Caroline Taylor

Good choice, bad choice: healthy desserts

The staff here at Truckers News has picked out three low-calorie and low-fat frozen treats, because, we too have trouble saying no when it comes to indulging in dessert. 1. Smart Ones Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sundae This low-fat vanilla-flavored ice cream over a chocolate cookie crust topped with fudge sauce and fudge brownie chunks tastes so good you wouldn’t think it’s diet friendly. It’s perfect to pack in your cab cooler for late-night cravings. Calories: 140 Fat: 2.5g Protein: 3g Carbohydrates: ...

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Good choice, bad choice: frozen meals

You don’t always have to order fast food when you run out of time to cook a meal from scratch. Frozen meals are still an excellent way to get the nutrients your body needs. And because a lot of microwave meals have a reputation for tasting like plastic and freezer burn, Truckers News has picked out the ones that actually taste homemade, so you can keep them in your cab cooler or miniature fridge. 1. ...

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Water bottle: look good while doing good

Bobble is a reusable water bottle that filters water as you drink. Bobble was created with the intention of giving consumers an environmentally friendly replacement to plastic water bottles — most of which end up in the ocean, on the street or in landfills. The filters are interchangeable and replaceable, which makes it easy to keep the same bottle for a long time. Each bottle comes with a replaceable carbon filter that literally filters each sip ...

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Mobile jump start

The HT1224 12/24V commercial jump starter is a wheeled unit. It delivers 1,400 cold-cranking amps in 12-volt mode and 800 CCA in 24-volt mode. The HT1224 comes with two Group 31 batteries, 10-foot jumper cable leads, an automatic battery charger and 10-in. pneumatic tires for increased mobility. SOLAR, cloreautomotive.com, (800) 328-2921

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Super single tire

The G278 MSD super single tire is designed for tough and severe-duty vocational applications and features a crisscross tread design that offers improved off-road traction and helps pump water from the tread. The grooved angles have full-width interlocking groove protectors. The tire is available in 385/65R, 425/65R and 445/65R sizes. GOODYEAR, www.goodyear.com/truck

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Good choice, Bad choice: potato chips

Grocery stores and healthy-choice restaurants may not be an option when hunger strikes on the road. While browsing through the gas station aisle for different snacks, one of the most temping choices is a bag of chips, because they’re crunchy, salty and easy to eat at the wheel. Good choice: Sun Chips Original Bad choice: Lay’s Classic Potato Chips Calories and Fat: The Classic Lay’s chips have 150 calories and 10g of fat compared to the Sun Chips’ ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is the fail-safe plan for a quick, last-minute family or party-size meal. Even though pizza should be eaten in moderation, it’s hard to control the temptation of choosing among endless combinations of crusts, sauces and toppings. Good choice: Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza Bad choice: Sausage and Cheese Pizza Calories and Fat: The Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza has 200 calories and 7g of fat per slice, compared to the Sausage and Cheese Pizza’s 380 calories ...

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Driver of the Month

Bison Transport hauler sees work of a lifetime in trucking.

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Good choice, Bad choice: TCBY yogurt

The Country’s Best Yogurt holds true to its name by offering hand-scooped and soft serve yogurt treats that are more nutritious than ice cream and contain probiotics and active cultures that benefit the body’s immune system, digestive health and bones. While it’s hard to make a bad choice there, you can make a slightly wiser decision to shave some calories and fat off your diet. Good choice: No Sugar Added Chocolate Soft Serve Bad choice: Rocky Road ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: Smoothie King smoothies

Smoothie King has the ultimate leg up on all other fast food restaurants—the menu is just blended combinations of fruit. All though the idea of a smoothie trumps the Big Mac indefinitely, be wary of the extra calories and fat hidden in some of the recipes. Good choice: Immune Builder Bad choice: Peanut Power Plus Calories and Fat: The Immune Builder, without turbinado, has 280 calories and 1 gram of fat, compared to the Peanut Power Plus’ 700 ...

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