LTL DAY CAB Meals

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Jose R.'s Comment
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So I’m curious if their are any other extra board driver from an LTL carrier who run extrabord or don’t have a dedicated home daily route who have advice about meals on the road. We don’t many options and I want to eat healither are their any good fridges that fill in a day can currently have the Coleman cooler for drinks. If so any advice would be helpful wanting to eat healthier.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Are you in a dedicated truck? If so, do you have an inverter? If the answer to both is yes, you may have room for a small fridge from Walmart.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Who do you run for? I got off the extra board a few months ago, but I was always home daily unless I had problems.

Unfortunately the cooler maybe your best option. Of you have a inverter a small fridge from Walmart would work, but I would hate to have move it truck to truck.

C T.'s Comment
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I got a lil yeti cup that I keep ice in all day for drinks that I store in my bag. I can keep microwavable stuff in the bag and heat it up later. Unfortunately since I'm so new I don't have an assigned truck or route so it's pretty tough right now.

Jose R.'s Comment
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Day cab/no sleeper I work for Estes express and since we only have the day cabs for solo line haul drivers theirs little to new room. And I’m out 5 days home 2 days so I’m trying to find some ideas for healthier eating on the road.

Are you in a dedicated truck? If so, do you have an inverter? If the answer to both is yes, you may have room for a small fridge from Walmart.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Jose R.'s Comment
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I have an assigned truck but it’s a day cab I bought the Coleman cooler the one they have at pilots and loves but I found it at walmart for cheaper. I use it to store water bottles so I don’t need to drink so many sodas. But theirs almost no room after storing a pack. So food storing becomes an issue plus it cools by the temp in the truck so food may go bad sometimes if not properly cooled

I got a lil yeti cup that I keep ice in all day for drinks that I store in my bag. I can keep microwavable stuff in the bag and heat it up later. Unfortunately since I'm so new I don't have an assigned truck or route so it's pretty tough right now.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My trainer uses a small 12v cooler, works pretty much like a fridge. This one looks like the same one, actually.

Igloo 12v cooler

Susan D. 's Comment
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Get some of those blue refreezeable thingies. Freeze them when you're home, toss them in your thermoelectric cooler each work shift.. they should help out a lot and they're inexpensive.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hobo's Comment
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I used to take MREs that I bought at an Army/Navy surplus store, some dehydrated fruit and some mixed nuts. I also had a styrofoam cooler with bottled water and some V-8 juice and maybe some pop and I kept cheese cubes in there too sometimes.

Greg M.'s Comment
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My first sleeper did not have a fridge or inverter so I used one of the 12v coolers. On Mondays I would load it up with 3-4 frozen water bottles along with the rest of my food. That really helped it maintain temperature. I would leave it in the truck all week and toss it a couple more frozen ones on nights I made it home.

So I’m curious if their are any other extra board driver from an LTL carrier who run extrabord or don’t have a dedicated home daily route who have advice about meals on the road. We don’t many options and I want to eat healither are their any good fridges that fill in a day can currently have the Coleman cooler for drinks. If so any advice would be helpful wanting to eat healthier.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
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