Headsets are a part of a trucker’s tool kit to avoid the fines imposed by handsfree device regulations. So this Merry Trucker Christmas, treat your loved one to a new headset from some of the best manufacturers out there.
Plantronics, the headset that went to the moon
On July 20, 1969, people and children at schools from across the world gathered in front of televisions to watch Neil Armstrong step from Lunar Module Eagle 1. He wore a Plantronics headset when he said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” It was also a Plantronics headset that again conveyed some very famous words during the Apollo 13 mission, “Houston, we have a problem.”
Drivers have been in both situations with their headsets, celebrating good news with loved ones and in tears “calling for the hook” in some unforeseen situation. But Plantronics has been a trustworthy brand in wireless headsets for a long time now.
Plantronics Voyager Legend is a simple Bluetooth earpiece with all the capabilities of a full headset. Use this link to check it out over at Rainey’s. The Plantronics Voyager 5220 is also available, so use this link to check it out over at Best Buy.
Rand McNally – The King of the Atlas also makes quality headsets
Rand McNally is known worldwide for its high quality atlas. You can find them in every truck stop, library, and post office.
They are also known for their GPS devices, being one of the first to develop a commercial driver-focused mapping software. But they also have a high quality headset for drivers.
The Rand McNally ClearDryve headset is a great on-ear headset. It has a detachable earpiece, so it can be used while driving to allow awareness of noise coming from the truck and traffic.
You can use this link to pick up a ClearDryve 180 headset from Walmart.com and help stay in contact with your driver on the road.
Blue Parrot – one of the best headsets for high noise environments
VXi, parent company of Blue Parrot, is another company with a history rooted in the space program. Back in 1993, VXi began developing custom headsets for NASA, with their Gold Series being used by the ground support crews.
Blue Parrot is also widely used by truckers for their robust design and battery life. Being a more rugged design versus their competitors means the device can handle the rough and tumble life out of the road.
You can use this link to have a look at the Blue Parrot B-450 XT, a noise-canceling headset with 24 hours of talk time and a 300-foot range, able to transmit through the walls of the truck and trailer so you do not need your phone nearby to take calls.
Blue Tiger – the best headset made in Texas
Blue Tiger USA is an American manufacturer of high quality headsets founded in 2009. They have broken the mold by offering the first solar powered headset, being able to recharge through either outdoor or indoor light.
For drivers or fleets wanting to get into the green revolution, this headset would definitely make you stand out. Being a winner of the 2022 CES Innovation Award, there is serious thought into the design of this device.
Having military grade design specifications, an IPX4 water resistance rating, and being able to handle extreme temperatures makes this device usable year round, in and out of the truck in the harshest conditions.
Use this link to check it out on Amazon and pick one up for yourself and your fleet.
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