Ways to Spend Your Time Off When Driving OTR

March 24, 2014 9:17 am Published by Comment

If you’re a truck driver and driving Over the Road (OTR), you spend weeks at a time behind the wheel. You’re able to experience great adventures, beautiful scenic routes and transport the necessary goods during your voyage. Over the Road living is something a driver must adjust to, but what about your time off when the OTR job is completed? Once you’ve finished your journey, you may ask yourself “What are the best ways to spend my time back home?”

With some time on your hands and other goals in life you would like to accomplish, Smith Transport wants to give you a few ideas on ways to spend your time off. Some are productive, relaxing, fun and out-of-the-ordinary. Some can make you feel accomplished, stress-free, creative or even restore your energy levels.

Here are a few ways to spend your time off when driving OTR:

  • Spend time outdoors – camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, rafting/canoeing, gardening, horse riding, paintballing, snorkeling, skiing, skydiving, golfing, sailing and going on nature walks
  • Do arts & crafts: scrapbooking, pottery, candle making, drawing, weaving, beadwork and beading
  • Attend a paint class
  • Fix your household objects
  • Pamper yourself – get a massage or facial
  • Learn a new hobby
  • Spend time with your spouse and family
  • Find new recipes to cook
  • Bake a dessert for your family, friends or neighbors
  • Start a blog or write a journal
  • Take a vacation
  • Clean out your attic
  • Browse the Internet to learn how-to’s or new facts
  • Redecorate your home – rearrange furniture or repaint your walls
  • Contact and reconnect with old friend or out-of-town relatives
  • Exercise in your home, at the gym or go on walks around the neighborhood
  • Go to a local park
  • Donate clothes, canned foods and other items to nonprofit organizations and community-based programs
  • Walk or run a marathon
  • Research local festivals and events to attend
  • Read a good book
  • Attend the movie theatre
  • Volunteer at a non-profit organization

When you complete your OTR journey and have time away from your trucking career, take these tips into consideration. Whether you’re looking to be productive, adventurous, relaxed or gain new experiences, we hope you now have plenty of ideas!

Interested in driving for Smith? We’d love for you to apply. When applying to drive for Smith Transport, you can choose from a number of open positions. We’re currently looking for solo and team company drivers in its van division. There is also a need for tank drivers. We offer great pay and benefits packages. Smith Transport is a trucking company unlike any other. We treat our employees like family members and take pride in taking good care of all of our employees. If you’re looking for a career that not only pays well, but is also enjoyable, drive for Smith Transport! Click here to apply or call 866-265-3718. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.


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