Finding that perfect gift for the trucker in your life can be tricky business. It needs to be small enough to not take up too much space in their cab and useful enough to justify them traveling with it. From slow cookers made for
to practical and handy road atlases, truck drivers Truckers News rounded up some gift ideas for truck drivers this Christmas season.
Help your trucker keep all of their various tools and gadgets organized with one of Carhartt's Legacy tool bags, available in four sizes. The bags are treated with Rain Defender water repellent, sewn together with triple needle-stitch construction for durability, and are loaded with pockets. The Legacy Tool Bags come in three sizes: 14 inches ($49.99), 16 inches ($69.99) and 18 inches ($99.99).
Whether you're giving them a gift card to a truck stop chain or a gift subscription to Audible, gift cards and subscriptions make easy but thoughtful gifts. There are countless subscription options you could gift: Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Audible, and Spotify, to name a few.
Give the gift of clear communication by getting your trucker a Plantronics Voyager 5200 headset. It has four microphones and a proprietary DSP that work to cancel disruptive background noise like traffic. The Voyager 5200 offers up seven hours of non-stop talk from a single charge and has an extended mobile range of up to 98 feet. The Voyager 5200 is available online and at travel centers for about $100.
Kenworth has unveiled its 2019 calendars featuring its trucks in both work and scenic settings. The 2019 Kenworth Wall Calendar is $16.95 and the 2019 Kenworth Appointment Calendar is $11.95. They are available from the Kenworth online store.
The Roadpro Slow Cooker can provide your trucker with a home-cooked meal despite them not having access to a formal kitchen. Its capacity is 1.5 quarts, which is an ideal size for someone traveling over the road solo. It has a six-foot power cord and glass lid with stretch cord to keep it secure. It's available from Amazon for around $34 and is in travel centers.
GPS devices are great, but it's always a good idea for your trucker to have a hard copy of a road atlas to reference. The 2019 Rand McNally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas is available in three formats: paperback, with laminated pages and a spiral binding, and in a larger print version. They are available from Amazon, in travel stores, and directly from Rand McNally. Prices range from $20-$70 depending on the format.
This four-CD posthumous box set, titled "An American Treasure," has never before heard music from legendary musician Tom Petty. It features 60 tracks and contains unreleased live recordings, studio recordings, deep cuts, and alternate versions of some of Petty’s most popular songs. It is available from Amazon for $40.
Night-Lite Driving Glasses from Eagle Eyes filter out high-intensity light from oncoming vehicles and reduce glare so that your trucker can see more clearly while driving at night. They come in several styles with prices ranging from $49.95 to $119.95.
The Cab Commander from Duluth Trading keeps everything your trucker may need organized and easily accessible. It has padded pockets and compartments for their laptop, rolled up atlas, cell phone, headset, and more. It unbuckles so that it can easily be carried in and out of the cab. The Cab Commander retails for $40. Your trucker inevitably spends a lot of time sitting down. The RelaxFusion lumbar cushion by Wagan Tech helps them do that in comfort. Its high-density memory foam is designed to provide pressure relief, and its gel cells provide cooling comfort. It is available from Randy's Truck Parts for $40.