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Dave W.'s Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving! At the end of the year I'm retiring from 31 years at a job I loved. But its time to move on. I've looked at truck driving for years, got serious about 6 months ago, did my research, and decided to start with Roehl. I'm really looking forward to the adventure ahead, the lifestyle, the solitude, and my family is on board 100 percent!

With that said....

I'll be out 11 - 14 days at a time, om sure that gets stretched longer at times, and 1 of the things my wife and I are trying to figure out is, what type of cooking equipment should we buy?

Refrigerator vs. 12 V Cooler? Microwave? George Forman?

I'm working on losing weight and I dont want to eat junk or fast food a lot.

Thanks in advance,

Dave

Steve L.'s Comment
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Welcome!

I lost 45lbs when I started driving. AND I’ve kept it off.

Rule #1. You can’t eat it if you can’t reach it.

I’ve always carried a small cooler, no fridge. I tried the 12v coolers, but I felt they never got cold enough. But, I drove for Schneider & could get free ice every few days. Now I’m regional and never gone for more than 5-6 days, usually able to refill ice every three days.

I’m sure others here can give better advice on cooking stuff and refrigerators. I just know the less I eat, the less I need to stop for a restroom. Avoid potato chips, empty calories.

Remember Rule #1. I hope this helps.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving! At the end of the year I'm retiring from 31 years at a job I loved. But its time to move on. I've looked at truck driving for years, got serious about 6 months ago, did my research, and decided to start with Roehl. I'm really looking forward to the adventure ahead, the lifestyle, the solitude, and my family is on board 100 percent!

With that said....

I'll be out 11 - 14 days at a time, om sure that gets stretched longer at times, and 1 of the things my wife and I are trying to figure out is, what type of cooking equipment should we buy?

Refrigerator vs. 12 V Cooler? Microwave? George Forman?

I'm working on losing weight and I dont want to eat junk or fast food a lot.

Thanks in advance,

Dave

Howdy, Dave . . welcome to Trucking Truth~!!

Just putting 'Eating Healthy on the Road' in the search bar (the big white bar under our logo) yielded these results, so . . . happy reading!

Best wishes as you proceed with Roehl; we have many people on here that got their start(s) there, and will chime in soon! (I'm assuming many people are sleeping off their holiday meal, atm . . .LoL~!!)

Healthy Eating on the Road

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!

~ Anne ~

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