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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Ultimate Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide for Trucking Fathers

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Trucker Dad picking up daughter dressed like a ballerina in pink tutu on Father's Day

Happy Father's Day 2019!


Father's Day 2019 is right around the corner! We are making sure that you are prepared by giving you the ultimate Father's Day gift guide for trucking fathers. Finding Father's Day gifts for truckers can be difficult, but here you will find gifts with prices ranging from $5 and up, so we are confident that something will be within your budget. Check out the coolest gifts we found for cool trucking dads. Father's Day 2019 just got a little bit more manageable.

Dash Cam

There is a lot of buzz on the pros and cons of a dash cam, but if the dad you're celebrating hasn’t stopped raving about his friend’s dash cam, odds are he is heavy on the pro side. There are some obvious pros to a dash cam that are changing the game for truckers. A dash cam can improve driving skills, are great trip documentation, and help with theft prevention. For Father's Day 2019 we are dedicated to finding you the perfect gifts. If you're still skeptical check out other blogs about what is the top rated dash cam and why.

Steering Wheel Desk

9 times out of 10 every trucking dad has had to eat in his lap or bare down on the steering wheel in order to write something down. This unique and thoughtful gift will make any truckers life a lot easier when he is living his life on the road. It can be used for holding a laptop/tablet, eating, or writing. Your trucker will be glad you thought of him and all his laundry with ketchup stains.

Unique Shift Knob

All truckers are into customizing their rig and what better way to help your trucker create their dream rig than by providing something totally unique. Companies like Raneys offer the most unique trucking accessories, sure to make any trucker stand out. A unique shift knob will have your trucker feeling like a boss.

Tire Pressure Monitor

Tire pressure safety and maintenance are extremely important for truckers who are constantly on the road. A tire pressure monitoring system notifies drivers when the pressure is low in a tire or when it is going flat. Purchasing one for your trucker for Father's Day 2019 will show just how much you care about him making it back home. For a trucker, without a tire pressure monitoring system this gift will be one that keeps on giving.

Fun T-Shirts With a Catchy Slogan

Truckers can never have too many t-shirts. With the constant need to go, go, go truckers often find themselves wearing the same outfit repeatedly. Give the trucker in your life a new favorite/lucky shirt to wear and admire. Shirts like the one we are giving away for free this year in our swag bag's are just the thing to get your 2019 Father of the Year making it one of our favorites on this list of gifts for truckers.

File His 2019 Form 2290 

One thing all truckers have in common is that they are always on the move. Truckers also have a lot to manage when it comes to their rigs and home lives. That is why for Father's Day 2019 filing his 2019 Form 2290 would be a great way to say Happy Father's Day! This year when you file the 2019 Form 2290, with ExpressTruckTax, before July 1st you are automatically entered to win a BlueParrott Bluetooth headset and more! Click below to get started filing.


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Gloves

Most truckers do a lot with their hands. Some may even mention that a trucker without a callus or two may not be a trucker at all. A pair of heavy-duty, weatherproof gloves will make all the difference to a trucker whose hands endure rigorous days.

Entertainment Subscription

Paying for an entertainment subscription may be the best last minute gift you can get someone. Instead of waiting to have something customized, or shipped to your house an entertainment subscription is ready instantly. Whether the man you’re honoring this year is into music, podcasts, movies, or motivational books you can never go wrong with paying for one or more of his favorite entertainment outlets.

Tell a Trucking Dad "Thank You"!

Enjoy this father's day with the ones you love and if you know a trucker, who is a trucker remember to thank him for sacrificing time with his family so that you can spend time with yours. If you have already gotten your trucking dad something for Father's Day 2019, no worries these gifts for truckers will be great for Father's Day 2020. From a high-tech dash cam to an inexpensive t-shirt, ExpressTruckTax is excited to help you put a smile on your favorite trucker's face. If you get your trucker a gift from this list be sure to tag us on Facebook. We want to see the smile it puts on his face!


Happy Father's Day spelled out in wooden blocks with red coffee mug gifts for truckers






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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dash Cameras: Are They Helpful or Harmful?

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truck dash cam with view of blue sky
Over the last few years dashboard cameras (dash cams) have become the must-have accessory for road voyagers. Next, to artificial intelligence, this new device has some hefty pros and cons. If you’re considering getting a dash cam for your next long-haul we have made a list of things for you to think about. Before you press record or invest in a dashcam we want you to make sure it’s the right thing for your truck.


Pros

There are some obvious pros to dash cams that are changing the game for truckers and one of those would be that it prevents staged accidents. Often times passenger vehicles blame large trucks for accidents that just never happened. It’s easy to play the blame game when there are no witnesses or proof. Statistics say that of the car-truck crashes approximately 80 percent of them were at the fault of passenger vehicles. This number may be increased as more dash cams are installed. Dash cams can save you from a rise in insurance and keep you from being blamed for a staged accident.

Other Pros of Dashcams Include the Following:

Improve Driving Skills

CDL instructors and company freight trainers are beginning to use dashcams to train new drivers and help prevent common mistakes. Dash cams are becoming a new method of learning and are creating a culture of safety on the road. Some dash cams can even store information technology that may assist in the training process. CDL training is slowly improving with the help of gadgets like dash cameras. 

Document Your Trip

Being away from family on long-hauls can be extremely tough, but once you come home watching the footage from the dashcam will give you a chance to bond with loved ones.

Prevents Theft

Cargo theft can cost you thousands, but with the use of a dash cam, you can capture the culprits and possibly retrieve the stolen cargo. 


Cons

The cons of dash cams are a little lighter than the pros, but there are a few things that should be considered.

Gold Honda Accord crashes into a red dump truck from behindDriving Distraction

Dash cams can easily be a distraction. Technology has a mind of its own and while you’re driving something may happen and you feel the urge to fiddle. The combination of fiddling with one hand and using the other to operate a 55,000-pound truck may not end the best way.

Rule Breaking

There are some states where recording without consent is illegal. You may be arrested, charged, or even fined, so making sure you are aware of the laws of each state line you cross will save you from facing some heavy consequences. 


The technology that is dash cameras can come in handy and can also lead to tragedy. Knowing the ends and outs of the specific camera you purchase is the most beneficial way to ensure it is right for you and the long-hauls you’ll be making. Hopefully, these basic pros and cons will give you an idea of what to expect from all trucker's new favorite gadget and help you in finding the best dash cam for your truck.
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