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CATEGORIES: Popular | Owner-Operator | Driver Comfort | Electronics | TIPS

Gifts for Truckers - Shopping Guide to Gifts for Drivers


Most Popular Trucker Gifts

Apparel:

Life in the Hammerlane isn’t easy; trucking is a tough, and often messy, lifestyle. That’s why Hammerlane Apparel uses materials that are soft and light to keep you comfortable without sacrificing durability. Plus, all of their shirts feature water based printing to ensure your design will last without that heavy ink feeling.


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Hood Ornaments:

Hood Ornaments are a great way to give your truck some character without breaking the bank. Here at Raney’s, we have a huge selection of Hood Ornament designs in both Chrome and Black color choices.


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Shift Knobs:

Much like Hood Ornaments, Shift Knobs are another great way to personalize your truck without hurting the wallet. We have Shifters to fit most types of transmissions and just about every design anyone could ever want.


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Train Horns:

Train Horns (one of our favorite items here at Raney’s) always make the list for great Trucker gift ideas because of how fun and personal they can be. With multiple sounds, finishings, and styles we are sure to have the perfect Train Horn to match your favorite Trucker’s tune.


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Helpful Tips:

Choosing the perfect gift can be difficult, especially for a Trucker or Truck fan. Luckily, Raney’s is here to help alleviate some of the pressure by providing you with an overview of potential gift ideas that Truckers are sure to use. Before we begin, here are some useful tips to keep in mind when choosing a gift:

1. Always know what truck they drive. Many trucking items are make and model specific, so make sure you check the product’s compatibility with the specific truck type.


2. Do they own the truck they drive or drive for a company? If they drive for a company, it is probably best to get something they can use personally, like apparel, headsets, or a GPS unit—think Interior-related items. If they own the truck, they’ll probably want something more permanent.

3. Do they work locally or nationwide? Knowing this can really help narrow down some great gifts! For the constant long hauler, a fridge can be a really valuable gift, as with a GPS. If they drive in familiar territory often, a beefy GPS won’t be as necessary.

4. Does he/she have a Raney’s Wishlist? If you’re really unsure about what to buy the Trucker in your family, ask them if they have a Raney’s wishlist! They have already done all the guesswork for you.

If you’re just beginning your search for gift ideas, take a look at some of our most Popular Trucker Gifts (Just keep in mind some exterior gifts are better for those that own their own Trucks!)

For the Owner-Operator


Owner-Operator have more gifts ideas available to them since they own their truck. Here are some of our favorite ideas that will improve the functionality and/or the aesthetics of their truck.

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Complete Cleaning Kits:

Complete Cleaning Kits make a great gift for the Truck lover in your family, especially if you aren’t sure what all is needed to make a Big Rig shine.


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Wheel Accessories:

Axle Covers, Hub Caps, and Lug Nut Covers are great gifts that can quickly and easily transform a worn-out looking truck or trailer. These gifts can add value to your truck or vehicle, and really show that you take pride in your ride!


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Steering Wheels:

Steering Wheels improve the comfort, functionality, and aesthetic of your loved one’s Rig making them a no-brainer for an awesome gift! Just be sure you know the make and model of the Truck, so there aren’t any installation issues.


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Driver Comfort


Comfort and Function are essential elements in every trucker’s life. Using products that promote this can have positive health benefits to keep those wheels rolling. These gift ideas can help accomplish that.

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Seat Covers and Steering Wheel Covers:

Seat and Steering Wheel Covers can help reduce fatigue associated with spending hours behind the wheel. In addition, they can also help preserve or extend the life of an existing steering wheel or seat.


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Cab Comfort:

A Good night’s sleep is imperative for health and safety when behind the wheel, so make sure your loved one sleeps well with a good pair of Cab Curtains and Sleeper Cab Sheets. Just match up the sheet’s dimensions with the bed size, choose the color you want, and you’re good-to-go!


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Useful Electronics


Technology has changed the Trucking Industry a lot, improving Truck quality of life and safety. Here’s our selection of electronics that we wouldn’t want to be on the road without:

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Dash Cams:

Dash Cams are handy devices to have when trucking. They can provide compelling evidence during a dispute as well as monitor safe driving habits (some insurance companies even grant discounts for vehicles that use a dash cam!).


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Bluetooth Headsets:

Bluetooth Headsets are a must for every trucker, since using your phone while driving is prohibited by the Department of Transportation. The best option is to have a Bluetooth headset that can answer and end calls without having to touch your phone, saving you time and hassle.


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Scale Trucks:

Sometimes your garage or yard just isn't big enough to collect every awesome type of truck there is. With scale model trucks, you get the details and designs of your favorite big rigs in a collectible and fun form. Kids love them and any driver or truck fan can appreciate the hundreds of different models and sizes. When buying a scale model, it's important to know the scales used and how the scale system works. Basically, it is a ratio of the actual size of the vehicle to the size of the model of truck. For every foot long a truck is, it would be 1/32 of that on a 1/32 scale model. So, a 32 foot long truck would be a one foot long 1/32 scale model truck. Examples for a 32 ft semi-truck in different size scales:


1:16 or 1/16 = 2 ft long model truck
1:32 or 1/32 = 1 ft long model truck
1:64 or 1/64 = .5 ft long model truck

For almost every major brand of semi-truck there is a corresponding model, so when you are shopping for a loved one, try to find out what they drive or what they want to drive when they grow up. Scale model trucks make great stocking stuffers, especially the 1/64 and 1/87 scaled trucks as these are the smallest, yet still extremely detailed models. For big time collectors, make sure you are purchasing a Die cast Metal truck. They are a bit weightier and really stand out when put on display. Die-cast trucks make great gifts for someone in the industry to go on a desk or in an office. Careful though, they tend to be a little heavy for kids.

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E-Gift Cards:

Still not sure what to choose? How about a Gift Card? The universal gift you can’t go wrong with!

  • Delivered quickly by email
  • Printable certificate
  • Great last minute gift!

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