Trucking holiday gift guide

| December 10, 2010

With gift-giving season looming, gift-picking season is in full swing. We’ve assembled a few trucking-related products to help steer your family and friends in the right direction when choosing a gift for the trucker in their lives.

Ulta Light headset

Cobra CBTH8 Ultra Light Bluetooth headset

Cobra’s newly released Ultra Light Bluetooth headset has an advertised talk time of 20 hours and a standby time of 400 hours. It uses Bluetooth v2.0 technology to pair easily with phones and other devices and has built-in T5 Sonance noise cancellation technology to improve call quality. It also has an adjustable headband and boom microphone and features one-touch controls. The unit comes with vehicle, USB and in-wall chargers.

Essentials Portable Massager

The Body Essentials Portable Shiatsu Massager can turn any chair into a message therapy seat, including the passenger seat of your truck. The massager attaches to the chair and offers a rolling Shiatsu massage. Its four independent rollers travel up and down the back to stretch and relax muscles. It’s programmed with eight different massage session types to allow for full, lower, lower-middle, middle-upper or upper back massage.

GearWrenchGearWrench holiday set

GearWrench’s five-piece X-Beam Ratcheting Wrench set and two-piece QuadBox Double Box Ratcheting set are being offered as a holiday gift set at NAPA Auto Parts stores nationwide. The QuadBox set features eight sizes in two wrenches. The X-Beam wrenches are recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use program, as the wrench’s large contact area improves usability.

IntelliRouteRand McNally IntelliRoute

Though unveiled in March, the IntelliRoute TND 700 received a fairly expansive software update in September. The trucking-specific GPS has a 7-in. high-definition screen, Trucker Business Tools, loud speakers and custom-designed mounting features. New features for the IntelliRoute TND trucker-specific GPS navigation unit include mileage data reporting, enhanced voice warning system, final mile address notification and full-route text preview. The warning system alerts users of sharp curves, steep hills, speed limit changes and speeding, and the new driver-controlled auto-reroute allows drivers to pause and resume routes.

LED HeadlightsTruck-Lite LED Headlights

Truck-Lite’s 7-in. round LED headlights are DOT compliant and have solid-state circuit board assemblies to prevent damage from shock and vibration. They have hard-coated polycarbonate lenses for extra protection and use 10 Luxeon LED lights that extend bulb life and reduce electrical system drain. Truck-Lite’s 7-in. LEDs are designed to directly replace factory headlights.

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