One of the top 3 causes for accidents with truck drivers is distracted driving.
Distracted driving happens anytime you take your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, or mind off driving. Article from CDC
Investing in a Bluetooth headset while driving in your truck is going to help eliminate distractions, reduce accidents and allow drivers to be more safe.
That being said, which Bluetooth headset for truckers is best?
Rather than spending time researching all the possible options you could consider, these top 3 are the most popular trucker headsets based on sound quality, comfort, safety and noise cancellation so callers hear you clear.
Trucker headset option 1- BlueParrott B450XT
First off, the Blueparrott headset brand was the creator of the trucking headset category. Blueparrott created a headset with a new level of microphone noise canceling technology to block out the loud engine and road noises that callers would hear.
Meaning, when truckers would try talking to callers, there was no headset designed to knock out that noise.
The Blueparrott B450XT has larger buttons on the headset so they're easy to find and use. In addition, the B450XT allows you to answer/end calls with your voice so your hands stay on the wheel to help keep you more safe.
On the Blueparrott B450XT is a button that shows an image of a parrot. Out of the box this button mutes/unmutes your microphone. An added benefit to you, is you can download an app and change what this button does.
You can program this button to mute/unmute, speed dial, Push to talk or launch an app of your choice.
Download the Blueparrott B450XT Data Sheet for tech specs
Check out a third party review and a mic test at the video below (skip to 9:20 to hear mic test)
Trucker headset option 2- Plantronics Voyager 104
Like the B450XT the Voyager 104 also has the ability to use voice commands to answer/end calls and keep you hands free with both hands on the wheel and more safe.
The Voyager 104 is rugged to withstand dust, water, dirt and heavy use. It's also built for comfort with a memory foam cushion and padded headband, so you should be able to wear the Voyager 104 for hours.
The Voyager 104 also has a noise canceling microphone that's rated to cancel up to 99% background noise.
Download the Plantronics Voyager 104 Data Sheet for tech specs
Check out an awesome video review of the Voyager 104 from a customer in the video below. Skip to 5:15 for microphone test.
Video comparison of the B450XT and Voyager 104 Trucker Headset from a customer
Trucker headset option 3- Aftershokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Headset
Last but not least and my personal favorite is the Aftershokz OpenComm headset. This is a Bone Conduction headset, meaning both of your ears will be open, but you'll be able to hear your audio out of both ears!
Whether you want to listen to music while in your truck or take phone calls, the OpenComm works great.
The unique advantage of this headset for truckers is you're going to hear audio out of both ears, but both ears will be open so you stay safe and stay aware of what's going on around you.
The previous two headsets go over your head and cover one ear, so when you're in a loud truck or outside, it can sometimes be a challenge to hear callers.
Not only will the OpenComm allow you to hear audio in both ears, but now this unique trucker headset has a noise canceling microphone boom so you can be heard clear in the truck our outside as you're walking.
This headset is the first of its kind. Traditionally Bone Conduction headsets are made for consumers who want a headset to listen to music. The OpenComm gives you the best of both worlds.
For a full video review and mic test, you can reference the video below.
Cheaper options to consider
- Mpow Trucker Headset
- Willfull Bluetooth Trucker Headset
- Taotronics Bluetooth Trucker Headset
- Conambo Trucker Headset
No matter which headset you invest in you'll be making a great choice. A trucker headset is going to keep you hands free, more safe and allow you to be heard clear to callers on the other end without the engine or road noise. Based on the info above