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 […]
A good friend Jewel Jones President of Over the Road Apparel e-mailed me a request the other night.  She wanted to do a promotion for driver appreciation week in the form of a contest based around the simple hashtag of #WHYIDRIVE.  She asked me if I would mind taking a picture with that tag in one […]
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 […]
Lately there has been talk about how drivers are no longer considered the Knights of the Road. There are many reasons for that.  The attitudes of some drivers, tighter schedules, and electronic logs, concern for liability, and load hi-jacking to name a few of the concerns.  When we look at various social media outlets. We […]
During the Great American Truck Show (GATS) I was able to get a few minutes of Lindsay Lawler’s time. GATS  2014 was a busy time for those of us who were attending. Lindsay was no exception. She performed 2 concerts, one on Friday, and another on Saturday, at the HTAA (Healthy Trucking Association of America) stage […]
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