Butane Cooking

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DallaStrong's Comment
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Can some one tell me what are the fmcsa/dot laws of having a one burner butane stove in my truck for cooking. Legal or not, running out of options. My does not allow hardwired power inverters. I will not be here long. 12v options just not enough.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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It's true, 12v out of the "cigarette lighter" type socket isn't enough to cook most things quickly. The are many slow cooker style things. This link shows a good list, and you could get most of these at your next truck stop.

RoadTrucker.com 12volt cooking

If you have open flame inside the truck (propane/ butane) you have some risks: *an open flame in the truck; *lingering smells/ odors/ fragrances, just like smoking in there; *the possibility of using up oxygen and generating carbon monoxide, a poison gas.

Plan ahead, fix up lunch in the morning and cook + drive till you get hungry.

For the real cheapies out there, there's always the hot exhaust manifold. Read about it here:

Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!

(It's still in print - a classic)

Dave Reid's Comment
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You're not going to want to use a burner inside the truck - I don't think that would be safe.

If you get into flat bedding, I've seen guys grilling on the deck.

I like the Hot Logic mini cooker....I think it is better than the Road Pro sold in truck stops. They may have them at Walmart now....I got mine from Amazon. You shove whatever you want in it and then you can enjoy it anywhere from 2 to 12 hours later (heats in 2 hours and holds it up to 12). it is terrific for reheating things and some things can be cooked from raw (not bread type stuff though)

Some like to cook things with crock pots (I don't because I'm too lazy to clean).

Once you do have a large invertor you can get an electric skillet, microwave etc. but I understand you're limited for now. The Hot Logic can be operated on 12v just fine....you just have to plan ahead a little - put your grub in there at the beginning for your shift and it will be ready for lunch or dinner. A recipe book comes with the thing. I use mine mostly for reheating half of a restaurant meal, but sometimes I dump a can of stew or something in it. Others will be more adventurous with it....I just like to keep it simple.

Can some one tell me what are the fmcsa/dot laws of having a one burner butane stove in my truck for cooking. Legal or not, running out of options. My does not allow hardwired power inverters. I will not be here long. 12v options just not enough.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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