Road Tested Living
This year at the Mid-America Truck Show I stumbled across a booth in the west wing that surprised me. TOMTOM had a booth to showcase their new Trucking Industry Specific GPS system, as well as fitness trackers. Many of you I am sure recall the days of hearing TOMTOM advertisements for stand alone GPS systems […]
Truck show season is winding down, and to paraphrase Hank Williams JR.  Are you ready for a Truck Show?  Each year at the end of August people gather in Dallas for The Great American Truck Show.  Yes we can debate for hours about a Truck Show in august in Dallas.  Yet despite the heat many […]
As truck drivers we all know how hard it is to find balance.  The balance of long workdays, combined with time on the road, and  family obligations, finding time for ourselves or personal interests and our health is a challenge.  Like many drivers this one I struggle with.  The last several years has been working on […]
Some may call me cheap, others may call me frugal. Personally I just like getting a great deal and saving money.  When we are out on the road one of the biggest pain in the necks we have to deal with is getting gifts for those we care about.  Finding time to go shopping letting […]
While cooking in big trucks is certainly not a new concept, it is one that is gaining popularity.  There are any number of reasons for the growing interest for cooking while over the road. Perhaps it has something to do with the growing number of couples teaming together.  Or maybe it is the large impact […]
At GATS in Dallas this year, drivers who had parked in the parking lot came out to find a pleasant surprise.  The folks from Smart Truck Systems decided to hold a BBQ for drivers of the second year in a row. They came up with the idea as a way to thank drivers for what […]
This year at GATS there seems to be a heavy focus on Driver Health and Health Related Issues.  The Healthy Trucker Association of America (HTAA) is rolling out their Truckers Against Hepatitis-C campaign. It will be held at booth 23113 in the Health Pavilion Area of the show. In the U.S. approximately 5.2 million people […]
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