BBQ At A Truck Stop Or Rest Area

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Andrey's Comment
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I am going to pick up a truck and start driving regional for Roehl next week. I made this small grill (in Russia it is called mangal, and we use it with skewers instead of grates) with the sizes of a little cab door in mind, so I can cook during my 10 hour breaks. Are there any rules, regulations, or just something from your experience that I need to be aware of? I don't know, something like asking a local manager?

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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.

Turtle's Comment
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If it's a charcoal grill, I don't think there would be a problem. Your company may have rules against flammables inside the truck such as propane or Coleman fuel.

Some truck stops may have rules against any outdoor cooking in their parking lot, since they want you to buy their food instead. Never stopped me though. The wife and I cooked many a meal across the country over our little grill.

PackRat's Comment
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Many times when I cook in or out of the truck, I draw people to the smells. I've never had any problems at any stopping points, public or private.

Andrey's Comment
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Thanks for confirming. I hoped that it should not be a problem, but how do they say - better ask and be safe than be sorry :-)

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I am going to pick up a truck and start driving regional for Roehl next week. I made this small grill (in Russia it is called mangal, and we use it with skewers instead of grates) with the sizes of a little cab door in mind, so I can cook during my 10 hour breaks. Are there any rules, regulations, or just something from your experience that I need to be aware of? I don't know, something like asking a local manager?

The only rule, dont BBQ next to a fuel tanker or compressed flammable liquid truck.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I am going to pick up a truck and start driving regional for Roehl next week. I made this small grill (in Russia it is called mangal, and we use it with skewers instead of grates) with the sizes of a little cab door in mind, so I can cook during my 10 hour breaks. Are there any rules, regulations, or just something from your experience that I need to be aware of? I don't know, something like asking a local manager?

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The only rule, dont BBQ next to a fuel tanker or compressed flammable liquid truck.

Or the flatbed transporting the bee hives.

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.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I am going to pick up a truck and start driving regional for Roehl next week. I made this small grill (in Russia it is called mangal, and we use it with skewers instead of grates) with the sizes of a little cab door in mind, so I can cook during my 10 hour breaks. Are there any rules, regulations, or just something from your experience that I need to be aware of? I don't know, something like asking a local manager?

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The only rule, dont BBQ next to a fuel tanker or compressed flammable liquid truck.

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Or the flatbed transporting the bee hives.

Haha, right? And BBQing a steak next to a cattle hauler would just be cruel!!! Or pork chops next to a pig wagon or chicken next to a chicken hauler...lmao.

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.

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