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Cooking in the Truck Summit debuting at MATS 2015

Mar
11,
2015
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For Immediate Release.
Louisville, KY

Cooking in the Truck Summit March 26th 2015, at 8PM in the Papa Johns Lot at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) at the Freightliner hospitality trailer

Cooking in the Truck Summit March 26th 2015, 8PM in the Papa Johns Lot at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) at the Freightliner hospitality trailer

Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro and Tom Kyrk founder and chief blogger for Road Tested Living, will be hosting the first Cooking in the Truck Summit.
This event will be held March 26th 2015, at 8PM in the Papa Johns Lot at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) at the Freightliner hospitality trailer.

In recent years there has been a increase in the number of drivers who cook in their trucks. This is done for a variety of reasons ranging from saving money, to health, to scheduling, among other reasons. A variety of resources in recent years have became available to help encourage drivers to cook in their trucks. These range from web sites to cookbooks for truckers, and Facebook pages.

Linda and Tom would like to improve the networking and communication between these various groups as to resources available. As well as to get the word out that cooking on the truck does not have to be hard, complicated, or expensive.

The purpose of this Summit is three fold:

1)     Is to discuss ways to encourage and promote cooking in the truck.
2)     To share ideas on storage, and cooking ideas
3)     To discuss ways to work with the various companies in the trucking industry to help them understand our needs. By doing this it is hoped that the products and services we need and use will become more widely available and economical.

Anyone with an interest in cooking in their truck, or grilling outside are welcome to attend. If a member of your group is able to attend as a representative we will give them a brief opportunity to discuss what your group specialty as well as share links and resources. If someone from your group is unable to attend.

Feel free to e-mail the information to roadtestedliving@gmail.com subject line summit include the information about your group or its resources. If you have personal information or pictures of your cooking tools or storage ideas please feel free to submit it as well if you will be unable to attend.

Everyone is encouraged to submit pictures and a brief description of their favorite cooking appliances, as well as storage solutions for life on the truck. This information will be made available to anyone free of charge on the Facebook page Cooking in the Truck Summit as well as on RoadTestedLiving.com.

The ultimate purpose of this meeting is to bring everyone together to exchange ideas and encourage unity. This is not about promoting one style of cooking or way of doing things. Everyone is welcome from the expert chef to the novice who just reheats cans. There is no wrong or right way.

Linda and Tom would like to thank Freightliner for allowing us to use their hospitality trailer for this meeting. This summit is not in formal affiliation with any group. Linda and Tom are doing this on their own as they feel it is important bring as many people and ideas together as possible to promote cooking and living better on the road.

Road tested Living Founded in 2014 has the purpose to share life’s lessons in living well taken from the road. It is to show that one can lose weight and have a high quality of life despite the challenges of living and working in a small space with limited facilities. RTL also shares human interest stories and the tech reviews and information that makes life more pleasant on the road.

Freightliner Team Run Smart is an open community for all truckers who mean business. It’s where you turn to for expertise you can use right away. They operate on four pillars: Truck Smart, Fuel Smart, Business Smart, and Health Smart.

You’re in the trucking industry for the long haul in more ways than one. That’s why we’re here for you whether you drive a Freightliner or not. We’re all facing increasing industry pressures – from keeping operating costs low to staying healthier on the road. As a member of Team Run Smart, you’ll get advice from fellow truckers and dedicated Freightliner industry pros that you can use to overcome the pressures you’re facing. We’ll deliver the fresh content that can help you Run Smart.

Linda Caffee started her driver career with her husband Bob after their children left home for college in 2000. Bob started as a driver for a large motor carrier with Linda as a rider. They decided to enter the Expedite industry as team drivers in 2005 and purchased their first Freightliner. Linda has had her Class A licenses since the early 80’s starting out driving in the oil field and hauling grain as fill in driver. Linda and her husband Bob are currently leased to Landstar Express America.

Tom Kyrk has been in the trucking industry for over 9 years, working for a major over-the-road refrigerated carrier. He has done a little bit of everything: working as a campus police dispatcher, in retail electronics, and in restaurant kitchens. Out of all these jobs, he enjoys driving the most! Cooking is a close second though, as he is taking back his health with good choices and lifestyle changes. RoadTestedLiving.com chronicles his story, shares tips with drivers, and embodies the idea of learning to live well from life’s lessons on the road.

Further information, or inquiries can be obtained by contacting Tom Kyrk at roadtestedliving@gmail.com (ph) 607-201-4609.

or Linda Caffee
linda.caffee8@gmail.com

NOTE:  JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION !

Linda and Tom will be calling in to AskTheTrucker “Live” on Blog Talk Radio to discuss the Cooking Truck Summit and also to share tips about cooking and health while trucking.
Thursday March 12th at 6PM ET
Open Forum ” ‘Just Do It’: Steps to turn driver health around”
Call in number 347-826-9170

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Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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