3 Car Accessories for the Business Traveler

Whether you’re cruising around in a rental car or making the drive all on your own, you’ll probably want some cool, useful accessories to accompany you on the trip. When thinking about what to bring for your business traveling, from travel-related apps to audio books, consider what will make your drive more comfortable and productive (without getting distracted). Here are some ideas.

Car Neck Pillow

If your job involves a lot of traveling or you’re going to countless meetings in a new city, you might regret not having considered your own comfort when planning what to bring along. There are some easy options, like this adjustable car neck pillow, that are meant to support your neck and provide you with a more comfortable drive. Consider what you can purchase before you grab the keys and go that will make your drive more enjoyable.

Audio Books

It’s definitely fun to crank up the radio and listen to your favorite tracks, but you can take a more productive route and get business audio books you can listen to on your drive. This will give you the opportunity to learn more while you’re traveling. If you’re going to another country, you can take it a step further and get audio books that help teach you a different language. You can sometimes check out audio books in CD form from the library, but you can also download them from websites like Audible. Just make sure you have a car connector if you plan on hooking your iPod up to your radio.

Cellphone Headset

You’re on a business trip, so you’re probably going to need to make some phone calls. Don’t resort to just holding the phone to your ear while you drive — it’s uncomfortable, and it’s dangerous to not have both hands on the wheel. Plus, if you’re going to a different state, the laws vary about whether or not it’s legal to use a handheld phone at all. For example, Washington D.C. bans all handheld cellphone use while driving. Check out the laws for your destination, and see if getting a headset or Bluetooth is a solution for you.


Before you get in the car, think about what accessories you can bring to keep your drive from becoming monotonous or uncomfortable. These are three ideas to start with, but there are more options out there. What accessories do you use during your car rides for work?


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