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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. :)

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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..

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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?

YES! That is a good idea!thank-you.gif Not foolish at all causeI really want to be able to take that! I can use the 12volt items for cooking but the bullet is a must! Me and my Husband have been speaking with the Swift recruiter and plan on going Jan 5th.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cheryl C.'s Comment
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Hey David I just read your bio and I saw that you started with Swift. Do you have any advice/suggestions or things to watch out for?

Eckoh's Comment
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Since starting my journey I have lost weight simply because I have been so busy I eat very little

Sun King's Comment
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Great Answer!

The one thing I have noticed from reading everyone's experience is that sometimes there is just no time to get quality food. This may be a little too "hippy" for some, but Sprouting seems like it would be a good option.

Sprouting is super easy. For on the road, the best option seems to be using a Nut Milk Bag

Here's the basic process:

What you need: A jar or container with a lid that is leak proof. I would lean towards plastic if you have it. Milk nut bag Gallon sized Ziplock bag Seeds to sprout

1. Get a leak proof container. soak no more than a few seeds that partially cover the bottom of the container for 2 hours - overnight (depending on the seed)

2. Pour your seeds into the Nut milk bag, draining the water. Rinse. Once rinsed, put the bag in a gallon ziplock. Do not close the ziplock bag. You want it open.

3. Rinse 1-3 times a day for 1-3 days depending on the seed.

4. Eat your sprouts. Depending on the seed you can put them on sandwiches, hot cereal, dishes, or eat plain.

My only concern would be extreme temperatures. If it got too cold or hot it could kill the germination process. For me, I would stick to quick germinating seeds in those situations.

Quick germinating seeds:

Quinoa Buckwheat Almonds Wheat Spelt

Seeds that benefit from 2-3 days: Alfalfa Mung beans Lentils

I have not messed around with Chia seeds, but they seem like an option as well.

Some of these seeds can be easily obtained at a grocery store. Mung beans you can get at Asian grocery stores. Wheat and spelt may be bulk quantities. Alfalfa may be hard to get outside of specialty sprouting packaging.

Here are the easiest to obtain: Lentils - just buy the package off of the grocery store shelf Quinoa - A box or bag of Quinoa can be found in the health food section of any grocery store. Almonds - Just buy raw almonds and you are good to go. These just soak for 24 hours. They don't sprout. Then eat the next day.

Some may be more appealing than others. Personally I am not a fan of soaked almonds, but they could do in a pinch.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Francisco P.'s Comment
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What do you guys think of this? mini bike peddler its like putting a bike inside of your cab. nothing says a good cardio workout like cycling. would it be practical?

nomad girl's Comment
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Sounds like a plan! I need to get healthy too. I ate candy all day yesterday while driving for 8 hours straight and so I feel like cow manure today.

David's Comment
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What do you guys think of this? mini bike peddler its like putting a bike inside of your cab. nothing says a good cardio workout like cycling. would it be practical?

You can actually get a bike and put it in your truck and pull it out when your ready to ride.. Daniel B has a topic on the forums "Daniel B rides bikes".

YES! That is a good idea!thank-you.gif Not foolish at all causeI really want to be able to take that! I can use the 12volt items for cooking but the bullet is a must! Me and my Husband have been speaking with the Swift recruiter and plan on going Jan 5th.

If swift had inverters in the truck, I think it would make a ton of drivers happier. They at a time had APU and inverters, dunno what happened though.

you can get a cig power inverter and use it. but nothing installed to the batteries. ( didnt stop me though, I got a 800watt inverter and hooked it to the batts. took it off when I want to terminals. what they didnt know, helped me. lol)

Hey David I just read your bio and I saw that you started with Swift. Do you have any advice/suggestions or things to watch out for?

Cheryl, I'll send you a PM, I don;t wanna thread jack this thread...

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Cheryl C.'s Comment
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Cheryl, I'll send you a PM, I don;t wanna thread jack this thread...

OK thank you! Sorry Francisco

Smart Trucker Fitness's Comment
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What do you guys think of this? mini bike peddler its like putting a bike inside of your cab. nothing says a good cardio workout like cycling. would it be practical?

I think its a great idea. I would check amazon and just look at the reviews for sturdiness. They also make a mini stepper that would work well in a cab. Ok, one more thing...depending on your joint health, there is a tool called "air ropes" and they are like a jump rope but they don't have a complete rope. Each handle has a short (6") rope with a all on the end so you could feasibly use them in the cab. Jumping rope burns about 10 cal a minute. :) Keep us up to date on your progress!

Joe R.'s Comment
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Hello Let me start off by introducing myself. My name is Francisco and I have oretty much decided that with no interest in any other career other than trucking that I will be pursuing. My main concern about trucking is the health aspect. Not all drivers fit the "fat, unhealthy, etc" view that most people who do not have any insight or any idea of the trucking industry seem to have. Having been obese all my life, and been on a weight loss journey for a bit now I have gone from obese to just a little overweight. I have a tendency to gain weight quickly if not paying attention. For the past tear I have had two goals. Get healthy and get a career on the road. So, to the pros, whether fit, on a weight loss journey, having lost weight as a trucker, or who have been in the same situation I have been, what can I expect? When that day comes and I recieve my own truck, I plan on cooking my meals, or when eating out, do so healthfully. With adjustable dumbbells or resistance band, a little exercise can be done virtually anywhere even if it is only 30 min, 10 min, obviously anything helps. My main concern is driving with a trainer. This can last anywhere between a month to 3 months, in which anything could happen. I would have to abide by my trainers rules, and go by his/her habits. So when the point comes, what are tips, advice, anything helpful you guys can throw at me? I like to plan ahead and be prepared as you can see. Much appreciated and sorry for the long post, lol.

One love, Francisco "FR4NN3H"

Hey Francisco! Thanks for starting the thread. The advice on here is invaluable and coincides with much of my plan going forward, plus some good tips to add to my process!

Please see my post however, and plan accordingly for your exam(s). I guess if I had been smart, I would have seen my doctor for a regular physical a month ago. The posting is titled: "Disqualified before school starts"

I hope all goes well for you, Sir!

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