be 18 or older). The fastest team will win the Grand Prize. Be prepared for some twists and turns in the race!

Parks Canada at the Zoo

Date: Weekly from July 2 to August 31

Location: Assiniboine Park & Zoo, Winnipeg

Riding Mountain National Park: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Discover Riding Mountain National Park while visiting the zoo! This national park is a great destination for viewing wildlife and an important ecological sanctuary for many of the forest and grassland species found at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Wapusk National Park: Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Wapusk National Park protects one of the earth’s largest polar bear denning areas and is home to the Cape Churchill Caribou Herd. This park, on the shores of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, is an important natural laboratory, attracting researchers from around the world.

Family Nature Hike

Date: July 3, 17 and 31

Location: FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Join FortWhyte Alive for some fresh air, hands-on learning and fun. Explore themes such as bugs, birds or bison on these family-friendly guided walks. This program promotes environmental education and touches base on Manitoba’s cultural history.

Guided Fishing Evening

Date: July 4

Location: FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Join FortWhyte Alive for a guided fishing experience on one of our five lakes. FortWhyte fishing guides will be on site to teach you the basics of fishing, and how to reel in your big catch. This guided experience is a great way for beginner fishers to learn how to head out on their own.

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Staying up-to-date with what is happening in the trucking industry helps make the job easier, and makes sure that you stay informed.

Check out these great articles!

TravelCenters of America launched a new round of updates to its TruckSmart app.
‘To solve this dilemma, we must either lower our goals for system maintenance and improvements, or raise new revenues,’ says Dr. Asha Weinstein Agrawal
New data from federal transportation officials indicates that fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles increased in the first year after the ELD Mandate went into effect — even though traffic fatalities in general went down.
Truck maker Volvo just debuted video of the autonomous electric “Vera” truck performing real world work at a port terminal.
FMCSA is looking for information on available data about loading, unloading and delay times at shippers and receivers; technology that could track detention time; how contracts between carriers and?
There are more than a few ways to cut fuel costs, but there?s no one way to save that works the same for every fleet. However, there are many fuel-saving technologies and tactics that work well across many fleets.
President Trump has initiated another trade war with Mexico, this time tied to curbing illegal immigration. While experts say the initial impact on trucking will be minimal, the effects will become more dire with each passing month if the dispute is not resolved quickly.
Truck Driver, a truck driving simulator game, is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 19 in digital and physical formats.

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Guest Post by Cindy Derricks, wife of a company driver

My husband just celebrated his 18th Anniversary with Len Dubois Trucking.

The reminder of this date got us talking and reminiscing about how we entered the trucking industry and how we have built our lives around it. If you’re a trucking family, you know exactly what I’m saying.

I wasn’t keen on the idea of my husband entering the trucking industry. But this was his choice and how we were going to provide for our family. Trucking was going to change our lives, and man did it ever.

You’ll have to remember that a lot has changed over the past 18 years. Getting into the industry and starting your career is a little different these days. Fresh out of driving school, my husband had already made arrangements to drive team. Actually, it was at the constant persistence of an acquaintance that my husband even started considering a career in trucking. They took to the roads as a team hauling for the first company that made an offer.

The recruiter had made grand promises of “when I make money, you’ll make money” and “we’ll get you home every two weeks” and “if you need time off, just book it.” There were more, but I’m sure you’ve heard them all before.

As we reminisced about these promises, we couldn’t help but laugh at about how far from the truth they had been, and at how naive we had been to believe them. You’ll have to remember that this was 2001. We didn’t have the resources back then that we have today, i.e. Google, company websites, social media. We had no way to verify to look into a company, and so we took the recruiter at his word and entered the world of trucking.

What a mess that was. The truck my husband got stuck with was old and not well maintained. We laugh now how it was held together with glue and duct tape. It wasn’t really, but the truck was in bad shape. The promise of home-time was a complete joke, with my husband spending four to six weeks out on the road only to be home for a few days before being sent out again. Oh, and booking time in, well we tried that once too, but that didn’t work out either.

After booking time in to celebrate our daughter’s second birthday, my husband received a call. He was forced dispatched on a run to Tennessee. After crossing customs, my husband was pulled into a DOT spot inspection check-point. I’m not at liberty to explain all the events that occurred next, but his trip ended when I drove down to Emerson to collect him, his partner, and all of their belongings.

This was our introduction to the trucking industry. It’s an important part of the story.

Yes, a lot of things have changed since 2001, trucking companies don’t operate the same way, but every so often, you hear the horror story. For me, at home, going through this was a nightmare. I was constantly worried about my husband’s safety. I had seen him a grand total of 10 days in five months. The money wasn’t nearly as good as it should have been because dispatch couldn’t keep him moving and he had a lot of downtime on the road.

Enter Len Dubois Trucking

By default, my husband was able to be home to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, but then it was time to start looking for another job. We knew our options were going to be limited because he only had 5 months experience, but we were much more careful this time. He went on a few interviews and asked the recruiters a lot of questions. Len Dubois Trucking was at the top of our list.

My husband had interviewed with Jason Dubois. What had caught our attention was Jason’s understanding of the industry. He was young, only a few years older than we were, and until recently, he had been a driver working for his dad’s company. When his father passed suddenly, he was forced into the internal operations of the company to run things with his mother. At the time we met him, he was working in dispatch with Gerry and recruiting drivers.
During the interview, my husband knew this was the company he wanted to work with. Jason made a lot of promises, too, but he had been humble and honest in what he was saying. He explained his position and the company culture he was building; a culture that put the drivers first. While we had a good feeling, we were a bit leery, after all, we had been burnt pretty bad by the first recruiter.

My husband’s first run with Len Dubois Trucking was in June of 2001. It was a short test trip to Arborg, MB and back. They put him in truck 20 and joked that this unit had been cursed. A number of drivers had taken their test trip in this unit and failed to be hired. We aren’t superstitious people by nature, but when my husband got the truck stuck in the wet, muddy roads of Arborg, we began to wonder; we even began to believe it when the bumper broke as the truck was towed out. All the way back to Winnipeg, we believed. There was no way my husband was going to get on with this company.

Back at the yard, and feeling a little deflated, my husband explained what had happened and offered to pay for the damages. Jason responded by telling us that wasn’t necessary and started making preparations to have the truck repaired before my husband’s next run. He was leaving for California in a few days. The curse of unit 20 had been broken.

Len Dubois Trucking, Our Extended Family

For the past 18 years, the Len Dubois crew has been a big part of our lives in the sense that we have created a partnership with them. Trucking is a demanding and fast-paced lifestyle. Trucking families don’t have the same luxuries of family time without planning; and because Len Dubois Trucking has always done their best to put the drivers first, we have been afforded a wonderful balance between work and life.

Gone are the days of me wondering when I will ever see my husband again because Len Dubois has stayed true to the promise to have him home every 7 to 10 days. In our 18 years with them, I can count on one hand the number of times his trip was delayed or a turn and burn was needed. Even then, he’s been home within three weeks.

Other than road conditions and the ridiculous weather patterns he has to face while travelling from one end of the continent to the other, I don’t have to worry about his safety. Len Dubois provides late model equipment, and the shop team does an amazing job of staying on top of repairs and regular maintenance. This is not to say he has never broken down on the road, because he has. But I know when he does, the shop team will get him into a repair shop without question and get him back on the road as quickly as possible. Beyond the maintenance team is John, the Safety and Compliance Manager, who is also the driver recruiter. He, like the rest of the team, helps build the family-oriented, driver culture that drives Len Dubois Trucking. He encourages and promotes safety at every turn, not just for compliance reasons, but to keep the fleet safe. When adverse weather conditions strike, he tells drivers to shut down, to remain safe; and he is never more than a phone call away for the drivers who run into issues on the road.

Booking time in has never been questioned by the dispatch team. It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, from important family celebrations to booking dental appointments, all we have to do is fill out the request form and submit it. My husband has not missed anything we have planned for while working with Len Dubois. In 2006 and 2009, we welcomed our boys into the world. The birth of children can’t be planned, but the Len Dubois team ensured that my husband stayed close to home and wasn’t more than 16 hours away for the weeks leading up to the expected delivery dates. With their commitment to putting the driver first, my husband was able to be home for the birth of his boys.

Financially, my husband has earned a great living working with Len Dubois. They are constantly examining the pay scale, making adjustments and adding to the driver’s bottom line. In this industry, if it isn’t rolling down the highway, it isn’t making money. Drivers have to move the miles to earn; it’s the nature of the job. Len Dubois has always made an effort to work smarter, not harder; and they have always ensured that their drivers are at the top of the industry pay scale.

So, to Jason and the entire team, I say thank you for being a dedicated and honest extension to our family. Working with all of you has made this lifestyle easier on me, my children and most certainly my husband.

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Trucking isn’t traditionally thought of as family friendly, yet many drivers get into trucking because they can earn a pretty good living that provides well for their family. If you are a trucker with a spouse and kids, then you know exactly what we are saying.

How to Make Trucking Family Friendly

While trucking families do have to endure a certain amount of sacrifice, there are plenty of opportunities to make trucking family friendly; it just takes some planning and a little bit of work. Here are some tips to get you started:

#1 Schedule Your Family Time

It’s not going to happen if you don’t make time for it. Over the years, we have found that families that schedule their time together definitely spend more time together than those who don’t. From the daily phone call or Skype to planning the big family get-together, schedule it and make it part of your routine.

#2 Establish a Division of Labour for Your Home-Time

When drivers get home, they are tired and need time to adjust from life over-the-road. One thing we have seen many families fall victim to is too much down-time for drivers during home-time. While it is essential to get in some much needed R&R, make sure that you are providing a chance for your spouse and children to join in on that time. Help lighten the load your family normally faces when you’re gone by stepping in to take care of some of the chores and family responsibilities. This will free up some time for everyone to enjoy doing something together!

#3 Use Technology as Your Connection when you are Away

We probably all take for granted the technology at our fingertips. Drivers today have a much easier time staying connected to their families than drivers did as little as 15 years ago. Using our phones and computers to stay connected means that drivers can help with homework, watch their kids score the winning goal, be present during meals, play online video games, and so much more. Just make sure you have an excellent Data Plan, and you’re good to go for just about anything.

#4 Don’t Be Afraid to Book Time In

You can’t guarantee that you’ll be there for every important life event that happens, but you can make a reasonable effort by booking the time in that you need. If you are unwilling to miss your wife’s birthday, or your daughter’s first dance recital, or your son’s first soccer game, book the time in. With enough notice, dispatch should be able to plan runs around your request, and you’ll be able to plan for the disruption in pay.

#5 Pull for a Family Friendly Trucking Company

Working for a trucking company that values you and your family will go a long way to making your trucking career family friendly. Pulling for a company that can balance the fine line between earning a good living to support your family while providing solid home-time to spend with them means that you’re with the right family-friendly company.

Growing up in a trucking family myself, I have always stressed and placed, importance on growing a trucking company that places a high priority on a healthy work/life balance. While the industry can sometimes through hurdles in the way, overall Len Dubois Trucking has been able to deliver on this promise.

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