Radiology is an ever growing profession. As the need for your expertise becomes more demanding, you may find that traveling to new areas to provide your services proves to be both exciting and lucrative. Before you begin your travels, it is always important to know what to expect from your journey. Since you will be taking your wheels (or perhaps a rental) you will want to make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for work.
Before you go anywhere, it is important to make sure that everything is taken care of such as your home, and where you are planning to stay. Make sure that your accommodations are ready for you when you get there to avoid any problems. Showing up a few days earlier than your assignment starts is always beneficial so that you can get settled in and make adjustments as necessary.
Organizing the trip
Now that you know where you’re going, you need to take steps to ensure the trip goes smoothly. Google offers many options for travel, like apps that inform you of traffic conditions and weather so that you can plan your trip effectively. You will not want to just find the shortest route in distance, but the safest roads that will take less time to travel. Many highways have variable speed limits and stops, like having to slow down for many towns. Choosing the fastest way is not always the shortest way.
Do remember that you will still have to plan fuel stops. Understanding your vehicle’s fuel consumption and capacity will help you choose when and where you will need to pit stop and give your car a drink.
Depending on how far your destination is, the road can definitely tire you out. If your trip is going to be long, you will want to get plenty of rest prior to your departure. If your new location is going to be in a new time zone, or your new scheduling will require new hours, you may consider getting your body adjusted to the new time frame.
Once you get on the road, you may feel a little bored after the first few miles. To keep yourself lively, make sure that you bring some entertainment with you like music or audio books that will keep your mind preoccupied so you will stay alert.
Before you leave, because you will be traveling the road with your own vehicle, you will need to make sure it is travel worthy. Check all the tires, change the oil and make sure that your spare tire and emergency kit are ready. I have seen many people that thought their spare was inflated and found out too late it was flat.
If you are traveling at night, you will want to bring a flash light, road flares, and probably a neon safety vest in case there are problems that arise. It is better to be safe than sorry.
On the road
The road can sometimes be a lonely place and during a monotonous drive. One way to bring the road some life is by letting your four-legged friend tag along. Although it seems like there will be more work involved, a pet in the car can definitely make the trip a little more enjoyable.