Fast food doesn’t have to mean unhealthy!

The following is a submission from Certified Oil. Opinions expressed in this editorial do not express the view of the Ohio Trucking Association, nor does this blog post constitute an OTA endorsement. The OTA Road Map blog simply serves as an opportunity for members to share content, educate, and engage the entire membership on issues pertinent to the trucking industry. Thank you for reading, we hope that you will subscribe.

Whether you’re driving for business or leisure, it’s not uncommon to be on the road when the urge for a snack hits. At this point, we often find ourselves looking for a billboard, a blue sign sprinkled with logos, or a high-rise set of golden arches glowing in the distance. Without fail, we’ll often end up at a rest stop sliding crinkled bills into a vending machine, hoping that we pressed the right buttons and our tasty treat doesn’t get stuck in between the glass and a metal corkscrew.

Well, Certified Oil is here to tell you that just because you need to get some food fast doesn’t mean you have to eat fast food or stale chips from the vending machine. Making healthy decisions when hunger hits is easier today than ever.

Healthy Option Collage

Left: Quaker Instant Oatmeal options and Revolution Hot Tea Dispenser. Top Right: Assorted Chobani Greek Yogurt. Bottom Right: Various Sabra Hummus options.


Our newest and largest travel center, features many healthy options to snack on when traveling. Whether you’re looking for greek yogurt, hummus, guacamole, or hard-boiled eggs, we have it for you!

Need to grab something for lunch? Pair a bag of baked chips with one of Subway’s 8 Fresh Fit six-inch sub choices. Featuring 2 servings of veggies and 24 grams of whole grains for less than 400 calories makes any one of these subs a great option for anyone looking for a healthy option on the go!


Occasionally a snack won’t do it alone and an ice-cold refreshment is what you really need. Steering clear of sugar filled drinks can be difficult when stopping at a travel center. When hunting for something with less sugar, naturally, the first thought is to check out the different options of bottled water. After all, you’ve got to have something to wash down that Fresh Fit sub you just ordered! But what if you’re in the mood for a little flavor in your drink? Flavored waters or sparkling waters are available, but have you thought about fruit and vegetable juices? Lower in sugar than carbonated soda while also providing some dietary benefits, these juices can be a great option for when you’re looking for a drink option that is on the healthier side.


Above: An assortment of bottled juices found at Certified’s newest Travel Center.



We encourage Ohio Trucking Association and Ohio Association of Movers members to mark their calendars for Monday, April 16, 2018 from 11:30am – 1:30pm. We are hosting the OTA’s OTA on the Road Region Meeting Series and invite you to check out all of the healthy options that Certified has to offer at their newest and largest Travel Center located at 856 Frank Rd., Columbus, OH 43223. Featuring Subway, an array of bottled beverages, multiple snack options, 6 full diesel bays, CAT scales, truck parking, COMDATA, and DEF at the pump, they’ve made traveling on I-71 south of the city one less headache for professional drivers.

489 Subway Collage

Left: Fresh veggies waiting to be chopped and served on your next sub. Right: The Subway located inside Certified’s newest Travel Center located at 856 Frank Rd., Columbus, OH 43223.


Certified Oil: Founded by Carlyle Baker, in Piqua, OH in 1939, Certified remains one of Ohio’s leading operators of convenience stores and retail fueling facilities. Operating or supplying over 140 locations in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, Certified keeps a strong focus on training their employees to serve the customer as best they can, striving to be the most customer focused convenience store chain in the industry. For more information on Certified Oil, visit or follow Certified Oil on Facebook (, Twitter (@CertifiedOil) or Instagram (@CertifiedOil).

OTA on the Road, Columbus: Join us for our final region meeting of the spring on Monday, April 16, 2018. For more information, visit .

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