Today we conclude our series on Christmas gifts for truck drivers with our Top 10 recommendations. These gifts are good for a variety of budgets and are all items that truck drivers would LOVE to receive.
Without further ado...
A GPS is on the pricey end of the truck driver gift spectrum, but it's an item that will definitely be put to good use. A GPS is a great way to help OTR truck drivers get from Point A to Point B easily, but it should always be checked against a truck driver atlas to ensure that your beloved truck driver will not get stranded in a no-access area.
Motor Carriers' Road Atlas- $13.57
A road atlas is the go-to navigation item for truck drivers. A truck driver will benefit from a road atlas because it will tell them the best route to take to get to a shipper and receiver. Added bonus - it is a great companion gift to a trucker's GPS!
Kindle Fire HD - $199
A Kindle Fire is a great way to stay connected with friends and family back home. Drivers can utilize Skype to video chat with loved ones and keep everybody up to date with social media apps like Facebook and Twitter. Kindles also allow truckers to stay entertained during down time with movies, TV shows, and games.
A Bluetooth headset allows for truckers to stay in touch with those back home while driving. This BlueParrott headset is comfortable to wear and is great at blocking out loud background noises of the truck. The one-touch dialing and answering makes it simple to use and ensures that you're not violating any handheld device laws.
PIP Brahma Men's Work Gloves- $8.63
Work gloves are a must for over the road drivers. Truckers need them for a variety of tasks, from drop-and-hooking to tarping and chaining loads. A set of 3 or 4 is good because drivers will definitely burn through them over time.
There's nothing worse than pulling out your $2 flashlight to check your tires and finding that it's broken. A flashlight is one of those things where you get what you pay for. Truckers will be using flashlights a lot in this career, so it's a good idea to purchase one that will last for some time. Maglites are proven to be sturdy, durable, and high-quality.
Caterpillar Men's 2nd Shift 6" Plain Soft Toe Boot - $67.19 - $104.55
Quality work boots are a necessity for the professional truck driver. Steel toed boots aren't a requirement, but shoes that can withstand water, mud, and diesel will be helpful in performing the day-to-day tasks of a trucker.
You never know when you'll need some basic tools on the road! Space is at a premium inside a truck, so a compact tool kit is a great solution. This Apollo Precision Tools Set keeps useful tools organized and at your fingertips without wasting precious storage space.
Reebok Resistance Tube - $8.91
Resistance bands are great workout themed gifts that are appropriate for someone who may not necessarily be a big gym rat. Resistance bands offer a lot of flexibility in terms of varying exercises and can be used easily in the cab of a truck by looping the tube through the door handle.
RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove - $33.87
A portable stove is another great on-the-go cooking tool for truck drivers. A portable stove allows truckers the opportunity to buy frozen foods at the grocery store, chuck 'em in the stove, and drive. When they stop, they have a nice, warm meal. These portable stoves can be used with pre-cooked foods as well as items like beans, soup, and rice.
There it is -- ten truck driver gifts for any budget! Any truck driver would be perfectly pleased to receive any of these gifts for Christmas.