First-ever 'Cooking in the Truck Summit' planned for next week

| 3/18/2015

Organizers of the first-ever “Cooking in the Truck Summit” hope the event will encourage truck drivers to share their super special road cooking knowledge next week in Louisville. The event is set for Thursday, March 26, in Freightliner’s hospitality trailer in the Papa John’s parking lot at Cardinal Stadium. It begins at 8 p.m., after the close of Thursday’s session of the Mid-American Trucking Show.

OOIDA Members Linda Caffee, who is also a Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro, and Tom Kyrk, founder and chief blogger for Road Tested Living, are the hosts of the inaugural summit.

According to event organizers, many truck drivers are choosing to cook in their trucks for a variety of reasons, including to save money and for health reasons.

The three main goals of the summit are as follows:

Discuss ways to encourage and promote cooking in the truck;
Share ideas on storage and cooking ideas; and
Discuss ways to work with various companies in the trucking industry to help them understand truck drivers’ needs. By doing this, it is hoped that the products and services we need and use will become more widely available and economical.

The summit is open to anyone interested in cooking in their truck or grilling outside. Those interested in finding out more information about the summit are encouraged to contact Tom Kyrk at or Linda Caffee at