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10 Best Gifts for Truck Drivers

Updated: Feb 2, 2019

Have you been struggling to find a gift? And even more so if that person is your favourite truck driver in your life?

Sometimes it takes a truck driver to know one, so we’re going to share a few ideas to help you out...

1) Vehicle First Aid Kit

Since truck drivers are on the road for most of the year, it’s best to make sure that they’re prepared for anything that may happen. A vehicle first aid kit can take care of most small roadside incidents.

This St. John Ambulance vehicle kit comes complete with a high-visibility strip on the case as well as a high-visibility S.O.S banner to let passers-by know help is needed.

2) Hi Vis Hooded Jacket

Most truck drivers already have a Hi Vis vest or shirt, but do they have a Hi Vis jacket?! The Dakota jacket meets CSA regulations for safety in low light conditions. This nice new, warm, and weatherproof jacket is exactly what your truck driver didn’t know they needed.

3) Waterproof Gloves

Trucking can get difficult when it gets cold. That’s when a pair of gloves comes in handy. Let’s face it. Even if they already own a pair, they usually won’t get replaced until it’s too late. Bonus points if they’re weatherproof and insulated for extra warmth!

4) Steel Toe Socks

It might not sound exciting, but trust us, these steel toe socks are worth some excitement. And no, they’re not actually steel toed socks. They’re extra cushioned socks to wear with steel toe shoes for added comfort, support, and warmth. Guess who will be the first to thank you when their feet don’t hurt anymore at the end of the day?

6) Fire Extinguisher For Trucks

For truck drivers who transport dangerous goods, a small-sized fire extinguisher can be the perfect peace of mind they need.

These compact fire extinguishers have a mounting bracket, specifically designed to store in vehicles. Trust us, when it comes to safety, there’s no such thing as being over prepared.

7) Electronic Shoe/Glove Dryer

shoe glove dryer

For when the waterproof promise doesn’t quite work out or it’s just a really cold morning.

An electronic shoe/glove dryer is the perfect solution for drying soaked boots or to warm up gloves before a shift… because who doesn’t like that fresh-out-of-the-dryer feeling? This product even helps eliminate odours and prevent mold from forming. We bet they didn’t even know they needed this!

8) Smartphone Car Mount

Whether it’s for the GPS app or receiving orders from dispatch, having their smartphone in a car mount will eliminate the worry of distracted driving. Something so simple will make a truck driver’s life a whole lot easier.

9) Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headset

Driving is their livelihood. With the (not so) new distracted driving laws, why risk getting a ticket or suspension? Any truck driver will appreciate how easy phone calls become with a Bluetooth headset. And maybe this time, you’ll actually be able to hear them properly when they call to say thank you.

10) Headlamp Flashlight

headlamp for hard hats

We know truck drivers grumble a lot first thing in the morning or late at night when they can’t find something in their toolbox. Maybe they keep dropping something because they’re trying to hold everything and a flashlight at the same time.

This headlamp flashlight fits right over the hard hat and makes it easy for them to see what they’re doing.

10) Funny Truck Mug

funny truck mug

The ultimate gift for truck drivers with a sense of humour. They need their coffee for early mornings and a good chuckle to start the day.

We love this truck driver mug. But don’t take our word for it, search for other similar truck driver themed mugs that suit your truck driver. We may or may not recommend ones with some trucker language!

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