Great Food Trucks

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Splitter's Comment
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Instead of hijacking Donna's thread, I thought it would be a great list to have. Would be a nice change from the usual truck stop food offerings.

Here's my three so far; There's a Cuban food truck that comes by for breakfast & lunch. There's a Mexican one across from Flying J west of Albuquerque & the School Bus converted into a Mexican diner across from the Love's in Heyburn, ID.

Oh yeah! Just remembered another one in Cali. There's a strawberry shipper in Santa Maria, CA that has a Mexican food truck that comes for breakfast & lunch too.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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Cali is loaded with them. I don’t think I’ve been anywhere in the southern part of the state and not seen several. Another thing out there are the guys walking around selling fruit at the intersections. Always scored bags of HUGE oranges for $5 per bag.

Donna M.'s Comment
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The pilot in Salina across the street tiny little place but has awesome Mexican food.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Eating and nutrition are inseparably linked. No matter where you eat, number one thing to do for your health is to cut out starch and sugar. Just sayin’

Splitter's Comment
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Cali is loaded with them. I don’t think I’ve been anywhere in the southern part of the state and not seen several. Another thing out there are the guys walking around selling fruit at the intersections. Always scored bags of HUGE oranges for $5 per bag.

NYC has those fruit guys everywhere. I'd get ready sliced mangos, peeled & sliced oranges, these green sour Spanish limes, etc.

I forgot about the authentic Puerto Rican restaurant at the small Acme truck stop in Orlando. Very good food.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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There's a truck stop down near Miami called the 595 truck stop. You have to pay to park there, but they've got a great Cuban restaurant. I always stay there when I'm down that far South.

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“The 595 Davie Truck Plaza” at MM 8/RT 441 South.

From Donna's thread.

PackRat's Comment
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Eating and nutrition are inseparably linked. No matter where you eat, number one thing to do for your health is to cut out starch and sugar. Just sayin’

TRUTH!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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No matter where you eat, number one thing to do for your health is to cut out starch and sugar

Always take nutritional advice with a grain of salt (pun intended) because it wasn't that many years ago that "carb loading" was considered the ultimate sports nutrition formula while fats and cholesterol were considered the quickest way to clog your heart and kill yourself. Now the nutritionists are saying that exactly the opposite is true. Stick with lots of fats and proteins while avoiding carbs altogether.

The food pyramid and the meals you were told to eat in the 80's and 90's are now considered basically poisonous, while the stuff they recommend eating today would have struck you dead quicker than lightning back then.

Every 25 years the ultimate conclusion that scientists always come to is that for the past 25 years they have been completely wrong. The more you study the various sciences the more disconcerting it is.

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Personally, I eat almost zero vegetables and most of my diet consists of meat, eggs, and dairy. Ask any nutritionist and they'll tell you I should be struck dead any day now. Of course the reality is that I train hard 7 days a week and spend my time climbing huge mountains and I'm in the best shape of my life by far at 47 years old.

I predict that within the next 20 years nutritionists will finally start to admit that vegetables aren't really very good for you at all. Sounds preposterous, I know, until you study it a little bit.

Dm:

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Brett, I’m glad you weighed in on this issue (pun semi-intended). Your diet has been proven to be healthy. It is in line with what my nutritionist tells me. And yes, I hired a nutritionist because the loss/ benefit studies tell us that we will earn multiple times what we spend on nutrition vs. the lost wages when we die from lack of attention to our diet.

And the good news is that you can eat healthy, lose weight and not be hungry. Brett, you eat healthy, but I’ll bet you don’t go hungry.

I think this is such an important issue for truckers that there should be a perpetual thread about nutrition. How many reasons are there? Nutrition can determine if we stay alert when we drive. Many foods and poor nutrition make us drowsy and “foggy”. Huge safety issue.

And nutrition guidance doesn’t have to be expensive. I pay $20 for a year of access to my nutritionist online and get a personalized plan. I’ve been on it for two weeks and already have lost 5 pounds and have a lot more energy.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Brett, I forgot to ask. Do you take any supplements? How do you get your vitamin C?

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