Cooking In The Cab.

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Mike L.R.'s Comment
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If there is one thing ive heard 1000 times about trucking OTR its bring your own food. So i was wondering what id your favorite food item to bring , what is you meal that you like to make in your truck. And what cooking utensils/machine do you use to make it. I'll hanf up now and listen to your response.

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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.

Captain "Cappie" K Miles's Comment
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If there is one thing ive heard 1000 times about trucking OTR its bring your own food. So i was wondering what id your favorite food item to bring , what is you meal that you like to make in your truck. And what cooking utensils/machine do you use to make it. I'll hanf up now and listen to your response.

Not a trucker yet but I got this one. They sell all kinds on 12 volt cooking supplies and I use some on my boat. The coffee maker is slow but works and there is a slow cooker like a crock pot that works well also. I have a small round grill that can free stand... it is stainless steel and takes a small propane bottle. . The screw in kind like for a camping stove. Camping stove will work I guess but the stainless you could secure outside the truck and won't rust. They are costly... about 200 bucks but last forever in in a salt water conditions so will hold up well on a truck. You need to get one at a marine supply store like west marine if you want one. I don't know how well you cook but I actually do all the cooking at home so I have an endless list of things to make at sea or on the road. There is a lunch box stove also. Just be mindful if it will COOK or just heat. Also some 12 volt coolers That can save you money while out there. Good thinking. If you don't cook you will spend 600 bucks on food a month easy eating fast food and at restaurants

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.

Qz Z.'s Comment
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Thank you .How to cook in the cab is also my concern. I will say , maybe we can make enough susi at home and then bring them to the cooler in the cab. I love America but I hate American fast food. smile.gif

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If there is one thing ive heard 1000 times about trucking OTR its bring your own food. So i was wondering what id your favorite food item to bring , what is you meal that you like to make in your truck. And what cooking utensils/machine do you use to make it. I'll hanf up now and listen to your response.

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Not a trucker yet but I got this one. They sell all kinds on 12 volt cooking supplies and I use some on my boat. The coffee maker is slow but works and there is a slow cooker like a crock pot that works well also. I have a small round grill that can free stand... it is stainless steel and takes a small propane bottle. . The screw in kind like for a camping stove. Camping stove will work I guess but the stainless you could secure outside the truck and won't rust. They are costly... about 200 bucks but last forever in in a salt water conditions so will hold up well on a truck. You need to get one at a marine supply store like west marine if you want one. I don't know how well you cook but I actually do all the cooking at home so I have an endless list of things to make at sea or on the road. There is a lunch box stove also. Just be mindful if it will COOK or just heat. Also some 12 volt coolers That can save you money while out there. Good thinking. If you don't cook you will spend 600 bucks on food a month easy eating fast food and at restaurants

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.

PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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If there is one thing ive heard 1000 times about trucking OTR its bring your own food. So i was wondering what id your favorite food item to bring , what is you meal that you like to make in your truck. And what cooking utensils/machine do you use to make it. I'll hanf up now and listen to your response.

If you can. put in a fridge/freezer and get the small george forman grill. I would cook steak, chicken fish, whatever I wanted. At the Wally World I would p/u cans of fruit and always keep 2-3 cold inn the fridge. Top it off with a microwave and cans of soup, cans of veggies and pouches of chicken and ramen noodles, and I always had a meal to go in about 15 mins. for snacks, nothing beats pb&j or a pouch of tuna. Plus I always kept ketchup mustard and mayo in the fridge along with some drinks. Add a jar of soy sauce and some salt and pepper and I eat like a king.

Love wally world !!! smile.gif

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.

MissRoseTrucker 's Comment
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Get a good inverter to convert the power so you can plug in things. My must have list is a slowcooker that has the locking lid a George forman grill and microwave. And of course some kind of fridge freezer or cooler. The lunch ovens are good to. You can buy foil bread pans as inserts set up casseroles in them cover them and freeze them on home time then stick them in the fridge. Pop it in the oven in the am and let it thaw and cook most the day and poof home cooked meal. Same goes for the slow cooker get gallon size ziplocks and put everything for a meal in the bags and freeze these will thaw some in the frige but if they start frozen they last longer. Then you just dump into the slow cooker in the morning and let it go all day. This is cheap quick and easy. And a Forman grill should be self explanatory: ). One valuable piece of advice. ...don't forget the can opener!

PJ's Comment
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I started off with the 12v coffee pot and lunch box stove. Served the purpose but very slow. I now have a real coffee pot and microwave. I'm a popcorn junky and was a must on the microwave. I eat cup a soup at times. Been eating them since my old navy days and keep a few around. I will cook at home and bring leftovers with me and just heat up like at home. Ceral/quick grits, fruit, bagged salad. Off course a few chips and cookies find their way in the truck too.

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