eating

Dining options galore back home yield surprising choice

"For all my moaning about not having a lot of choices on the road, when I do have a choice, I choose something I can get on the road. I don't know if it means I'm just a gripe, or I miss the road so much I need to taste it somehow."

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Eating for health and happiness

"The more you understand about the necessary nutrients and minerals your body's amazing chemical reaction needs to stay balanced, the easier it is to feed your brain."

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Gluten or not?

A new buzz-phrase that seems to be dropped whenever new diet trends are discussed is "gluten-free." What exactly is gluten? And why are so many people cutting it out of their diet?

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Operator’s new book details fitness turnaround

Mike Sammons' "Working Man's Road to Weight Loss" details the driver's story to losing more than half his body weight in a quest for better health.

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Provisions for hungry panhandlers

"Throw my sandwiches away all you want, but you're missing out on a yummy treat, and you will not squash my sparkle today. So there."

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Doc’s advice: ‘Eat more color’

Overdrive correspondent Wendy Parker reports from her yearly visit to the doc with some helpful tips for diet, activity levels and overall health.

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The price of eating on the road

Wendy Parker says the $300 a week she and her husband George spend on food is pretty bare bones. What is your weekly budget for food?.

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Owner-operator Rick Ash’s health reading list

The Trucking Solutions Group of owner-operators, of which Ash is a member, is hosting an open call tomorrow, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. Find call-in details, along with recommended health reading, in this story.

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Owner-operators’ road trip guide from Atlas

Atlas Van Lines' King of the Road operator survey, conducted earlier this year, garnered close to a couple hundred responses to questions running the gamut of operational details and preferences for various businesses delivering services to drivers the nation over. Favorite coffee? Dunkin Donuts. Best fast food? Subway. Biggest difficulty on the road? Eating right, followed by the rigidity of the hours-of-service regs. Atlas put together the following "Road Trip" infographic from the responses, from which ...

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Classic Trucker’s Jumbo sandwich overhauled

Today's post by Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter The Trucker’s Jumbo hoagie at Ray’s Steel City Saloon in Tallahassee, Fla., used to be full of bologna -- fried bologna Pittsburgh-style, that is -- with everything else piled inside. A tradition of the Steel City’s mill districts, the Trucker’s Jumbo was first prepared for truckers and steel workers on break with coleslaw and french fries stacked inside so that that laborers and haulers could eat the meal in ...

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