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David's Comment
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First Post :).

Anyway, would something like "http://powderchow.com/" be good for truck drivers? It's pretty much 100% of all the nutrients and everything you would be getting in a balanced diet without all the bad stuff and tastes pretty good. All you need to make it is a blender and preferably something to make it cold and it's also fairly cheap.

Btw sorry if we're not allowed to post links.

Brad, there is actually a button above your comment box that says "link", press that and put your link there and then give it a name "" or whatever and it'll post an actual like. You can post links here, we arn't like those other sites. =)

Something I thought of is bringing my nutri-bullet along with me. I get some low fat yogurt, fresh fruit, some leafy green vegetables and ice and make smoothies in the morning. Its very filling, tastes great and keeps me going pretty much all day. I also seem to be more energetic when I do this. And best of all it takes up very little room.

I have one on my truck, its the 900Watt. I thought of the Ninja as it does the same thing, but Wally World was out of them so I went with this. Works for me, I get my veggies and fruit without eating plus the nutrients. Perfect. There is a video out call "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" its a documentary of a guy who just juiced away 200+ lbs. the only difference is a juicer extracts juice and leaves you without the pulp, nutri-bullet keeps the pulp and you get everything with it. I enjoy my bullet, downside is when I run out of ingredients... I do one for lunch every day. My 30min break I'll set it up, make two servings and tuck the 2nd in my fridge for later. At night if Im to tired to cook i'll pull the second out and still get the satisfaction of eating.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cheryl C.'s Comment
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I have one on my truck, its the 900Watt. I thought of the Ninja as it does the same thing, but Wally World was out of them so I went with this. Works for me, I get my veggies and fruit without eating plus the nutrients. Perfect. There is a video out call "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" its a documentary of a guy who just juiced away 200+ lbs. the only difference is a juicer extracts juice and leaves you without the pulp, nutri-bullet keeps the pulp and you get everything with it. I enjoy my bullet, downside is when I run out of ingredients... I do one for lunch every day. My 30min break I'll set it up, make two servings and tuck the 2nd in my fridge for later. At night if Im to tired to cook i'll pull the second out and still get the satisfaction of eating.

Do you need an inverter to use the Nutribullet and the Nuwave?

Chris L.'s Comment
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Take a dog with you, then you will be forced to take a walk several times a day. Last week I was in Minnesota and It got down to negative 17 degrees, my dog didn't want no part of that. She did her business right there by the truck and wanted back in. So I didn't get my walk that time.

David's Comment
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I have one on my truck, its the 900Watt. I thought of the Ninja as it does the same thing, but Wally World was out of them so I went with this. Works for me, I get my veggies and fruit without eating plus the nutrients. Perfect. There is a video out call "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" its a documentary of a guy who just juiced away 200+ lbs. the only difference is a juicer extracts juice and leaves you without the pulp, nutri-bullet keeps the pulp and you get everything with it. I enjoy my bullet, downside is when I run out of ingredients... I do one for lunch every day. My 30min break I'll set it up, make two servings and tuck the 2nd in my fridge for later. At night if Im to tired to cook i'll pull the second out and still get the satisfaction of eating.

Do you need an inverter to use the Nutribullet and the Nuwave?

Yes I have an 1800Watt inverter installed. All Gordon trucks have them along with APU (Aux power Unit) for climate control and to keep batts charged when using anything electrical.

I can run a 5 cup coffee pot (150Watt), small George Forman (400Watt), 4qt crock pot (500Watt), tv (120watt), xbox (150Watt), laptop (250Watt), Nutri-Bullet (900 Watt), Hot plate (900Watt)

I don't run them all at the same time, I use what I need and then i put it away. I can run my TV, Laptop, and Hot plate or bullet at the same time. I generally keep TV, Coffee, and laptop plugged in at all times, and plug the others in when I need em.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Francisco P.'s Comment
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First off let me say thank you all for your replies, tips, and experience! I definitely will continue being a part of this community throughout my journey.

Diet wise, we all know its doable. But how often do you guys find that you have free non driving time a day that you can actually put towards a little exercise? When I'm finally out on the road I'm hoping to be able to get in both some cardio and resistance training daily

Cheryl C.'s Comment
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I have one on my truck, its the 900Watt. I thought of the Ninja as it does the same thing, but Wally World was out of them so I went with this. Works for me, I get my veggies and fruit without eating plus the nutrients. Perfect. There is a video out call "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" its a documentary of a guy who just juiced away 200+ lbs. the only difference is a juicer extracts juice and leaves you without the pulp, nutri-bullet keeps the pulp and you get everything with it. I enjoy my bullet, downside is when I run out of ingredients... I do one for lunch every day. My 30min break I'll set it up, make two servings and tuck the 2nd in my fridge for later. At night if Im to tired to cook i'll pull the second out and still get the satisfaction of eating.

Do you need an inverter to use the Nutribullet and the Nuwave?

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Yes I have an 1800Watt inverter installed. All Gordon trucks have them along with APU (Aux power Unit) for climate control and to keep batts charged when using anything electrical.

I can run a 5 cup coffee pot (150Watt), small George Forman (400Watt), 4qt crock pot (500Watt), tv (120watt), xbox (150Watt), laptop (250Watt), Nutri-Bullet (900 Watt), Hot plate (900Watt)

I don't run them all at the same time, I use what I need and then i put it away. I can run my TV, Laptop, and Hot plate or bullet at the same time. I generally keep TV, Coffee, and laptop plugged in at all times, and plug the others in when I need em.

Thank you David! Is there any way that I could use those items without an inverter? The trucking school that I plan on going with does not allow inverters to be installed (bummer!) and me and my Husband really need to find ways to cook because we are not going to be eating at the fast food places. Thank you again for the info!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Sun King's Comment
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Thank you David! Is there any way that I could use those items without an inverter? The trucking school that I plan on going with does not allow inverters to be installed (bummer!) and me and my Husband really need to find ways to cook because we are not going to be eating at the fast food places. Thank you again for the info!

The road master brand has many 12v options like a crock pot, skillet, hot pot, etc. you can check out products on Amazon or Google the 12 volt store to avoid seeing non 12 volt products. I hope that helps. :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sun King's Comment
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The brand is Roadpro instead of road master, my bad. :/

Cheryl C.'s Comment
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Thank you David! Is there any way that I could use those items without an inverter? The trucking school that I plan on going with does not allow inverters to be installed (bummer!) and me and my Husband really need to find ways to cook because we are not going to be eating at the fast food places. Thank you again for the info!

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The road master brand has many 12v options like a crock pot, skillet, hot pot, etc. you can check out products on Amazon or Google the 12 volt store to avoid seeing non 12 volt products. I hope that helps. :)

Thank you Larry! I have looked at some of those 12volt items but not on Amazon...I was trying to see if there was another option to be able to use my nutribullet and nuwave besides having a inverter..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David's Comment
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Great Answer!
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Thank you David! Is there any way that I could use those items without an inverter? The trucking school that I plan on going with does not allow inverters to be installed (bummer!) and me and my Husband really need to find ways to cook because we are not going to be eating at the fast food places. Thank you again for the info!

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The road master brand has many 12v options like a crock pot, skillet, hot pot, etc. you can check out products on Amazon or Google the 12 volt store to avoid seeing non 12 volt products. I hope that helps. :)

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Thank you Larry! I have looked at some of those 12volt items but not on Amazon...I was trying to see if there was another option to be able to use my nutribullet and nuwave besides having a inverter..

Unfortunately without an inverter with at least 900W you cant run the nutri-bullet, NOW there is another option, may sound foolish but you can always pack what you wanna juice and when you goto shower, just plug it in there, most showers have a power outlet...thats bought the only option.

The RoadPro products will atleast let you cook and have hot water.

What company are you going with?

Diet wise, we all know its doable. But how often do you guys find that you have free non driving time a day that you can actually put towards a little exercise?

Francisco, after driving for 10hrs I find it tough to do any work out, All i want is food and sleep. There are some that find the time and make the time. I try to do something in the morning but as of the past month, Ive been so run down, its hard.

On The Road Fitness Ive posted this article before, its a good read. He's a prime driver, i believe its one reason why they started a fitness program.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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