A tour of the “Caffcadia”

Bob and Linda Caffee  Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro’s are saying goodbye to their current truck.  Their new truck is being built, and they are running their last load in this truck, before turning it over to its new owners.

This seemed like a great time to post a link to another one of Linda’s videos.  This one is a tour of her truck and she shows off some of the devices she uses for cooking on her truck, as well as their care, and maintenance.

Linda is fortunate to have a truck with a custom sleeper. However even if you don’t have that luxury you can still do a great deal to live comfortably in a OEM sleeper.  I hope to be sharing both pictures and videos of my sleeper as well as other drivers in the near future to show what is possible.

When a Wrench gets thrown into your day…

At the Road Angel near Brownstone Illinois.
At the Road Angel near Brownstone Illinois.

About a week ago I had one of those loads truckers sometimes enjoy.  I had about 1000 miles on my trip, 8 hours a day I could legally drive, and 5 days to drive it in.  The best part is that the receiver was a drop so I could get it there early if I wanted to. Loads like this are nice as it gives you the time to stop and do things such as visit sites, stop by a casino, or restaurant you enjoy, maybe even do a little shopping. I was able to work my trip so that on Wednesday I could stop at the Road Angel near Brownstone Illinois, for the night.  Free showers laundry, and Wi-Fi who could ask for more? Continue reading When a Wrench gets thrown into your day…

The Road Angel

Entrance to the Road Angel Brownstone Illinois.
Entrance to the Road Angel Brownstone Illinois.

In our daily travels as drivers we are often ignored, or treated in ways that are less than respectful by others that we meet in our travels. It is truly a blessing to find those places that treat drivers with respect and a true compassion. I will try and feature a few of these places, and individuals each year as I find them in my travels.

 

The first one I wish to focus on is the Road Angel just off exit 68 near Brownstone, Illinois. This facility is run by the Association of Christian Truckers, Continue reading The Road Angel

A Twist and a Turn on Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad with Marinara Sauce and Black Olives
Tuna Salad with Marinara Sauce and Black Olives

Life much like travelling is full of twists turns and expected surprises.  Several years ago Bob Perry from Rolling Strong first told me of a simple way to make flavorful and lower calorie tuna salad by substituting marinara sauce. In my mind the thought of that combination had zero appeal.  It was not till this year I finally found the courage to try it.  To my pleasant surprise it was GOOD!!! Continue reading A Twist and a Turn on Tuna Salad

June Rolling Strong Newsletter

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It seems the last month the more I try to get caught up the further I get behind.  My thanks to my patient editor Diana for extending my deadline.  Enjoy the June Rolling Strong Newsletter with my recipe and column.  It was a team effort with Linda Caffee and myself as well as a few other drivers throwing in their input on a base recipe from Bob Perry.

Another take on Power Inverters

By:  Bob Caffee

Bob Caffee a Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro along with his wife Linda agreed to let me share this with my readers.  Bob a few weeks after my Watt’s an Inverter wrote this more technical piece.  Bob has spent years as a diesel mechanic as well as researching the best inverter for their purposes.  Thanks to him for this great article.

400 Watt inverter by Cobra
400 Watt inverter by Cobra

What is a power inverter? Power inverters are described as a device or circuit that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). Voltages, input and output are dependent upon the device in use. For our use we will be talking about an inverter that would be installed in a truck, voltage 12 DC in and 115 AC out. Continue reading Another take on Power Inverters

The Truth About Trucking Radio Show

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UPDATE!!!

To listen the the replay of the show click here.  It was a great show thank you Donna and Allen for having Mike, Rich and I on.

 

I have been asked to  join Hosts Donna and Allen Smith on their show The Truth About Trucking.  I will be joining drivers Michael Adams of TruckinFitness and Rich Chelton as we discuss health issues drivers face and ways to overcome them.  It will be tonight  Thursday June 5th at 6pm Eastern on blogtalk radio.  To join in and get more information on the show topics click here.  You can also call in to participate at (347) 826-9170. Continue reading The Truth About Trucking Radio Show

Whole Mustard Coated Pork Chops.

Whole  Mustard Coated Pork Chops with Asparagus and Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Red Onion
Whole Mustard Coated Pork Chops with Asparagus and Cabbage Salad

Here is this month’s recipe I did for the Rolling Strong Newsletter.  I am especially proud of this month’s recipe.  On a recent visit to my mother I got the opportunity to make this for her for the first time.  As mom has gotten older her tastes have changed and many of her favorite foods she no longer enjoys.  I was thrilled that she loved both the chops as well as the cabbage salad.  She even asked for some seconds which is very rare for her!!! Continue reading Whole Mustard Coated Pork Chops.

When is a Fridge not a Fridge???

Sounds like a trick question doesn’t it…

 

Thermo-Electric Fridge
Thermo-Electric Fridge

Actually it is not. There is a new “environmentally friendly” product on the market. I say “new” however that is a bit of a misnomer, as it has been out for several years in fact. The product is the Thermoelectric fridge, or cooler; sometimes sold under the name “Superconducting Refrigerator”. Continue reading When is a Fridge not a Fridge???

Lessons In Living Well Taken from the Road

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