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Keeping a Balanced Diet when Eating at Truck Stops

Friday, January 25th, 2019
Keeping a Balanced Diet when Eating at Truck Stops
While these facilities were designed to meet the basic needs of truckers everywhere, they don’t always offer the healthiest choices.

Throughout your trucking career, you’re probably going to see hundreds of truck stops. While these facilities were designed to meet the basic needs of truckers everywhere, they don’t always offer the healthiest choices. Here are some tips that can help you maintain some balance in your diet when eating at truck stops is your only option.

Plan Your Meals around Your Schedule

For many average shift-workers, it’s easy to plan breakfast, lunch, and dinner is at pretty much the same times each day. However, when you’re a trucker, mealtimes can vary based on the job. A good time to think about mealtimes is when you’re planning your route. Plan to eat every few hours, so that you’re not depriving yourself of necessary sustenance. For a long-haul or overnight job, this may mean that you have four meals in a day or that they are at “odd” hours. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you’re eating when you need to. Building mealtimes into your travel plans also helps to cut down on last-minute stops where you just grab the first thing you see out of desperation and hunger. If you’re someone who likes to snack, then pack yourself something healthy to munch on between meals.

Keep an Eye on Portion Sizes

Truck stops across the country are famous for their diners, and the typical American diner serves colossal portions. Keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with having leftovers. Eating too much at once can make you sluggish and tired, neither of which are good things when you’re trying to drive safely. Eat until you feel satisfied and then stop. You can save the leftovers for your next meal, and probably save yourself some time!

Keep Proper Nutrition in Mind

It’s important to remember that there are nutrients that your body needs. Many years ago, it was almost impossible to get anything that wasn’t full of sugar or deep fried at truck stops. Fortunately, most truck stops nowadays have significantly more healthy options. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are crucial for maintaining a balanced diet. While all that fried stuff may look appetizing, it is essential that you choose to prioritize your health.   

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3 Must-See Truck Stops Across the U.S.

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

3 Must-See Truck Stops Across the U.S.

One of the absolute best things about driving a truck for a living is that you get to see so much of our beautiful country.

One of the absolute best things about driving a truck for a living is that you get to see so much of our beautiful country. You get to travel everywhere from quiet country sides to busy cityscapes and see everywhere in between. Along your travels as a trucker, you are going to see many, many truck stops. Some will definitely be better than others, for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of the truck stops that you should definitely add to your route if you’re going in the right direction! (more…)

Important Truck Stop Etiquette

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Important Truck Stop Etiquette

As a truck driver, you will surely encounter your fair share of truck stops along your many journeys.

As a truck driver, you will surely encounter your fair share of truck stops along your many journeys.  While you aren’t exactly expected to behave like high-society or dignitaries while at a truck stop, a certain level of decorum and professionalism is expected. Basically, just do whatever you would want a fellow truck driver to do. Follow these tips as some general guidelines. (more…)

Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

As a truck driver, you will probably be spending multiple days out on the road, and there are a few things you will want to have with you.

When you’re in CDL school to become a truck driver, you learn all of the basics of trucking like how to maneuver your vehicle through traffic and the different federal rules and regulations related to trucking. Something that CDL school doesn’t usually capture is the things that you, as a person, might want to have with you on the road. There’s an age-old saying that says “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”, and that could not be more true for some items. You really don’t realize how convenient it is to live in your home and come home from work every day. As a truck driver, you will probably be spending multiple days out on the road, and there are a few things you will want to have with you. (more…)