When Dad spends most of his time on the road, it can be difficult to find him a thoughtful and practical Father’s Day gift that won’t get shoved to the back of the closet or left on the kitchen counter. Instead of searching for a traditional Father’s Day gift, look through these unconventional gift ideas suggested by real truckers to find the perfect gift to make your Dad’s cab a little more comfortable.
BlueParrott Wireless Headset
It can be dangerous and illegal in some states to fumble with a cellphone while driving a truck, but your Dad still would love to call you and chat about what’s going on in your neck of the woods. The BlueParrott B350-XT wireless headset is the perfect solution. The headset has many of the functions of your regular cellphone like mute and speed dial and easily pairs to your phone with a single touch. The headset uses a micro USB charger (included, along with DC and AC adapters).
Rand McNally TND Tablet 80
While everyone has their personal favorite GPS cellphone application or device, the Rand McNally TND Tablet 80 will quickly become your Dad’s GPS of choice. The GPS and Android tablet uses IntelliRoute TND navigation technology to alert your dad of every rest stop and weigh station on the way home. It features a crystal clear 8-inch screen, an onboard dash camera, and trucking apps downloaded and ready to use.
Coleman PowerChill 40-Quart Thermoelectric Cooler
It’s impossible to keep drinks and food cool on long trips without having to lug around a bulky cooler and refill it with ice at every rest stop or gas station. This cooler plugs directly into the dash with the included power cord and can be used as a chest or as an upright fridge. It holds up to 44 cans and keeps everything under 40°F without the hassle of ice. Every time Dad cracks open an ice cold can of soda, he’ll be thinking of you!
PowerDrive PD2000 Power Inverter
Tablets, cellphones, laptops, and e-readers all offer some of the comforts of home, but also eat up tons of power. The PowerDrive PD2000 Power Inverter will keep all of Dad’s devices in perfect working order. This mobile power supply supports AC devices up to 2000 watts and has four three-prong outlets and two USB ports. Download the free app to pair the inverter with your mobile phone to remotely access features and settings.
RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove
It is incredibly difficult to eat healthy while on the road, especially when you’re surrounded by cheap gas station submarine sandwiches and local greasy spoons with tempting blue-plate specials. Help Dad save time and the expense of a new pair of jeans with this portable stove. It plugs securely into his truck’s 12-volt power port and can warm or cook food up to 300°F. It includes a 5-½-foot power cord and uses disposable aluminum pans. To give Dad a complete gift, include some of his favorite easy to prepare or heat and eat meals!
Considering Becoming an Electrician?
If you’re in the trucking business or looking to learn more about what your Dad does every day, you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. We have provided top-notch service for the trucking industry for 30 years and would love to assist you in buying a new top-of-the-line truck, finding the specialty parts you need, or repairing your truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474, or contact us online. To find out more about what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.