Taking my 4 year old over the road
by Cashawnda Gunter
While I was pregnant in 2010 I decided stop driving. I am currently in the process of obtaining my cdl again and going back over the road. I now have a 4 year old boy and have found a company that will allow him to ride with me. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or suggestions or personal stories to share with exactly how this might work.
Response from Vicki:
Thanks for asking a question on our website about taking a 4-year-old over the road in a truck.
Most 4-year-olds we know tend to be high-energy and easy-to-distract. You will need to have a way of keeping your boy sufficiently occupied while you drive so that you can concentrate on driving. (I'm sure you know that distracted driving is very serious and it takes only a moment for things to go very badly.)
I am opening this up to other readers so that they may share their thoughts. Questions I have include:
"What was the age of the youngest child you ever took with you on the road?"
"How did you keep your child sufficiently occupied while you drove?"
"Did you 'homeschool' your child in the truck?"
"Did your spouse travel with you and your child?"
"How did you handle potentially frequent needs for bathroom breaks?"
Thanks in advance for your help.
Cashawnda, you mentioned obtaining your CDL "again". I'm wondering why that would be necessary if you had had it in the past.
Should you pursue going in trucking again, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.