Hauling Cattle And Overnight Parking

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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WOW! Finally some people who understand that we're not built to eat vegetables, we're built to eat meat! I feel bad for people who pound tons of vegetables thinking they're healthy for you. I actually did some research one time to see if I was missing the boat because I was almost swayed by the vegetarian hype. In the end it became painfully obvious that focusing on meat, especially red meat, is the way to go. I eat almost a carnivore diet - eggs, meat, and dairy. If it wasn't for putting a little fruit in my cottage cheese I would be purely carnivore. I eat basically zero vegetables.

I also laugh about the grass fed vs grain fed beef. I raised beef for about 5 years, and I will again when I'm not travelling so much. The grain you feed them is a mix of corn and soybeans. You also give them all of the hay they would like. You can not imagine how much they love eating the grain, especially the corn. They go crazy for it! You fill that grain bin and they do not lift their heads until they've licked it clean. It also makes for the very best tasting beef because you're fattening them quickly and the meat is heavily marbled. The steers are also super, super happy and healthy.

Every last person that tried the beef I raised said unquestionably that it was the best they'd ever had. Grass fed beef is drier, tougher, and less tasty. Yuck!

So don't believe the propaganda that people put out there about the mistreatment of the animals or the preference for grass fed beef. The grass fed thing just gives the people raising the beef an excuse to mark the price up another 30%, even though the quality is quite inferior to grain fed beef. The mistreatment thing is utter nonsense with very, very few exceptions. The animals won't eat well or produce well if they're not happy and healthy. It makes perfect business sense and perfect ethical sense to make sure the animals are happy and healthy.

G-Town's Comment
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This is great...

It’s rare (pun intended) to see a loaded moo-coupe or cackle crate parked at a TS. Careful what you wish for on a hot and humid August night.

The key is never make eye contact with the critters. Emotional attachment with something you intend to devour is never recommended.

“Steak”... it’s whats for dinner!

Bird-one's Comment
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Everybody is going to have a different opinion and experience when it comes to diet. My Grandfather who ate nothing but meat, now yes probably half was from burger joints on the south side of Chicago had a heart attack at 60 and also at the time found he had diabetes. His diet ever since then has been mostly salad and vegetables with minimal meat and dairy and he has been healthy as ever. And also no longer needs insulin and rarely needs to check his blood sugar. It took years to get to that but he damn neat reversed diabetes. Sure he didn't enjoy but it worked for him. So for me anyways I don't to say vegetables are 100 percent bad for you can't quite agree with. I mean look at countries like Asia they pretty much incorporate vegetables into everything.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Bird, meat is never going to contribute to diabetes. In fact, a low carb, high fat, and high protein diet is the recommended diet for diabetics. He drastically reduced his carb intake by eating a lot of veggies which helped stabilize his blood sugars. Unfortunately that's not a very scientific study and I don't think you can really draw any other helpful conclusions from it.

countries like Asia they pretty much incorporate vegetables into everything.

The staple of their diet is fish, which is full of fats and proteins.

Do some research into it if you're interested in learning more. I'm not a mission to convince anyone of anything. I'm just sharing what I've learned. I do very, very heavy fitness training 6 - 7 days a week and I'm insanely healthy in every way. I've done a lot of research and I've tried about every diet imaginable, including diets high in vegetables. I've learned over time what works, which will be a little different for everyone.

People want to be vegetarians because it makes them feel good about themselves. They feel they have the moral high ground by not eating animals. Of course they drive around in gas burning cars, heat their homes with fossil fuels, and wear clothing that was sewn in foreign sweatshops, but what the heck, right?

If you want some interesting reading on a meat based diet, have a look at Kevin Stock. I started researching the vegetarian diet and quickly walked away a carnivore. If you read everything with an open mind I think you'll be surprised.

Rick S.'s Comment
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People want to be vegetarians because it makes them feel good about themselves. They feel they have the moral high ground by not eating animals. Of course they drive around in gas burning cars, heat their homes with fossil fuels, and wear clothing that was sewn in foreign sweatshops, but what the heck, right?

Which works fine by me, if they CHOOSE that. But to try and guilt or SJW others into it - kinda like Jehovahs knocking at your door (apols in advance to any here).

As someone who has dodged diabetes by adjusting diet and weight (6.4 A1C to a 5.1), it can be done and still enjoy meats & fish. I'm not eating a whole lot of red meat lately, mostly chicken & fish. Not because I don't like it - but I tend to overindulge.

The issue I have with our food production chain today is the use of hormones and antibiotics on production farms. OTOH - I understand when you are producing on a large scale, you need to keep your herds healthy. But all this crap ends up in the food chain and in the ecology (groundwater, etc.). Organic raised livestock lacks the junk (for the most part), albeit at a much higher cost.

But not to worry - all meat will be banned so that cow farts don't destroy the planet (in 12 years if you believe AOC, or 10 years ago if you believe Al Gore).

You don't want to be parked next to an empty hauler either (pork, beef or chicken). Don't smell much better than the meat packing plants they likely just dropped off at.

Rick

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Which works fine by me, if they CHOOSE that. But to try and guilt or SJW others into it - kinda like Jehovahs knocking at your door (apols in advance to any here).

Rick, I was a Jehovah's Witness for many years, born and raised, and I really enjoyed your analogy. Very rare for a Jehovah's Witness to drive truck, unless they can be home almost every night to attend meetings or do Bible study, or be out knocking on doors. Being OTR is almost always out of the question. Also, I can say that Jehovah's Witnesses in general are not easily offended; they deal with rejection on a very regular basis.

They do not promote Vegetarianism, although if someone chooses that, It's viewed as a personal choice not to be criticized. They eat meat and plenty of it because God told Noah it was fine and dandy to do so after the flood.

On my diet, I'm allowed beef and chicken, but I eat mostly chicken. I eat raw veggies a lot, primarily because I get snack attacks while driving and celery, carrots, broccoli, etc., are something I can munch on that don't have many calories.

There is an old joke based on the early Freightliners. I'm told they were built so poorly that it was hard to get the doors shut due to alignment problems. So, the joke was: What's the difference between a Freightliner and a Jehovah's Witness? Answer: You can shut the door on a Jehovah's Witness.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

NeeklODN's Comment
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I'm currently low carb, high fat eatin. Makes me feel so clear headed. I can drive 8 hours without batting an eye. When I eat carbs, I have horrible neck and back pain. Inflammation. Take the carbs away, loose as a goose. Lots of fatty steak is great.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Bruce hears things...about older Freightliners...

An old joke... I'm told they were built so poorly that it was hard to get the doors shut due to alignment problems.

Yup. A joke alright.

Define “older”. 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s or 40s?In one form or another the FL has been around for almost 80 years! The defunct LTL , Consolidated Freightways (CF), developed the truck to pull heavy loads over mountainous terrain during an era that predated the Interstate Highway System.

I guarantee whoever you heard that from never drove or has seen an old Freightliner and likely knows very little about them.

One of the more interesting heavy truck legacies...

Freightliner History

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

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Easy big guy. It was just a joke I heard. Nothing more.

G-Town's Comment
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Easy big guy. It was just a joke I heard. Nothing more.

I wasn’t joking.

My reply was informational designed to offer something tangible. You and others might find the link interesting...

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