Wondering what to give the truck driver in your life for Christmas this year? Let Truckstop.com help. Check out this list of must-haves for the haul-idays for the favorite trucker in your life!
1. Multipurpose demolition tool
Truck drivers never know when they’ll be in a tough spot. Help them get out of them with a multitool like this one from Trucker’s Friend. This heavy-duty gadget has a tire chain hook, an axe, a pry bar, hammer, and more. It’s perfect for prying loose nails, chipping away at ice, etc. This particular one is also made in the USA.
2. Lined flannel shirt
It’s hard to predict what Mother Nature might do, and a truck driver never knows when they may need to throw iron or chip away at the ice covering a windshield. Help keep ‘em warm with a quilted flannel shirt. Wrangler makes a great one available in a variety of colors at a very good price. They also make one with a hood in case that’s more your trucker’s speed.
3. Stainless steel travel cup
Not all travel tumblers are created equal, and a truck driver’s to-go mug is going to take a beating. Make sure the trucker you love has a travel cup they’ll love. This one from Yeti will keep hot things hot and cold things cold. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe, will fit in a cupholder, and comes in a variety of colors.
4. Leather work gloves
In the winter time, gloves can get wet and need time to dry, so even if your trucker already has a pair, they will always benefit from another pair of work gloves. These leather ones from Wells Lamont are a constant favorite because of their comfort and durability.
5. An audiobook subscription
Keep your trucker from boredom when they’re on the road by getting them a subscription to an audiobook service. Amazon’s Audible and Audiobooks.com are both available in the App Store or from GooglePlay. They can search by their favorite author or genre, and listen anytime from anywhere.
6. Personal portable oven
Homemade meals are a luxury when you’re trucking. Send your trucker on the road with a personal portable oven and some homemade meals! These little ovens are capable of heating up leftovers and a great alternative to microwaves which draw a lot of power. This oven from HotLogic has great reviews, but there are a lot of similar products on the market. Make sure to include an inverter so it can be powered up in a truck!
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With SiriusXM, truckers can stream their favorite music or listen to live sports events or favorite TV shows. Subscriptions start at just $5/month! Some vehicles come with SiriusXM already installed; for everyone else, you can also gift a SiriusXM radio so they can listen anywhere.
8. Polarized sunglasses
Treat your trucker to a nice pair of sunglasses. It can be hard to justify the cost, but given the amount of time they are worn each day, it’ll be more than worth it. Truck drivers again and again list Maui Jim and Oakley as some of their favorite sunglasses to wear behind the wheel. Make sure they are a comfortable fit and come in a polarized lens!
9. Seat cushion
Seat cushions degrade and fall apart over time, so why not give your trucker a new seat cushion for their truck so they can drive in comfort? This one has tons of great reviews and a removable cover so you can throw it in the wash.
10. Stocked shower bag
Shower bags can get grimy after years of use. Get your trucker a new shower bag and stock it with everything they need for their time on the road. Think deodorant, razors, Band-Aids, shaving cream, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, hand cream, tweezers, etc.
11. Truckstop.com Load Board
If your trucker also finds their own loads to haul, give them the gift of Truckstop.com’s Load Board! Basic is just $35/month and comes with load searching and truck posting so they can keep their truck rolling whenever they need to.