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How to Make Father’s Day Special for the Trucker in Your Life

Posted by ELD Expert on June 14, 2018

Fathers are difficult to shop for, especially truck drivers. Don’t be intimidated by the approach of Father’s Day. Making the trucker in your life feel loved and appreciated is simpler than you might think. Below, we’ve compiled some small gestures that will make a big impact.

Use the Power of the Written Word

A simple note can be an effective way to get the trucker father in your life to smile on Father’s Day. Hide a note or card in his wallet or bag for him to find when he least expects it.

Wanting to do something more elaborate? Give him a series of cards or notes to open each hour or day that he is away. Each one can have a sweet message inside or they can each contain part of a whole message that is only revealed after opening them all.

Even just having the kids draw a picture or make a card to honor the trucker dad or grandpa in their life and teach them how to show appreciation on Father’s Day, making the day special for them too.

Truck Driver Treats

The saying that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach often proves to be true. Let’s face it, who doesn’t appreciate a good meal or treat that someone else made? The key to using making Father’s Day special through food is to think of your trucker’s favorite treat that you make or buy only on special occasions. If it is something that is enjoyed often, it will not seem as special and rare.

Send your trucker dad, husband, or grandfather off with some of these yummy treat ideas for Father’s Day and he’ll be singing all the way down the road:

  • Homemade Fudge or Candy
  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Cookies, or Fruit
  • Custom Flavored Popcorn
  • Bacon or Bourbon Infused Brownies or Cupcakes
  • His Favorite Homemade or Store-bought Indulgence

Functional Father’s Day Gifts

For the sensible guy that doesn’t like frills or mushy stuff, go for a more practical approach.

A simple gift like an insulated water bottle or cooler can make a big difference on the comfort of your truck driver. Every time he takes a swig of cold water, you know he’ll appreciate that gift. If you’re looking to make an even bigger impact, call ELD Solutions to set him up with an ELD that doesn’t make him want to pull his hair out. He’ll thank you for it and we will too!

From the Heart

Regardless of what gift or special something that you do to make Father’s Day memorable, the important part is that it is done from the heart. Having a husband or father that is a truck driver can be difficult. However, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show the trucker in your life that you love them and appreciate what they do for their family.

We are celebrating all the hard-working fathers, husbands, and grandfathers in the trucking industry this Father’s Day and we hope you’ll join us in saying, “Thank you!”.


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Topics: Holidays, Trucker Life, Trucker Tips, Solutions for Truck Drivers