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When you’re driving for long periods of time, it’s easy to let your cravings get the most of you. But, just because you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth doesn’t mean you need to loosen your belt.

Check out these sweet treats that are also healthier options than the usual soda and candy bar:

  • Whole grain cookies: go for fig bars or the like for a good, healthy cookie.
  • Dark chocolate: the darker, the better!
  • Organic fruit snacks: it’s possible and tasty, I promise!
  • Chocolate covered fruit and nuts: everything in moderation, of course.
  • Low sugar juice boxes: go for organic for a tasty, refreshing drink.
  • Naturally sweetened soda: make sure to choose one with less sugar and no artificial colors or flavors.

Along with healthy snacks like fruits, veggies, and nuts, reaching for these sweet treats will ensure your diet remains healthy and well-balanced even on the road.

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Transflo’s newest product, the ELD, is now available for purchase at Love’s Truck Stop locations. The ELD is a engine-connection device that helps to record and organize workday activities. Independent drivers can register and manage logs easily and frequently. Love’s is hopping on board the electronic logging method by making the devices available and affordable.

Check out this article for more information!

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Trying to add more storage space to your truck? Check out this tutorial on how to build and install cabinets for your 18-wheeler!

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Being a trucker also means being prepared for the most unpredictable weather. By now, you’ve probably learned that it’s better to be safe than sorry. This winter, tackle the snow and ice upfront by making a winter car kit to keep in your truck at all times! Not only will the kit keep you safe in case of an emergency, but it will also let you drive with ease knowing that you beat the winter at its own game.

But a plastic tote and fill it with the following items:

  • booster cables
  • a flashlight
  • extra batteries
  • rope
  • a windshield scraper
  • battery powered radio
  • bottled water
  • non perishable snacks
  • matches
  • first aid kit
  • pocket knife
  • blankets
  • necessary medication

In addition to making this kit, make sure you winterize your diesel tank, and always keep it half full. In the event of a crash, make sure you stay in your vehicle–walking in a storm is very dangerous, and your vehicle makes a good shelter.

Stay safe and warm this winter!

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Now more than ever, women are taking on the trucking industry. Many women are realizing that trucking is the perfect career for those who do not want to spend money on more education, but want to earn a sizeable salary. In fact, drivers can earn up to $50,000 in their first year after receiving their CDL. Women who are retired are turning to trucking as a way to keep earning money after they’re finished with their professions. With the increase in female drivers, we are also seeing an increase in couples who drive as a team. Driving as a team allows husbands and wives to travel the country together while earning money at the same time–something very attractive to mothers with empty nests.

In the past, the trucking industry was very unappealing to women. The trucks were difficult to drive, truck stops were dangerous, and sexual harassment was a major concern. Manufacturers have solved some of these problems with the addition of power steering, adjustable seats, and safety features, making the trucks easier to drive. With the addition of separate-sex bathrooms, women no longer have to be as concerned about sexual harassment in truck stops.

Soon, it won’t be so rare to see women behind the wheel!

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Sleep apnea is a problem among truckers everywhere. With long hours on the road, sometimes sleeping is difficult. But, driving without much sleep is dangerous for you and those around you. Check out what you need to know about the requirements for sleep apnea testing.

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