Labor Day weekend is here. In an effort to devour every last flavor of summer, why not whip up an easy and tangy grilled corn recipe to satisfy your palate? This healthy vegetable topped with chipotle-lime butter makes a perfect long-weekend side dish. This recipe makes four servings.
You will need:
A grill or microwave
4 ears of fresh corn, husked
2 tablespoons of butter
¼ teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon lime juice
½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat your grill to high
Wrap each ear of corn in foil
Place on grill and cook, turning frequently, for ten minutes
Next, soften the butter
Combine butter with lime zest, lime juice, ground chipotle and salt
Unwrap corn and brush on butter
Nutrition: 129 calories per serving: 7 g fat, 17 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber, 22 mg sodium, 245 mg potassium
One of the most important aspects of safety and efficiency is keeping an eye on tire wear and upkeep. Poor tire maintenance can lead to significant decreases in fuel efficiency, as well as safety hazards such as flats, blow outs and sidewall damage from curbing.
New steering tires can last 90,000 to 150,000 miles, depending on brand and how well they are managed; drive tires can go 300,000 to 400,000 miles and trail tires typically last three years. To make sure your tires are in top condition and to help prolong the life of your tires, check out the information and things to note during pre-trip inspections below:
• It’s normal for tires to lose some air pressure, especially when temperatures change. Keeping the appropriate air pressure levels is one of the most important keys to tire health. In fact, the number one tire killer is incorrect air pressure! Over-inflated tires can result in poor handling, deteriorating ride comfort and premature wear. Under-inflation may lead to the same problems as well as increased fuel consumption and overheating. The effects of overheating are particularly damaging, and can result in tread separation and blowout. The recommended pressure range is 85 to 100 psi, depending on the tire position.
• Check and adjust air pressure at least once a week and report any new wear conditions that appear. For example, a tire that is worn on either the inside edge or the outside edge can be an indication of an alignment problem. Advanced wear on both sides at once is often an indication of low tire pressure, and wear in the center of the tread usually points to over-inflation.
• If the tire wear seems even, use a depth gauge to check tread depth at three separate points around the tire. Forgot or lost your tread gauge? Use a penny. Insert the penny into the tread with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tire is worn. The Department of Transportation’s minimum tread requirement is 4/32 tread for the steer tires, 2/32 for the drive and trail tires. Also always check for foreign objects in the tire.
Check out this in-depth look at tire troubleshooting. (PDF)
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Con-way Truckload is proud to once again be a part of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), held each August in Dallas, Texas. This year’s show will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 21st, 22nd and 23rd at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.
The Great American Trucking Show is one of the nation’s largest trucking trade shows. This three-day event features a wide variety of trucking industry exhibitors, informational seminars and showcases the latest in industry technology. Attendees have an opportunity to meet some of the most influential leaders in the trucking industry, representing more than 100 companies. The GATS Recruiting Pavilion offers current and potential drivers the chance to meet with company representatives from all over the country.
Con-way Truckload will have a booth in the Recruitment Pavilion where attendees can speak with recruiters and drivers about jobs, training and support at Con-way Truckload, our new pay increase and more. Swing by our booth, # 20167 and meet Gretchen Jackson, Manager of Recruiting for Con-way Truckload. She will be joined in the booth by recruiters Susi Killinger and Josh Landers.
Also attending from Con-way Truckload will be owner operators Eric Johnson and Dave Foster. In addition to his driving career, Eric is featured on the popular History Channel reality show, Big Rig Bounty Hunters, which follows driver/bounty hunters who search for lost or stolen tractor-trailer rigs. Dave Foster, a driver with more than 30 years in the industry, is set to once again enter his 2005, 13 speed Kenworth W900L in the Overdrive Pride and Polish Competition.
As an added treat, stopping by the Con-way Truckload booth will be the 2014 winner of Overdrive Magazine’s Most Beautiful Driver Award, Emily Wentworth. Emily will be in attendance at booth at our booth on Thursday at 4:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and again on Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for a meet and greet, photo opp and autographs.
Hope to see you at GATS and make sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates from the show!