“An oversized greasy cheeseburger, crispy French fries and an ice-cold soda – this is the typical meal a truck driver will find along the stretch of any highway.
“While pulling up to a fast food joint to order a meal may seem like the quickest (and cheapest) way to cure the hunger pangs that come with a lengthy drive, an unbalanced diet has affected truck drivers as a whole and the statistics are hard to ignore.
“A study published earlier this year from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that nearly three-quarters of truck drivers sampled in America were obese – making obesity twice as prevalent in the trucking industry as in the US working adult population.
“In an effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle, drivers are finding it useful to skip the fast food joints altogether, and revamp their cab into a kitchen where the taste of home can travel with them.
“Appliances that can be hooked up simply to a cigarette lighter or through an inverter can help ensure meals are balanced and nutritious, and many truckers are taking note of this.”