Road Tested Living

Linda Caffee and Tom Kyrk Linda Caffee Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro (www.teamrunsmart.com) and Tom Kyrk, founder and chief blogger for Road Tested Living, will be hosting the first Cooking in the Truck Summit.

This event will be held March 26th 2015, at 8PM in the Papa Johns Lot at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) at the Freightliner hospitality trailer.

In recent years there has been a increase in the number of drivers who cook in their trucks. This is done for a variety of reasons ranging from saving money, to health, to scheduling, among other reasons. A variety of resources in recent years have became available to help encourage drivers to cook in their trucks. These range from web sites to cookbooks for truckers, and Facebook pages.

Linda and Tom would like to improve the networking and communication between these various groups as to resources available. As well as to get the word out that cooking on the truck does not have to be hard, complicated, or expensive.

The purpose of this Summit is three fold:

1) Is to discuss ways to encourage and promote cooking in the truck.

2) To share ideas on storage, and cooking ideas

3) To discuss ways to work with the various companies in the trucking industry to help them understand our needs. By doing this it is hoped that the products and services we need and use will become more widely available and economical.

Anyone with an interest in cooking in their truck, or grilling outside are welcome to attend. If a member of your group is able to attend as a representative we will give them a brief opportunity to discuss what your group specialty as well as share links and resources. If someone from your group is unable to attend.

Feel free to e-mail the information from our Contact Page with the subject line summit. Please include the information about your group or its resources. If you have personal information or pictures of your cooking tools or storage ideas please feel free to submit it as well if you will be unable to attend.

Everyone is encouraged to submit pictures and a brief description of their favorite cooking appliances, as well as storage solutions for life on the truck. This information will be made available to anyone free of charge on the Cooking in the Truck Summit Facebook Page as well as here on Road Tested Living.

The ultimate purpose of this meeting is to bring everyone together to exchange ideas and encourage unity. This is not about promoting one style of cooking or way of doing things. Everyone is welcome from the expert chef to the novice who just reheats cans. There is no wrong or right way.

Linda and Tom would like to thank Freightliner for allowing us to use their hospitality trailer for this meeting. This summit is not in formal affiliation with any group. Linda and Tom are doing this on their own as they feel it is important bring as many people and ideas together as possible to promote cooking and living better on the road.

Road Tested Living, founded in 2014, has the purpose to share life’s lessons in living well taken from the road. It’s to show that one can loose weight and have a high quality of life despite the challenges of living and working in a small space with limited facilities. RTL also shares human interest stories and the tech reviews and information that makes life more pleasant on the road.

Freightliner Team Run Smart is an open community for all truckers who mean business. It’s where you turn to for expertise you can use right away. They operate on four pillars: Truck Smart, Fuel Smart, Business Smart, and Health Smart.

You’re in the trucking industry for the long haul in more ways than one. That’s why we’re here for you whether you drive a Freightliner or not. We’re all facing increasing industry pressures – from keeping operating costs low to staying healthier on the road.

As a member of Team Run Smart, you’ll get advice from fellow truckers and dedicated Freightliner industry pros that you can use to overcome the pressures you’re facing. We’ll deliver the fresh content that can help you Run Smart.

Further information, or inquiries, contact Tom Kyrk from our Contact Page or call him at 607-201-4609.

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I have been driving in the trucking industry for 9 years working for a major over the road refrigerated carrier. In "previous lives," I have worked as a police dispatcher while in college for Geology and Sociology, spent time in restaurant kitchens, and spent 9 years in retail electronics. Of all my jobs, I enjoy probably enjoy driving the most, with cooking not far behind. During my time as a driver my weight went up and my health went down. In the last few years I have made the decision to start taking back my health. RoadTestedLiving.com chronicles my story, as well as that of other drivers. It will share tips and tricks that, if they work for professional drivers with limited time, space, and equipment, they should be able to work for anyone. It also allows me to share my passion for the trucking industry, and good food with others. Simply put, Road Tested Living is all about Learning to Live Well from Life's Lessons on the Road.

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