As Christmas edges near, shopping online can make it easier for people buying gifts for truckers on their list.
Naturally trucker gifts are available through truck manufacturers, such as Volvo’s merchandise shop at www.shopmerchandiseus.com. Or truck stops, such as Pilot Travel Center’s e-store, offer goods including kitchen items, computer notebooks and toys at www.pilotestore.com/estore/index.php/. You can also get something practical for a trucker at major chain stores online, such as Sears at www.sears.com.
Truck accessories are available at www.gotruckstop.com, which boasts trucker comforts such as the 12-volt Burton Oven To Go for $39.96, along with free shipping for purchases of $100 or more.
Discount online shopping sites, such as www.Overstock.com, offer presents such as “Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season One” on DVD for $11.94 and free shipping. And speaking of that series, you can buy its poster at www.amazon.com for $14.99.
Amazon is a treasure trove of possibilities beyond books and DVDs. For example, you might look for Nap Zappers from $2.38 to $9 to wake drivers dozing off, or a full-length apron with pockets with “Please, don’t feed the truck driver” printed on it for $21.99.
f you are looking for books and DVDS, you will find several related to trucking. If you are thinking of New Year’s resolutions, there’s the Healthy Trucker Lifestyle by Michael M. Metzger, described as written by a trucker for truckers for $11.66.
How about trucker-themed T-shirts, mugs, stickers and calendars? T-shirts reading “Real women drive trucks” or “Sir, my dog ate my logbook” are available for $28 each at www.cafepress.com.
And if all else fails, you can buy gift cards online as well.