5 Amazing Tips for Celebrating the Fourth: Truckers Edition

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      Celebrate the Fourth on the road in style and get some valuable information on the best eats, firework spots and more. As we offer these 5 amazing tips for celebrating the Fourth- trucker style.

      1) Grill Everything

      The best way to celebrate any holiday almost always includes a grill. Whether you’re doing it gas or charcoal style – everyone appreciates the savory smoked flavor that your special sauces is covering. But if you’re looking for a twist this Fourth then try Bobby Flay’s Philly Burger recipe. Yum!

      Wait, are you on the road and unable to cause a fire hazard by grilling in your camper? No worries… Check out Guy Fieri’s road map to the best road eats across the country and get that special charred food we love so much this Fourth.

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      Source: Foodnetwork.com

      2) Get the tunes kicking: Music

      In 1776 some of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence were applauded with
      loud bells and musical bands. Today music has become such a deep part of the historic holiday that Spotify has a chart showing the top 4th of July songs in each 50 states.

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      Source: Spotify

      3) Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated

      There are a number of ways to get burned out from heat exhaustion, from physical activity to lack of water intake. It’s easy to get carried away with all the festivities even if you’re on the road and not at home. Hydration is very important and for that reason, we’re offering these cool tips:

      • Drink Water
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      Consume water rich foods: bell peppers, cucumbers, watermelon, etc…
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      Sports drinks like Gatorade help replenish those electrolytes we sweat away
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      Stop or pull over if you feel dizzy: it’s a common sign of a dehydration spell

      http://greatist.com/fitness/hydration-during-exercise

      http://greatist.com/fitness/hydration-during-exercise

      **If you’re busy and on the road this time of year, a/c failure is a big possibility and a/c use in general doesn’t bode well with idling. So, here’s our BIG FIX: The Nite Phoenix system is a battery powered no idle system with the highest cooling capacity on the market. Ask about how you can get one by calling us today 757-465-2216. To view a past ad we featured of this unit click here: Nite Phoenix.

      4) Stay Safe – Beware the Cargo Thieves

      If you find yourself being a victim or witness to cargo theft, the FBI has an incident report form available online to help you get through the process and better alert the authorities. Below is an infographic that CargoNet has created illustrating the trends, most at-risk states and more.

      East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales offers a number of products and solutions to help with trucker’s safety. We even sell wireless tow lights that can be stored away after each use. For more information subscribe to our newsletter or call in and ask about our products and service at 757-465-2216.

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      Source: CargoNet

      5) Enjoy the Fireworks!

      Everyone loves the colorful bewitching displays from up above. What began from a simplistic solution of saltpetre, sulfur and charcoal has now turned into a full fledged advanced system with over 15 different kinds to choose from and many sound combinations. That being said, it’s always a great time to enjoy them. But where?

      If you’re on the road you don’t have to miss out on the party! You can find a list of local networks streaming the fireworks, here: watch fireworks live this fourth.

      If you don’t see your local area on the list, no worries – check this out.

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