Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | June 01, 2012

• Keep a water bottle in your cab. Purchase a reusable, Bisphenol A (BPA)-free bottle and avoid concerns doctors have raised about that chemical, present in many plastics.

• Add flavor to your water, if you need encouragement. Try buying bottles of real lemon or lime juice. They’ll keep fresh longer than the fruits themselves. Squeeze in a few drops at a time and shake.

• Avoid sugary drinks. The sugar has no health benefits. Also, if you’re not very active while not driving, the sodium and potassium in sports drinks is completely unnecessary. –Kathleen Buccleugh

A state-by-state guide

Trailer rental firm Xtra Lease’s new state-by-state size and weight regs guide is also a great contact resource for state permitting offices and more. It’s available in a free download via xtralease.com, search “size and weight.” Or scan the QR with your smartphone or tablet to fill out the registration form on the go.

CALENDAR

JUNE 8-9: OAK GROVE TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Oak Grove 70 Petro, I-70 exit 28, Oak Grove, Mo.

JUNE 8-10: ATHS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA SHOW, Big Cabin Truck Plaza, I-44 and U.S. 69, Big Cabin, Okla., Omer Williams, (918) 256-5957.

JUNE 9-10: ATCA YANKEE CHAPTER SHOW, Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Bethlehem, Conn., Bill Mitchell, (203) 739-0118.

JUNE 10: ATHS METRO JERSEY CHAPTER, Automatic Switch Co., Florham Park, N.J., (973) 726-4586.

JUNE 14-16: GREAT WEST TRUCK SHOW, including Custom Rigs Pride & Polish, Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention Center, (888) 349-4287, www.greatwesttruckshow.com.

JUNE 15-16: ANTIQUE AND WORKING TRUCK SHOW, Cumberland Plateau Antique Tractor and Engine Show, Fairgrounds, Crossville, Tenn., (931) 200-3203

JUNE 16: ATHS SOUTHEAST IOWA

TRUCK SHOW, Ottumwa Park Campground, Highway 34 and Old 63, Ottumwa, Iowa, (641) 226-0115 or (641) 919-2923.

JUNE 16: ATHS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER TRUCK SHOW, Fall River Mills, Calif., William Irvin, (530) 865-8631.

JUNE 23-24: ATHS OHIO VINTAGE TRUCK JAMBOREE, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, Ohio, Chris Budke, (419) 721-9204.

JUNE 24: ATHS NUTMEG CHAPTER TRUCK/TOY SHOW, Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Brooklyn, Conn., John Raymond, (860) 608-5033.

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