With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to think of that special someone. They travel far and wide making special deliveries to eager customers. They work through the night in some cases, making sure everyone is satisfied. No, I’m not talking about good ol’ St. Nick, I’m talking around that special big rig buddy you have in your life. We’re here to help you give back to that trucking family member or loved one with these great gifts for truck drivers.
Holiday Gifts For Truck Drivers
The first item on our holiday gift guide for truckers is a GPS. Although most trucking companies have provided their employees with a GPS, getting one that your trucking friend can have all to themselves is a great holiday gift. Whether it’s finding a drop-off location in their rig, or tracking down a tricky address in their car at home, a GPS can come in handy while on the road.
There’s nothing worse than being at the mercy of the local radio stations. Traveling across the country, truckers are forced to partake in an irritating game of hide-and-seek while trying to find a suitable station. Luckily, an adapter will turn any iPhone or other mobile device into a personalized radio. Using apps like Pandora or Spotify, your trucker can create their very own playlist for the road.
While many truckers will opt for a roadside motel, many choose to sleep in their cab to save money. Chilly nights can be rough for long haulers, so an electric blanket can be a great holiday gift to keep your trucker warm.
A wireless headset can be a great gift for those on the road. A wireless headset allows truckers to communicate with employers, customers, and more importantly, family while still keeping their eyes on the road.
All truckers should already have one in their rig. However, they’re not always up-to-date. A proper safety kit including a flashlight, road flares, and rain gear, can put a trucker’s mind at ease while on the road.
Personalized Mud Flaps
Show your favorite trucker how well you know him or her by purchasing personalized mud flaps. Whether they feature his or her favorite movie character or band, they will make a statement wherever your favorite trucker goes.
XM Satellite Radio
Another music option for your favorite trucker is Sirius XM radio. Commercial-free and host to a variety of music, sports, politics, and talk channel, this can be a great holiday gift for truckers.
Unfortunately, not all rigs are properly equipped with the right outlets to charge phones and other electrical devices. A USB adapter or other forms of adapters will allow your trucker to charge their electronics without having to worry about finding the correct outlet.
If your favorite trucker is a bibliophile, a Kindle can be the perfect gift so they can satisfy their literature needs on the road. With a library of thousands of books, a Kindle will allow truckers to read everything from Mark Twain to Stephen King while on the road.
We don’t have to tell you about all the crazy stuff your trucker runs into on the road- you know from first-hand experience. While some drivers consider dash cams an invasion of privacy, they can come in handy when needed to prove a truckers innocence in accidents or other issues you the trucker might receive a ticket for.
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