Fifty million turkeys are consumed in the United States for Thanksgiving. But how do those turkeys get delivered? Many truck drivers spend Thanksgiving trucking, away from loved ones, so millions of Americans can enjoy dinner with their families and friends. Quite a way to say, “Happy Thanksgiving truck drivers!”

We at Motive are extremely grateful for everything truck drivers do on a daily basis, especially the sacrifices they make during the holiday season!

So, we’ve put together some tips to help those drivers celebrate Thanksgiving, even when they’re on the road.

How to make the most of Thanksgiving truckingEat well

Tip 1: 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)

Tiip 2: De-ice your truck

If you’re Thanksgiving trucking, you might confront some serious traffic and bad weather. 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.

Tip 3: 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!

Tip 4: Leave early to account for traffic delays

The roads will be packed with people trying to make it home for the holidays while you’re Thanksgiving trucking, 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 truck drivers from all of us at Motive! We sincerely wish you a wonderful holiday.