With the holidays approaching, Commercial Credit Group wanted to share some creative and useful gift ideas for men and women in the trucking industry. If you have employees, spouses, friends, etc. in the business, here are 9 gifts that may be useful for them during their long trips on the road.
LANTERN WITH MAGNETIC BASE – having a light is essential for those on the road, and this lantern with a magnetic base is perfect for emergencies. A driver can use it while looking under the hood or keep it in their sleeper for when they are resting.
- THERAPEUTIC ITEMS – sitting in a truck for long hours each day can cause a lot of stress on your whole body, especially your back, neck and tailbone. If you’re looking for a perfect therapeutic gift for a truck driver enduring these pains, consider purchasing a nice seat cushion, massaging chair cover that plugs into the car port, or maybe even a heated neck massager.
- MAGNETIC PHONE MOUNT– phones are necessary when you are on the road, but they can also be dangerous. With a phone mount, truckers can easily see and access their phone without endangering themselves and other drivers. This magnetic phone mount, for instance, locks into the vehicle’s air vent and holds the phone securely with a magnet placed inside the phone’s case.
- PORTABLE STOVES OR CROCKPOTS – when you’re constantly on the road, eating healthy may be difficult. Furthermore, it’s easy to get burnt out on gas station food and cold meals. With this lunchbox stove, drivers can pack hot meals for their trip and keep them warm. They can heat up canned soups, leftovers, and even bring homemade meals to cook.
- COFFEE KIT – coffee (or hot chocolate) is a must for truckers and helps them stay alert on their routes. To keep their drinks warmer longer, try this heated travel mug that plugs straight into the truck’s DC port with a 48” power adapter. If you’re looking for a great gift for a coffee drinker, this portable coffee brewer is also a great asset to any big rig.
- MINI FRIDGE OR COOLER – this one is a no-brainer. Truckers oftentimes live in their trucks for days and need to stay hydrated. You could go with a traditional mini fridge (think dorm room size) or go with this portable electric car cooler, which is more versatile and perfect for those truckers that also need a cooler to camp, fish, boat, etc.
- HEATED ICE SCRAPER – you think scraping your car’s windshield is a pain, try scraping a big rig. When defrosters and wiper fluid aren’t enough, this heated ice scraper will do the trick. For your drivers hauling through colder climates, this could be a useful tool throughout multiple months of the year.
- POLARIZED SUNGLASSES – sunglasses are an obvious gift for men and women in this industry but are always appreciated. This pair of polarized sunglasses polarized will reduce glare while driving during both day and night.
- SHOWER BAG WITH TOILETRIES – for a customized and curated gift, buy a hanging carry bag and supply it with all the daily hygiene necessities like a toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
Even if you don’t have someone in the trucking industry to buy for, these may be useful items for yourself or a list to share with colleagues. And, if you want to add a brand new truck to the list, call us to help with the financing!
Happy holidays from Commercial Credit Group!