We have posted all of the best ofs for all essential things that make a truckers life so much easier. If you've missed any of them, don't worry. This blog post is all about the top 2 best ofs of all of the blog posts.
Here they are!!
The Best Restaurants For Truckers - Top 2
#1 - Waffle House
Okay, who doesn't love Waffle House?! I don't think anyone is surprised that this was our #1 choice!
Waffle House locations an be found in multiple states and cities around the U.S., making it easy for truck drivers to find a 24 hour place to take a little break and eat some delicious grub. Check out their locations and menu here.
#2 - IHOP
Did someone say pancakes? You really can't go wrong when it comes to stopping for some tasty treats at an IHOP.
IHOP, just like Waffle House, also has multiple locations around the U.S. and is open 24/7 to satisfy any time of day cravings. Check out their locations and their full menu here.
The Best Bluetooth Headsets For Truckers - Top 2
#1 - Blue Parrot
It's no surprise that the Blue Parrot takes the cake as the #1 headset for truckers. Check out what they offer here.
#2 - Blue Tiger Elite
Coming in second is the Blue Tiger Elite. This is another great, durable, well known-option. You can check them out here.
The Best GPS For Truckers - Top 2
And... the #1 voted GPS is actually an old school atlas? As it turns out, a lot of truckers still like to rely on the old school atlas to get them where they need to go. This could be due to having one too many of those experiences where GPS directions have gone wrong. Either way, it's kind of refreshing to see that so many truckers still love to use these as map reading skills are still very important.
Of course, most of the drivers said they use an atlas with a digital GPS as a companion, but still, it was the #1 voted for choice! Here is a link to an atlas we think would be the best to have.
#2 Garmin Dezl 580 LMT-S
The #2 voted best GPS for truck drivers is a Garmin Dezl 580 LMT-S. This is a 5" navigator with live updates, and weather updates by linking to a phone app. You can customize your trucking route by putting the size and weight of your semi truck into the GPS system. These are some of the top features but they also have many more! Now, most of these are on the more expensive side. These would be a good thing to ask for for Christmas or a birthday. If you are able to spend the money to get one of these, according to our truckers, it will be well worth it. Here is a link to the Garmin Dezl 580 LMT-S, go check it out!
The Best Mattresses For Semi Trucks - Top 2
#1 - Purple Mattress
Not only is the purple mattress voted #1 by truck drivers, it is also voted #1 for customer satisfaction told by their website. Although these can be quite pricey, they are the best when it comes to comfort. They have what they call the "purple grid", this is a "comfort technology that instantly and intelligently adapts to your body to softly cradle your hips and shoulders and firmly support your back’s natural shape" (Purple Mattress). Sounds really comfy to me and probably worth the money!! Check out what they have to offer here.
#2 - Pillowtop
The #2 voted mattress for semi-trucks is the pillowtop mattress. Pillowtop mattresses are said to be some of the most sought after kinds.. This is because their soft top helps alleviate pressure points. Some may even say that it feels as though they are staying at a luxury hotel. A lot of pillowtop mattresses are known to not be the best when it comes to durability, but if you do your research and invest in the nicer of the pillowtops offered, you are sure to find one that will last you for many years. These mattresses can be found in many places, one of the websites you can find them on is here.
The Best Slowcookers For Truckers - Top 2
#1 Instant Pot
Not only is the Instant Pot voted America's #1 pressure cooker and multicooker, it is also voted #1 from truck drivers as well. You can choose from the amount of quarts, the different styles of cooking, and the size of the instant pot. As told by their website "The cooker combines the functions of at least 10 of your kitchen cooking tools, so you can replace your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, porridge pot, stewing pot, sauté pan, steamer, yogurt maker, food warmer, and now, it can even replace a sous vide immersion circulator." Find out more information on the Instant Pot here.
It's no surprise that a crockpot was voted the #2 top slowcooker for trucks. Can you say meal prepping made easy? All you have to do is get the ingredients, stick it in the crockpot, and let it do it's thing. You can choose from multiple different brands, but this is the brand that we think would be the best fit for truck drivers. Check out our choice here. This exact crockpot comes with a handle and locks the lid down, that way you won't have any spills while driving!
The Best Fridges For Semi Trucks - Top 2
#1 - Dorm Fridge
Of course this would be one of the top choices, who wouldn't go for a fridge meant for small spaces?
We suggest this mini fridge from Amazon - voted THE best dorm fridge. Click here to check it out. Of course not all of us have $200 sitting around to give up for a new fridge. If that's the case, take a look at what came in #2 on the list.
#2 - Walmart Mini Fridge
Truckers love a good deal on a mini fridge and Walmart has a great selection. For example, maybe you've only got $100 but still want something that will get the job done Walmart has a lot to choose from such as this Frigidaire single door fridge.
The Best Hotels For Truckers - Top 2
#1 - Holiday Inn
The #1 voted hotel to stay at while out on the road driving was Holiday Inn. They have locations all throughout the U.S., making it easy to find one that is near you. The Holiday Inn was founded on August 1st, 1952 and as of September 2018 had 1,173 active hotels and over 214,000 bedrooms. Including locations in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific!! Check out their website here.
#2 - Comfort Inn
The Comfort Inn is another hotel that has several locations. This was voted the #2 best hotel options for truckers. The Comfort Inn is apart of the Choice Hotels International chain. "The company, which is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, owns several hotel brands ranging from upscale to economy. As of March, 2019, Choice Hotels franchised 7,005 properties in 41 countries and territories worldwide, with approximately 568,112 rooms" (Choice Hotels International). Check out their locations here.
The Best Boots For Truckers - Top 2
#1 - Red Wing Boots
Red Wing Boots were voted the #1 choice for best weather quality boots! There are so many different styles and types you can choose from. Want some that have steel toes? They have them. Need some that are best for working in the snow? They have some of those as well. They have both men and women's boots to choose from. Check out what all they have to offer on their website here.
#2 - Carhart
Carhart boots were voted the #2 choice by truck drivers themselves. You can choose from safety toe or non-safety toe ones. They have men, women, and even kids boots to choose from!! Be sure to stick around to learn more about their gloves that were voted the #2 gloves for truck drivers. Check out what they have to offer on their website here.
The Best Gloves For Truckers - Top 2
#1 - Caterpillar
Their gloves were voted the #1 gloves for all weather conditions. On the website they have 18 different styles to choose from. There are gloves with half fingers, padded palm, high impact utility, high visibility, and much more. Check out their website for more information here.
#2 - Carhart
Carhart was voted the #2 glove for truck drivers. They have 62 gloves to choose from on their website. They have insulated, work and garden, high dexterety, and a whole lot more. The options are endless, and the different types are for any and all winter weather conditions. Check out more on their website here.
Well, what do you think? Is it accurate? These were voted on by TRUCKERS THEMSELVES. Do you agree? If not, please comment your thoughts below!