Meal Prep On The Road.

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James's Comment
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Howdy all. Just something on my mind but how does every do their meal prep (if at all).

TL:DR posted on here a long time ago about getting into trucking and while i never followed through with it I did go into hot shot driving for about a year and a half. In that time I put on 30 pounds. Fast forward a handful of years and I'm looking to get into trucking again now that I sold almost everything I own (what will include the house in a few months) and one thing i def don't want to do again is throw on a bunch of weight. Figured I would ask to see what everyone else does to help combat the truck driver gut. I already cut pop out along with keeping a eye on sugar intake but I feel like if I don't really prep food in advance then maintaining (or possibly losing weight) is going to be impossible. Assumed the best time to ask is now while I wait on the house sale.

Side note: anyone driving for Jim palmer? I'm going to go through their cdl program (if accepted) and start my career there.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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I cook everything on the truck. I stop at a WM around three times each month to stock the food pantry. I have my own freezer, refrigerator, and cooler (individual units) on the truck. All my cooking is performed via an electric skillet, the microwave, or single burner unit heating up pots and pans. The only thing I won't cook on the truck is seafood, due to the lingering odors.

BK's Comment
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I’m not as well set up as PackRat in this department or as good a chef, but my secret weapon in the truck are the prepared veggie packs available at Walmart and the pre-washed packs of celery and packaged mixed salads. If I get the munchies while driving, I snack on these and dill pickles. For meals, I cook lean meats, chicken and pork. Dry roasted peanuts for the occasional treat, deluxe mixed nuts if I feel like splurging. And when I deliver my beef loads, I always ask receiving for free samples. So far I’ve never gotten any. So sad.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Howdy all. Just something on my mind but how does every do their meal prep (if at all).

TL:DR posted on here a long time ago about getting into trucking and while i never followed through with it I did go into hot shot driving for about a year and a half. In that time I put on 30 pounds. Fast forward a handful of years and I'm looking to get into trucking again now that I sold almost everything I own (what will include the house in a few months) and one thing i def don't want to do again is throw on a bunch of weight. Figured I would ask to see what everyone else does to help combat the truck driver gut. I already cut pop out along with keeping a eye on sugar intake but I feel like if I don't really prep food in advance then maintaining (or possibly losing weight) is going to be impossible. Assumed the best time to ask is now while I wait on the house sale.

Side note: anyone driving for Jim palmer? I'm going to go through their cdl program (if accepted) and start my career there.

Howdy, James; and welcome BACK to Trucking Truth, don't wait 6 years next time, LoL!

Did you ever check THIS out, back in the day?

Have you already applied to Jim Palmer? Got that here, too: Apply For Paid CDL Training!!

We've had many members keep diaries, re: Jim Palmer, here ~ Jim Palmer Training Diaries.

There's also a list of members' suggestions, cooking in the truck ~ Links Tagged "Cooking in the Truck".

Hope this helps; stop back & let us know!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: If you could put at least your state in your profile, helps us help you!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Wasn't Jim Palmer bought by Wilson, who the sold that region off to Ashley? I know we can no longer use the Missoula MT location to drop a Prime trailer.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Howdy!

I go about it in two different ways. When I am home long enough, I cook different meals and freeze them. I have a Hot Logic (https://hotlogic.com) that slow cooks/heats meals.

Since the beginning of the year, I have used an electric skillet to cook one pan meals. I've taken to bringing frozen meat that I've had butchered, fresh eggs from a friend, cheese and canned veggies, tho I much prefer frozen bags. I usually make one hot meal a day and have Chobani plain yogurt or cottage cheese with sardines for a light lunch. I'm drinking more water with a little bit of flavoring in it. Since the beginning of the year I have dropped 34 pounds and hope to get some of my meds stopped.

Laura

Vicki M.'s Comment
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I have a freezer, cooler and fridge. I cook most of my meals on a George Foreman grill, a crockpot, microwave and an induction hot plate. I do my best to never eat fast food but will splurge for a regular sit down restaurant when I find one.

Jim Palmer was bought out by Wilson and then by Ashley. I did my training with them and am still with them over a year later. They have their flaws but they have their perks too, like any company in any field.

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