November 25, 2015

How to Stay Safe and Enjoy Thanksgiving on the Road

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Fifty million turkeys are consumed in the United States for Thanksgiving, but how do those turkeys get delivered? To bring us our favorite Thursday feast, many truck drivers spend the holidays away from loved ones so that millions of Americans can enjoy dinner with their families and friends. We at KeepTruckin are extremely grateful for everything truck drivers do on a daily basis, especially the sacrifices they make during the holiday season!

Eat well

For drivers on the road this Thanksgiving, here are three restaurants that are open and serving up delicious, easy-on-the-wallet, turkey dinners.

  1. Golden Corral: Buffet Style ($13.99)
  2. Cracker Barrel: Single Serving Turkey Dinner ($11.99)
  3. Boston Market: Traditional Turkey Dinner ($9-$18)

If you are driving during the holiday season, you might confront some serious traffic and bad weather. Here are a few tips to help keep you and our roads safe this Thanksgiving:

De-ice your truck

Driving during the holiday season is hard enough, but it’s even more difficult when the weather turns sour. Make sure to clear your windows of ice and snow so you can ensure maximum visibility.

Double-check vehicle maintenance

Nothing is worse than running out of wiper fluid on the road when you desperately need it. A proper vehicle maintenance check before you hit the road can save you time and keep you safe!

Leave early to account for traffic delays

The roads will be packed with people trying to make it home for the holidays so it’s important to plan for potential delays. Pull over for breaks if you can, and leave early so you don’t have to rush.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at KeepTruckin! We sincerely wish you a wonderful holiday.

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