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Deck the Hauls 2020 Edition: Holiday Gift Ideas for Expediters

By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted Dec 7th 2020 9:53AM

If you have an expedite driver or owner-operator on your holiday shopping list, what’s something that you can give that they would love (and actually use)?

At ExpeditersOnline.com, we’ve done some research for you. And we’ve found seven gift ideas that your loved ones or friends in the expedited trucking industry will appreciate.

Masks for Truckers
Price: Variable
Details: https://www.etsy.com/market/truck_driver_mask

If you’ve got to wear masks in this COVID-19 world, might as well have fun with it, right?

Check out the face masks for truckers on the online marketplace Etsy. Choose from a variety of colors and messaging to fit your favorite expediter’s style and personality.

Amazon Gift Card
Price: Variable
Details: https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=gc_surl_giftcards?node=2238192011

If you’re at a loss for gift ideas, you’ll never go wrong with an Amazon gift card.

That’s because Amazon gift cards are redeemable toward millions of items at Amazon, have no fees, and never expire. And you can purchase them in a variety of formats: physical gift cards to ship in the mail, eGift Cards to send in email or text message, and print-at-home gift cards. Physical gift cards always ship with Free One-Day Shipping in a gift box or blank greeting card, whichever you select.

MyPillow (Queen Size)
Price: $69.98 (List Price); $29.98 with current promo code
Details: https://www.mypillow.com/mypillow-exclusive-offer.html

I’ve spoken with several expediters over the years about the how to get a good night’s (or day’s) sleep in a moving truck. And one of the tips I would hear come up often would be: Get a comfortable pillow.

And at least one team I spoke with recommended MyPillow as the most comfortable pillow they’ve used.

With MyPillow, you can choose the support level - least firm, medium fill, more fill, or most firm - that best fits your needs. The pillow is backed with a 10-year warranty and a 60-day money back guarantee.

Leather Work Gloves
Price: $15.00 (Amazon)
Details: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004R9RW/

Expediters can use leather work gloves to keep their hands comfortable and protected when getting in and out of the truck during icy conditions, handling freight, and conducting their pre-trip walk-around inspections.

Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Price: $79.99 (List Price) for the radio; Holiday Offer: $14.99 for the radio + 16.99/mo. subscription
Details: https://shop.siriusxm.com/

The Onyx EZR satellite radio system from SiriusXM is easy to install. And with the All Access subscription package, your favorite expediter will stay entertained throughout the day (and night) with over 175 channels of commercial-free music, news, comedy, and sports.

Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier
Price: $59.11 (Amazon)
Details: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDVU2K/

The Gerber Diesel is 12 tools in one, making it a valuable gift for expediters that’s lightweight and doesn’t taking up a lot of space on the truck. The Diesel offers a thicker-than-average blade; a cross-point screwdriver; small, medium, and large flat-blade screwdrivers; a can opener; a bottle opener; a file; a saw; scissors, and a dedicated wire cutter/stripper.

YETI Lunch Tote
Price: $79.98 (Amazon)
Details: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T3FWXGX/

This insulated lunch bag is built to keep food fresh and delicious for hours after it has been prepared or taken out of the fridge. It’s engineered with a water-resistant exterior and a leak-proof liner to make it easy to clean. And when your favorite expediter is finished using it, they can fold it up and store it without wasting truck space.