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guardrail'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.

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It's more of a moral thing for me. I like to live my life according to a certain code of truth. I attempt to be as truthful as I can in all things I say and do. I used to live in Whiming working on a cattle ranch wrangling horses and running cattle. While there, I hunted and would take down one elk a year. During hunting season. But during the winter when the snow was too deep higher up the mountain, the animals would come down to lower elevation to forage for food. We would put out COB, alfalfa cubes, salt licks etc for them. They would walk right up to us. That's when I started seeing my hypocrisy. I love my dog and cats. But could never see myself eating them. These deer, moose and elk were just as smart and sweet as my animals and I couldn't do it ever again. On top of all that, the statistics do speak volumes as to how unhealthy a meat based diet is. I see the health aspect as a perk on top of the moral reasons. But to each their own. I don't judge anyone on their deductions. As long as they aren't hurting me or my family, I say whatever makes you happy is a green light.

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.

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

My food poops on your food!

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It's more of a moral thing for me. I like to live my life according to a certain code of truth. I attempt to be as truthful as I can in all things I say and do. I used to live in Whiming working on a cattle ranch wrangling horses and running cattle. While there, I hunted and would take down one elk a year. During hunting season. But during the winter when the snow was too deep higher up the mountain, the animals would come down to lower elevation to forage for food. We would put out COB, alfalfa cubes, salt licks etc for them. They would walk right up to us. That's when I started seeing my hypocrisy. I love my dog and cats. But could never see myself eating them. These deer, moose and elk were just as smart and sweet as my animals and I couldn't do it ever again. On top of all that, the statistics do speak volumes as to how unhealthy a meat based diet is. I see the health aspect as a perk on top of the moral reasons. But to each their own. I don't judge anyone on their deductions. As long as they aren't hurting me or my family, I say whatever makes you happy is a green light.

I thought that way time to time. Watching calves play like puppies. But see the chain thing and understand the past from food to tanning and mans harsh existence. It was necessary for man to raise and eat cattle. The only cattle that can exist without mans intervention is the Spanish Longhorn, all others are weaker breeds that would die out without men taking care of them. Maybe the future is going to make it possible to stop eating animals. I hate goats lol. They are always trying to trick me so I do not mind eating them so much. In days of old animals where very important for their milk value through the year rather than eating their meat. Armies were fed on yogurt and it was not that sugar filled stuff people are getting from the grocery stores.

Well anyway you can make it work out there.

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.

Pat M.'s Comment
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LOL that was meant as a joke. You can eat what ever you want to as long as you don't starve my critters. BTW I cut out hfcs a loooong time ago. You also assume what I eat and where I get it. Yes i eat meat but only what I raise. Cereal consists of oat meal. But like Brett is doing, I also watch my meals grow in the field and garden. I even still have some canned duck that I raised 2 years ago. Think I have 6 jars left. They did not get feed but cleaned up the yard of bugs pretty good.

Jopa'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

Are you saying they're not??!! C'mon, the tube steak is the "paramount" of culinary science, and two is twice as nice . . . quit trying to upset the natural order of things . . .

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jopa's Comment
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Just to be clear, "tubesteak" as in a hot dog, bun, mayo, mustard, relish, tomatoes, etc., etc. . . . , right??

Jopa

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Jeff L.'s Comment
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Just to be clear, "tubesteak" as in a hot dog, bun, mayo, mustard, relish, tomatoes, etc., etc. . . . , right??

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Hell, I love a good hot dog with chili and pickled jalapenos and cheese. lol . My mouth is watering thinking about it, only I want to be damn sure what the dog, cheese, and chili consist of. I love a good cheeseburger but do not consume one everyday and don't get one at fast food eateries. I make one myself, most likely will buy Laura's ground beef, Tillamook cheese, uncured bacon, organic veggies, avocado, maybe some peeled poblano peppers chopped or some jalapenos. Find the right bread, make sure my mayo is free of sugar or natural , same with mustard. Then I enjoy that one(sometimes two) medium rare burger and take a nap afterwards.

I am sorry it is real food only I meant that most burgers are not, and are processed. Food like we eat today was not considered a food source at one time. If you go into grocery stores now days you will see labeling like "made with real sugar" or stating that their product does not have certain ingredients. Even larger food companies are taking certain ingredients out of their brand name foods without labeling it. They do not want to give the idea that they were ever unhealthy.

My long drawn out point is that our food sources are nothing like they were in the past and because of the processed type foods and less exercise people are becoming unhealthy. Remember when the Big Gulp was first introduced? That was considered a lot of soda and was at least made with sugar in those days. Now you have people drinking sports drinks who do not even need them to recover from exercise or overheating who think they are healthy for them.

Yes they are real food, only I make my own nachos and avoid what they drown those chips in at ball games.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guardrail's Comment
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Well I've been vegan for 3 years and am in better shape and feel better mentally then I did while eating a meat based diet. The proof is in the pudding. We don't have to kill in order to survive anymore. We did at one point when crops couldn't be grown in cold climates so we had to find other means to sustain ourselves through the cold months. And that came from animals. I think there is too much violence and killing in the world and that sends out bad vibrations into the cosmos. I believe a big reason people and the world is so angry is due to all this violence and murder. Bad vibes bring bad things. And the opposite is also true. I choose the latter. I would never judge a person based upon their choices in diet or lifestyle. As stated, whatever makes you happy and feel good is fine by me as long as you don't hurt me or mine.

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.

Daniel Sage's Comment
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I find that most vegetarians are pretty carefree and accepting of whether people eat meat or not, and most meat eaters are defensive and like to poke fun at vegans and vegetarians, in one way or another. To me, that speaks for itself. I do it for environmental and moral reasons. Do you know how much fresh water it took to produce that 1/4 pounder? 2 months worth of showers. Longer if you are a trucker LOL. Ask yourself, would hold your dog down and slaughter it with a knife? Why then does that make it okay to do it to a goat or cow? Global warming is another sensitive subject that also has to do with meat production. Transportation is 14% of the problem, meat production is 18%.

Feather Su's Comment
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I've been trucking since 6/96. I went vegan (and quit smoking) about 2 yrs in, after a cancer scare. Eventually, I found veganism to be the most ethical way to live. Being on the road, local or regional , has never been a problem. I live by my values. I have a couple vegan trucker paged on Facebook; Compassionate Truckers and Healthy Trucker Hotline. Visit me there, Feather Su Transport.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Nate_K's Comment
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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.

And with this I knew this would be a entertaining thread.

I love animals also. I shoot a lot more with my camera than I ever do with a gun but as much as I love watching them in nature I also love them on my plate.

You are absolutely right that the farm raised animals we buy in the store are horrible for us. These farm raised livestock are fed a diet of corn because it is cheap. The drugs pumped into them can't be good for us either. I much prefer the ones that are in the wild, sure my deer and ducks eat corn but not even close to the level of domestic animals.

I like your one comment about not being able to eat your dog. I agree I could never eat my little pups either, but if times got tough the neighbors dog would be on the BBQ without a second thought. I spend a year in Korea and pretty sure I ate dog at a few of those markets.

But to address your question: My school did not provide lunch. We were free to go get lunch on our own. My school was in Fontana, CA and we had no shortage of choices within a close distance. I know a lot of schools provide lunch and it would probably be best to call your school and ask them directly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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