When looking at your list of loved ones to buy gifts for this holiday season, you may wonder, “What is a good gift for a truck driver?” You might consider snacks, a few good downloads of some favorite songs or a nice looking shirt, but is there anything that might really benefit your loved one on the road? The following are some ideas to consider for the truck driver in your life.
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Whether you or someone you know is a long haul driver, everyone knows it’s important for all drivers to stay alert and comfortable while on the road. Long haul drivers have a demanding job, so it’s only fair they have the comforts of home while they’re away from loved ones. The following are five products that might help.
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By Larry Pruitt
One thing that is as sure as death and taxes; if you talk to any truck driver for any length of time, you will eventually hear some story about the truckin’ life or some load they have hauled. Before we go any farther here, let’s just say upfront that some stories are probably pretty much true, but we have all heard stories that have you saying to yourself, “Ain’t no freakin’ way.” I have been known on certain occasions to not only say it to myself, but also say it out loud – and I should know better, but to no one’s surprise, that doesn’t stop me.
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Finding the correct hubcap, axle cover and lug nut covers for your semi truck can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are our tips for measuring the wheel to determine what you need before you buy.
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Winter can bring a lot of hassles and dangers to truck drivers. As you prepare for winter, there are a few essentials that you should be buying to make trucking in the snow easier and safer. Beyond just reading up on and committing to memory winter driving tips for truckers, you also should consider buying the following items.
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Owner-operators, logistics company managers, drivers and other professionals instantly know the Minimizer name. This American family-owned company’s commitment to inimitable quality produces not only the best semi truck fenders in the industry but also long-lasting floor mats, mud flaps, lights, seats and other tools and accessories. Unparalleled performance and durability guaranteed by lifetime warranties are just a couple of reasons why you need to source Minimizer gear for your rig this season.
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Inferior headlights and improper installation on your big truck can cause a number of problems. The wrong headlights might not illuminate the roadway as well as you would like, causing visibility issues. Poorly installed headlights with ill-fitting hardware might wind up with lights not aligned optimally. Since you encounter a variety of driving conditions—fog, rain, darkness, objects in the road—it’s important to get the best headlights and hardware for your ride. Knowing where to buy headlights is the key to success.
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If you want to add some character to your truck, then an easy, fast and affordable way to do that is to change your shifter knob. You can find them in a range of styles to match whatever look you are going for. There are even custom shifters for semi trucks just as there are for other types of vehicles. Regardless, installing your new shifter knob is pretty straightforward and simple.
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Making your truck look good means you have to add on a lot of aftermarket parts. Most trucks don’t come with all the fancy chrome accessories or even the highest quality parts. Replacing parts and adding some customization can make your truck look and operate better. One common change drivers make is to add top stacks. To do this, you first need to learn how to measure your exhaust, and then you can start looking at the best semi truck exhaust stacks.
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Changing out your lug nut covers is something you may do if you want to change the style or if you have broken or lost a lug nut. Your lug nut covers are a quick way to add some style to your rig, too. They are not too expensive, and they are easy to change. However, buying the right semi lug nut covers requires knowing how to measure leg nut size. A good fit is essential.
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