Save On Food?

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James E.'s Comment
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Hey all,

I was wondering, what do you guys do to save money on food while on the road?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Walmart and use truck stop rewards points for shopping and dining

Travis's Comment
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I have powdered oats and whey protein I carry with me for breakfast and for an on the drive snack. The actual meals I'm still figuring out

Hey all,

I was wondering, what do you guys do to save money on food while on the road?

BK's Comment
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Almost all my food comes from Walmart or another grocery store. I have an electric frying pan that I have learned to use for everything I need to cook. A lot of my food does not need cooking or is already cooked and kept in the fridge. Always carry some fruit and vegetables, nuts and bottled water. I bought an electric pot to heat my water for coffee and tea right there in the truck so I don’t have to buy from the truck stop or convenience store. And bananas are cheap.

PackRat's Comment
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Late at night at poorly lit truck stops or rest areas, I will seek out unlocked loaded refer trailers and see what's inside. They never notice if I'm quiet and stealthy. A side of beef, or live poultry can present a particular challenge, though.

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My advice is stay out of the truck stops for any food purchasing. Save up your points for something big like a CB, GPS, TV, etc. I do 99% of the meals on the truck, and I'm the chef, waiter, and bus boy. I normally will hit a WM at least twice each month and stock up the pantry. I eat very well because I owe it to my health to do so. Most of my cooking and clean up only takes 15 minutes at the most. I have a stand alone freezer, fridge, microwave, and a Presto electric skillet.

For the second half of 2021, I spent $1870 on groceries. Since 20 Jan 2022, I've spent $2166.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Howdy, James..how goes it?

There's been some really good threads on this:

Saved the BEST for last, above .. !

Best to ya; it's do able... for sure. So MANY success stories of folks LOSING weight .. and driving!

Keep us posted, as you can .. Best to you!

good-luck.gif ~ Anne ~ good-luck.gif

ps: Guess where ESLE you can find the info you seek ?!?!? Here!> Truckin' Along W/Kearsey~!!!

pps: One MORE, if you want to add exercise to the mix; as you should.. Bike Rides w/ Daniel B. ~

Hey all,

I was wondering, what do you guys do to save money on food while on the road?

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Late at night at poorly lit truck stops or rest areas, I will seek out unlocked loaded refer trailers and see what's inside. They never notice if I'm quiet and stealthy. A side of beef, or live poultry can present a particular challenge, though.

rofl-3.gif

My advice is stay out of the truck stops for any food purchasing. Save up your points for something big like a CB, GPS, TV, etc. I do 99% of the meals on the truck, and I'm the chef, waiter, and bus boy. I normally will hit a WM at least twice each month and stock up the pantry. I eat very well because I owe it to my health to do so. Most of my cooking and clean up only takes 15 minutes at the most. I have a stand alone freezer, fridge, microwave, and a Presto electric skillet.

For the second half of 2021, I spent $1870 on groceries. Since 20 Jan 2022, I've spent $2166.

We've SEEN your food pix, PackRat !! You go all gourmet and such, haha!

Ready Wise is always an option.. I've still got some .... JIC (just in case..)

ReadyWise 124 Serving Ultimate Preparedness Pack, 25 Year Shelf Life Free delivery $89.29, from the mfg'r ... Available other places as well.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

TCB's Comment
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I have an instant pot style multicooker which I use to cook anything from rice and pasta to stews. My wife or I will make a batch of food on my home time, which I may warm in the microwave on my truck. I also have a toaster oven and two refrigerators on the truck. For my thirty, I will usually eat something quick, such as two sandwiches. I am usually otr for about 5-6 weeks, and try to make a Walmart stop at least 1-2 times on the road. I very seldom eat out while on the road. Not only expensive, but I got sick once at a truck stop. If I am in TX, I might splurge on some brisket. Every once in a while, I will find a fruit stand with truck parking, and buy some fruit and nuts.

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Moe's Comment
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Usually I pre ppl meals at home and bring them with me, also sandwiches makings low carb wraps , pre boiled eggs, low fat chicken sausage precooked at home and frozen.

I have a fridge and nuker, I have yet to master the art of cooking onboard the truck. Will hit Walmart when I can or the occasional truck stop Neal (very sparingly).

It is hard to eat healthy out here for sure.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Late at night at poorly lit truck stops or rest areas, I will seek out unlocked loaded refer trailers and see what's inside. They never notice if I'm quiet and stealthy. A side of beef, or live poultry can present a particular challenge, though.

rofl-3.gif

My advice is stay out of the truck stops for any food purchasing. Save up your points for something big like a CB, GPS, TV, etc. I do 99% of the meals on the truck, and I'm the chef, waiter, and bus boy. I normally will hit a WM at least twice each month and stock up the pantry. I eat very well because I owe it to my health to do so. Most of my cooking and clean up only takes 15 minutes at the most. I have a stand alone freezer, fridge, microwave, and a Presto electric skillet.

For the second half of 2021, I spent $1870 on groceries. Since 20 Jan 2022, I've spent $2166.

Once the seal is broken, it's all free.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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