Vegan Trucker.

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guardrail's Comment
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Hey everyone. My name is Steve and this is my first post. I'm thinking of getting into this field and have a few questions about food. I am a strict vegan. Have been for three years. On the road, I can see myself packing enough of my own food to keep me sustained and then eat peanuts and other fruits/vegetables from truck stops when my food runs out. My biggest concern is food available at orientation and training. I know they provide food but will they offer food that does not contain any meat or dairy products? For the record, I'm not a lefty hippy tree hugger. I love my guns, my favorite color is camo and I listen to heavy metal. I just love animals. And don't want to eat them. Anyway, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Scott O.'s Comment
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You don't have to eat out of tuck stops if you can plan your trip right you can stop at Walmart and restock your truck

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I would say the more serious you are about it the more serious your plans should be to always keep some food with you. There are no guarantees when you're on the road. You're given an itinerary and you have to work around that schedule. So you could go a stretch of several days without finding a good opportunity to stock up. So make a long list of stuff you can store without refrigeration and don't let your stock get low. You should be able to get through orientation and everything if you plan ahead pretty well.

You can have a small refrigerator once you get finished with training and get your own truck. So you'll be able to keep some refrigerated stuff at that point. But until then you're going to be relying on the food you pack with you and a little luck.

I just love animals. And don't want to eat them.

But now you're eating all the food that was meant for them, instead of eating them, and now they'll overpopulate and starve. Darned if you do, darned if you don't.......

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Jeff L.'s Comment
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I hear you, I have done the Vegan thing for a stretch of ten months at a time for my health. I also cut out any refined sweetener during that time. I eat meat now though but still am in the same boat of restricted diet including low sodium. I plan to get one of those seal able orange buckets from Home Depo, maybe two, and fill them to the brim with back up food.

Unsalted nuts: brazils, cashews, almonds, macadamia, walnuts and I also mix my own trail mix of peanuts, sunflower, pumpkin and organic raisins.

Canned beans: All varieties , I mostly buy a Kroger brand of organics called Simple Truths. My favorite is their Hot Chili Beans. Taste better than Ranch Style. Of course I eat these at room temp and avoid microwaves if possible.

Canned fish: sardines in water , canned salmon, tuna.

I think your emergency back up will be somewhat different as mine is strict and I already eat these type Items at lunch and have only been in a fast food restaurant maybe five time in the last three years or so to buy fries and ate a whopper once. I have not been in a regular restaurant except a Schlotskys in three years. It can be done.

I also hope that there will be farmer markets on the breaks I take. Most roach coaches have fresh fruit cut that are geared toward Latinos.

Of course you know you will have to find B-12 sources and that chips and other foods are health killers for vegans and I am sure you can find a Bocca Burger or something out there sooner or later.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeff L.'s Comment
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Remember you are entering a world if not all ready in it that the guys think real food is cheeseburgers, chili dogs and chicken fried steak. lol That kind of food is modern in mans history along with processed food of any type . 82% of truckers are in bad health is what one blog cited. Good luck

Justin N.'s Comment
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But you are supposed to eat animals, that is why they are made out of meat!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Somebody has got to say it.....

My food poops on your food!

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Scott O.'s Comment
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You know your food grows in my foods put poop lol

guardrail's Comment
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But you are supposed to eat animals, that is why they are made out of meat!

Humans are also made out of meat! 😊

Jeff L.'s Comment
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Somebody has got to say it.....

My food poops on your food!

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The truth is that you guys eat more corn than pigs do. yep you eat foods loaded down with high fructose corn syrup in your breads, in your sodas at the fountain, in your coffee mixes, in your cereals and in the meat you eat. You get a over flux of omega 6 which effect your omega 3 negatively. In other words that meat you eat was fed corn and since the animal was not meant to eat corn and other grains it has to be given hormones and be regulated since it makes them sick unlike grass fed cattle. Plus corn is the reason why the emissions from feed lots is so high. That high fructose corn syrup and all those corn products is causing you to gain belly fat and kidney fat, that is one of the reasons health problems like diabetes is on the rise. Corn is cash crop right behind weed and is depleting the soil in some places they do not rotate crops. Even your gas has corn product. See I was a meat cutter for years and I eat meat now but do not make fun of the vegan since he may be eating more naturally as a human than you are if he is not eating all the negative processed food. Unless you are eating game that is lean with no hormones you are eating a unnatural source of protein. Rich peoples dogs are eating healthier than you mindless corn eaters. Now do not even get me going on how you intake more sodium than cattle and a salt lick. I mean grow up and grow aware! You are all heading towards years of pharmaceuticals prematurely because you eat so called manly foods. Your food kills you slowly, and on the way you loose vitality.

Your food is poop!shocked.pngshocked.pngsmile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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