5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR A LONG ROAD TRIP
Holly Carter / Monday, February 28, 2022 / Categories: Work World, Travel

5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR A LONG ROAD TRIP

Being a traveling healthcare professional, you move around…A LOT. Your current assignment and your next assignment can be all the way across the country from one another. Some people choose to fly from spot to spot but many opt in to driving their own car to their next assignment. That is why it is so important to know how to operate your vehicle safely and know all of the basic ins and outs of maintaining your vehicle. Following these tips can help you get to your next assignment safe and sound. 

  1. Have a car preparedness kit

When going on longer car trips, it’s essential to have a car preparedness kit packed so your ready whatever is thrown your way. Of course one of hte most important things to have on you on your trip is your cell phone so you are able to call for help when and where you need it. Some other suggestions for your car preparedness kit are: 

  • Cell phone and charger

  • Flashlight

  • First Aid kit

  • Jumper cables

  • Tire pressure gauge

  • Car jack

  • Basic tools (hammer, screw driver, plyers, etc)

  • Duct tape

  • Water and paper towels

  • Non-perishable food items, drinking water and medicine

  • Maps

  • Emergency Blankets, coats, towels

  • Extra windshield washer fluid

 

  1. Get your car serviced before a long trip

Keeping up with regular maintenance on your car can go a long way in preventing break downs while on your journey. If you have been keeping up on the manufacturer's suggestions for maintenance, then you should be good to travel. If not, take your car to your mechanic or dealership to get a car ‘check up’ a week or so before you plan to leave. 

 

  1. Get to know your car and it’s features

Sure you drive your car almost everyday but do you know how to check your tire pressure? How to refill the windshield washer fluid? How to change a tire? These are all basic tasks you should be knowledgeable on how to do, in case the opportunity ever arises. 

 

  1. Plan your travel before you take off

Check out the route you’re going to take and check for construction, traffic and road conditions. If it will take you multiple days to drive to your destination, take time to plan where you will stop for the night and see what hotels are in the area and make a reservation. Especially if you have pets, to take the time before hand to find pet-friendly hotels so you and your fur babies aren't stranded. 

 

  1. Travel with AAA

OneStaff is the first and only healthcare staffing agency to offer a AAA membership. With amazing perks such as 24/7 roadside assistance, hotel member-only discounts, rental car discounts and so much more; traveling with AAA is a no brainer. With OneStaff and AAA you can go farther, work harder and experience more while being protected away from home. Even better, our AAA membership plan will cover you for an entire year at no cost to you!

 

If you are ready to take on the adventures of travel nursing reach out today at 877-783-1483 or browse our current jobs here!

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