Dad will tell you that he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day and not to bother. But, no matter what he says, there’s something he’d like for the cab of his truck, something that would make life on the road a little more comfortable.
But what does he really want? To find out, RoadPro surveyed its Road Warrior Club and Facebook fans, and here’s what they say truck driving dads want for Father’s Day:
BlueParrott Wireless Headset
The BlueParrott B350-XT has top noise-canceling and sound quality, which will make those calls home crystal clear. The new Parrott Button allows you to set it to mute, speed dial and more. It pairs to the phone with a single touch and can be charged via micro USB. Includes both DC and AC chargers.
Dad always knows the way home, but sometimes needs a little help finding other destinations. Rand McNally’s TND Tablet 80 will solve that. The GPS and Android tablet features IntelliRoute TND navigation and features, an 8-inch screen, onboard dash cam and preloaded trucking apps.
Dad is never driving solo with this navigator and dash cam on board. The dash cam with Automatic Incident Detection serves as a trucker’s eyewitness and saves driving footage. The 6-inch, high-res screen comes with HD Digital Traffic, the traffic avoidance solution available from Garmin, and Bluetooth technology for calling hands-free or pairing with a Bluetooth-enabled headset.
This Bluetooth-enabled headset eliminates unnecessary steps. It announces who’s calling and waits for you to say “Answer” or “Ignore.” It’s also easy to check battery level, connection status and more with the press of a button. Interacts with Siri, Google Now and Cortana.
This iceless cooler makes it easier for Dad to eat right on the road. It chills everything inside to 40° F below the surrounding temperature. Plugs into the dash with the included power cord. Large enough to hold 44 cans and works as a chest or upright like a small fridge with a door that converts to open from either side.
The Tone Ultra may well be the most comfortable headset Dad will ever own. The lightweight around-the-neck design with retractable earbuds is stylish and comfortable. It offers up to 17 hours of talk time and 13 hours of play time. Comes with extra ear gels and micro five-pin USB charging cable.
Dad will be able to keep all his devices charged with this powerful, mobile power supply. It supports AC devices rated up to 2000 watts, has four three-prong AC outlets and two USB ports and a removable control panel. A free app allows you to pair the inverter with your mobile phone to remotely access features and settings.
Cooking and eating meals in the cab saves money while avoiding unhealthy food options. This stove plugs directly into a 12-volt power port and cooks or warms food up to 300° F. It includes a 5.5-foot power cord and uses aluminum disposable pans.
Watching “Game of Thrones” on a tablet isn’t optimal. A 19-inch TV/DVD can make even the most cramped sleeper feel like a living room. Crystal-clear picture quality and Dolby sound make the viewing experience complete.
Dad will probably never admit to singing along with the stereo, but this FM Transmitter makes it too easy to resist. It locks in great sound and allows for easy station changing when he hears something that’s out of his range.