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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Best Father's Day Gifts For Truck Drivers

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The Best Father's Day Gifts For Truck Drivers

Are you still struggling to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for that special truck driver in your life? Well, Father’s Day is this Sunday, so you better roll on before it is too late. If your dad is a truck driver what better way to treat him than finding something that is going to make all those long trips a little better. So if you are struggling to find that wow gift we have gathered a list of the best Father’s Day gifts for truck drivers.

The Best Father's Day Gifts For Truck Drivers

1. Heavy Duty Phone Case

Working as a truck driver can be rough, and it is a long way from the cob to the concrete. So having a quality phone case is a must-have for any trucker.

2. AC/DC Power Inverter

Being able to plug in everyday appliances like a TV, microwave, or video game is essential for anyone away from home for days or even weeks at a time. Now your Dad can have some of the conveniences of home while on the road.

3. Audio Books

Sometimes you need a good book to keep you occupied while on a long haul. If your dad is a reader, you should consider getting him an Audible subscription. They offer thousands of titles from any genre imaginable. There is no way your dad won’t find something to enjoy. 

4. Sirius Radio Subscription

If your dad is more of a music buff, then I would recommend a Sirius Radio subscription, because let's be honest there is nothing better than driving along with your favorite tunes. They offer several packages to choose from including sports, racing, and news. No more having to find local radio stations or constantly listen to the same old songs from their iPod.

5. Hotel Voucher

This is a great way to treat your dad for the day especially if they can’t make it home for Father’s Day. After a long and stressful day, they get to enjoy a big bed, private shower, wifi, and cable TV.

However, you will need to do your research and consider a lot of details before choosing a hotel. This gesture can quickly turn into a nightmare for your favorite trucker.
  • Biggie: Do they allow truck parking?
  • The hotel should be a national chain or have several locations in the region your dad hauls in.
  • Check out online reviews and the experience of fellow truckers.
  • The hotel needs to be located near a major interstate and highway.
  • Do they allow pets? (If your Dad has a dog with him on the road)

6. Restaurant or Truck Stop Gift Card

A delicious warm meal at a nice sit-down restaurant could just be the things to turn a rough day around. Even an ice cold drink or snack can help your Dad get back on the road in higher spirits. Just remember when you are choosing a truck stop or restaurant that it should be an established chain with truck parking available. 

7. Shower Duffel Bag

It might sound like a super simple gift, but your trucking father will really appreciate it. Pick up a solid color duffle bag with metal zippers because it is higher quality and will last longer. Throw in a big fluffy town, shampoo, conditioner, his favorite wash (if he likes bar soap get a travel case), deodorant, toothpaste, a new toothbrush, and a pair of shower sandals.

8. Seat Cushion or Massage Insert

Trucking driving is hard on the body, and a seat cushion and/or massage cushion is perfect for relieving some of the stress. He can get a massage to ease some of the pain and soreness he gets from his long days on the road.

9. Home Cooked Meal

If your trucking Dad has a mini fridge and access to a microwave, you might consider making a delicious home cooked meal for him to take on the road. This is a great way to remind him of home when he is on the road. Besides, let's face it, home cooking is always better than what he is getting on the road. Ask your Mom what his favorite meal is and have it ready next time he hits the road. Send your Dad off with some of the luxuries of home.

10. Mobile Air Purifier

Does your Dad suffer from seasonal allergies? Get him a 12-volt air purifier that plugs right into the cigarette lighter. This little device will eliminate dust, odors, pollen, and smoke! This is an inexpensive and thoughtful gift that will help your Dad on a daily bases.

Happy Father’s Day

No one knows your dad better than you do and we are sure you’ll find the perfect gift to show him how much he means to you. We want to take a moment to thank all dads out there for teaching your kids everything you know and crafting perfect drivers! Also, remember that the 2290 filing season is upon us!


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts For Truckers

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Father’s day is almost here so we hope you have the day off to spend at home with your kids, or that the trucking dad in your life will be there. Heck, some of you might be from a generation of truckers, who learned everything you know about driving for your pops. If you haven’t gotten your dad a gift yet check out these last minute ideas.

Gift Ideas For Trucking Dads


First of all, you can save your dad some money. He needs to file his 2290 soon and he can use the promo code FATHERSDAY17 to get 10% of filing his return. This discount lasts until Monday the 17th.

These gift ideas are a little less emotional than Mother’s Day gifts. Dads are the ones who teach us how to ride bikes and to heal our wounds by rubbing some dirt in it, they want stuff that’s cool, funny, or that they actually need!

Tech wise you could blow your dad’s mind by getting him a dash cam to record all the close calls he sees on the road. Then instead of trying to describe how two cars barely missed hitting each other or how he saw a really cool dog on a motorcycle, he can show you!

Your dad probably drinks coffee because you tired him out when you were younger, and now he’s addicted. Why not surprise him with a portable coffee pot for his rig so he can brew coffee at any time?

Along with that coffee pot be sure to include a mug that supports his favorite sports team or a funny saying to show off.  “I just dropped a load” and “I don’t always fill out a log book, but when I do it’s made up” are funny examples that are also found on t-shirts.

Another good idea might be to get your dad a super cool wireless headset that he can use to answer phone calls head free. When you aren’t talking to him he will still need something to listen to though, so maybe you could introduce your old man to podcasts. There are shows about almost everything from sports to trucking and even murder mysteries.

Don’t forget about how your dad needs entertainment for when he’s parked overnight too. Consider getting him a wifi hotspot so he can play computer games or watch Netflix. There are some awesome manly shows he can stream like the Vikings, Ice Road Truckers, House of Cards, and more.

Men don’t like shopping for themselves, so if you pick up something your dad needs for him then it’s like two gifts in one. See if he needs a new electric shaver to keep his awesome trucking beard maintained, a new pair of polarized sunglasses, a more comfortable seat cushion, etc.

You know your pops likes to eat, he has his dad bod to maintain. Go ahead and get him a stash of his favorite chips, candy, and more to enjoy on the road. You could also plan a dinner or breakfast at his favorite restaurant to give him a good meal after all the skimping he’s had to do with fast food on the road.

Happy Father’s Day


No one knows your dad better than you do, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift to show him how much he means to you. We would like to take a moment to thank all dads out there, for teaching your kids everything you know and crafting perfect drivers! Also, remember that the sooner to pre-file your 2290 the better!

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