Propane Stove: DOT Restriction?

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Cleft_Asunder's Comment
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What's for supper???? Excellent idea with very practical safety concerns. Something else for a wannabee rook such as I to figure out. Used to use a small propane ultralight camping stove when we would go to the field. Key point as mentioned in a previous post, a treat but not practical on a daily basis. Gotta get inside a truck for a show and tell sometime, can't wait for school!


I can't wait for school either, but I'm waiting on a grant to use on a local school. If I don't get that, I will sign a contract with a company sponsored program that pays off the tuition after a year. They all seem to pay for the flight, housing, meals and tranportation while you're at school.

Cleft_Asunder's Comment
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Oh and I should also add, you can get a loan from some companies to pay for the schooling of your choice, if you don't want to get the CDL through their company sponsored training program.


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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Josh S.'s Comment
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I would suggest that you do a search on youtube for cooking in the truck. I have seen a number of videos that cover it well.

Eckoh's Comment
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I would suggest that you do a search on youtube for cooking in the truck. I have seen a number of videos that cover it well.

there is one by bigcattrucker of him making gumbo in his truck lol

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Crockpot means are awesome. I have seen people use electric skillets in their trucks and wonder how they control the smell that is sure to enter the fabric of the seats, bed, and the interior of the truck.

Many many many meals can be fixed in a crockpot. Endless meals. Just have to figure out 2 things..... 1 how to secure it so it will not tip over if you hit a rough patch of road and 2 how you are going to be able to stay out of it til it's done cause you will be smelling it for 6 to 8 hours. The smell alone would make me to hungry to drive.

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