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Exercise Product: Ab Roller

The Ab Roller is an upper-body training product that works chest, abs and obliques.

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Cooking product: LunchBot

Take food from home with you on the road with a LunchBot.

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Eat this, Not that: Popeye’s chicken

Choosing something other than the Popeye's staples can help save calories and fat.

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Exercise product: Nike push-up grips

The Nike push-up grips create an elevated push-up position that allows for greater range of motion to strengthen chest muscles.

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Cooking product: Induction cooktop

The Avanti Induction Hotplate uses heat-transfer technology to cook with the provided skillet.

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Eat This, Not That: Krispy Kreme

Though Krispy Kreme should probably be avoided when dieting, there is a whole wheat option.

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Vitality in strange cargo — operating tables, diners, sea turtles and more. . .

If you haven't seen it out on the truckstop racks, check out the digital edition of the October Truckers News for a fun feature profiling several haulers who move some of the more unique truckloads out there, including honeybees, Lance Armstrong's prize-winning bicycles and two of my contributions to the package, loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in a Gulf of Mexico rescue operation during this year's big oil spill and, well, classic Northeast diners. Read the ...

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A coffee for St. Christopher

What says trucking more than a good cup of coffee? Though I haven't done much coffee-related reporting since the March 2008 Truckers News story probing haulers' coffee preferences, I suspect that with the turmoil we've all seen in the economy since that time, the 16 percent of drivers reporting they made their own brew on the road have been joined by many others today. This morning, I thought you'd appreciate, I myself had a few ...

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Body fat monitor

The handheld Fat Loss Monitor from Omron measures body fat percentage and body mass index to help track fat loss over time.

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Dangerous roads — for animals — cataloged in California, Maine

The last time Truckers News addressed the subject of dangerous roads, you might forgive us for having focused on the obvious, the treacherous mountain passes, cold and snowy winter roads and congested urban centers that make the job of the nation's truck drivers a sometimes harrowing adventure. Researchers and other users of  the California and Maine Roadkill Observation Systems, though, are pinpointing the most dangerous roads for, as their organizations' titles suggests, animals. The main ...

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