JUNE 18: TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS & TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION TRUCK SHOW, Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega, Wis., (615) 406-3671.
JULY 14-15: WALCOTT TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Iowa 80 Truck Stop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa, www.iowa80truckstop.com.
AUG. 19-21: NAST BIG RIG TRUCK SHOW, Eau Claire, Wis., (715) 832-6666 or (800) 727-4488.
AUG. 25-27: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, including Custom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship, Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287,
SEPT. 30-OCT. 1: GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION TRUCK SHOW & Customer Expo, Joplin, Mo., www.chromeshopmafia.com, (888) 875-7787.
OCT. 15: TRUCK DRIVER SOCIAL MEDIA CONVENTION, Gold Strike Resort & Casino, Tunica, Miss., www.truckingsocialmedia.com.
Glory in the Sunshine State
The 2011 Custom Rigs Pride & Polish show season kicked off last month in Wildwood, Fla., at the 75 Chrome Shop show. Mike Hug’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 took home Best in Show in the Working Combo category, and Ron Huey’s 2010 International ProStar won Best of Show in Working Bobtail. Pride & Polish – and the event’s new National Championship qualifying shows – will resume in June at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas.
REDUCING BLOOD PRESSURE
Five routes to better heart health:
1. Maintain a healthy weight. The NIH recommends consulting a doctor to find out if you are in a healthy weight range, then losing weight gradually and at a healthy pace if necessary.
2. Be physically active. The recommended amount of daily exercise is only 30 minutes.
3. Eat healthy. This means less saturated fat, total fat and cholesterol, and more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy foods.