Does Your Trucker Cook In His Truck ??

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Starcar's Comment
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Or does he want to ?? Some trucks have all the "stuff", inverter, microwave, etc. But then theres the company trucks who have just a plugin, if your lucky. We fall under that catagory. We have a fridge, but no inverter, or microwave. So I bought a Burton Cooker!! They look like a lunch box, but you can cook alot of different stuff in them. I think we need a thread of Recipes for truckers. We can post our recipes right here !!

I'll be first.

I buy a large roast, then cut it into single serving size. I put it in a ziplock bag, add some spices, a slice of onion, and seal it. Then freeze it. When TSB gets ready to leave home, I put it in his freezer( in his fridge). When he wants roast, he plops it in a tin bread pan that fits in his Burton Cooker in the morning and plugs it in. It cooks while he's driving all day. At about 4pm, he adds some canned potatoes, and green beans(weird, I know). In about an hour its ready to eat. Healthy food is hard to come by on the road. So things like this really are good for them, and they are a little piece of home while he's out on the road.

Old School's Comment
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I like this idea - I've got several very small venison roasts in my freezer now that I had cut for myself since I seem to be the only one in this household that likes venison. When the time comes that I've got my truck and marching orders I'm gonna try something like this. Thanks for the idea and I am looking forward to some more from other folks. I will contribute some when I get a little more experience at it.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I like this idea - I've got several very small venison roasts in my freezer now that I had cut for myself since I seem to be the only one in this household that likes venison. When the time comes that I've got my truck and marching orders I'm gonna try something like this. Thanks for the idea and I am looking forward to some more from other folks. I will contribute some when I get a little more experience at it.

Hey Old School..see your from Nacogdoches..I grew up in Hemphill, but live in N'awlins now...I'm making plans to start school in the fall.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Guy, glad to hear there's another good ol' boy from the Piney Woods on here. I've spent my fair share of time stomping in and around Hemphill. Well, I don't want to run off with Star's thread here, but hope you do real well in school, you got the best start you could by hanging around with these folks and studying here like you did. As soon as I get back to TMC I'll start a thread about my experiences there so everybody can get a better feel for what their program is like and to introduce the new drivers in training to the sheer pleasure of dragging a skateboard across this great country.

Pebbles (Juelma N)'s Comment
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Hey Starcar!! I lost almost 50lbs and dont wanna gain it back when I am out. What are snacks that are good for you and taste good?

Starcar's Comment
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Well, if you have a fridge you can load it with veggie munchies, baby carrots keep real well, some apples, they don't need to be fridged until you want a cold one. and you can get those "Lunchable" things that are pretty healthy. But it still comes down to room. I always bought the Progresso soups that were healthy based. Now theres all kinds of them out there, but watch for sodium and msg...definitely not your friends. I quit drinking soda, and switched to iced tea, that I brewed in the coffee pot. OH...COFFEE POT!! The little ones that they sell at the truck stops are PATHETIC !!! We found this "soup warmer" thing. Looked like a thermos, with a heating element in the inside. I bought a tea strainer( like what you use to hold lose tea so you can dunk it in your cup) I put coffee grounds in it, and drop it into the thermos. It makes almost 4 cups of coffee in no time. And you can also use it to heat soup !! I love multi use appliances...

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Pebbles (Juelma N)'s Comment
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Awesome! Thank you for all these neat ideas. You are very creative starcar

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Hey Starcar!! I lost almost 50lbs and dont wanna gain it back when I am out. What are snacks that are good for you and taste good?

Hey Girl, Welcome to the forum. In addition to being an aspiring Professional Drive, I also happen to be a Certified Personal Trainer. I too, lost over 100 lbs, which is what inspired me to become a CPT and help others manage their health. Some of the best things are what Starcar said. Apples, bananas, oranges, pretty much any kind of fresh fruit is absolutely the best thing for you. In addition to that, you should always try to start your day with a good, healthy breakfast. I also keep Clif bars on me at all times. They come in loads of varieties and are pretty cheap when you buy them in bulk. They are delicious and use almost all organic ingredients if that sort of thing is important to you. Drink PLENTY of water. I hate drinking plain water, so I buy little drink flavorings like Crystal light or Propel and mix them in a water bottle and it makes it much easier to drink. Now, I have to tell you, I am a coffee ADDICT, and at the moment it's not a problem because I can go to the restroom whenever I feel like. BUT, on the road, I know I'm gonna have to be real careful about drinking coffee and consuming lots of water, because time is money and having to stop once an hour to go potty is gonna start to cost you time and money...I have lots of other tips and tricks to help keep you in shape if you're interested...

EngineeringMother's Comment
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One thing I've learned is to have protein at every meal. Not a lot, just a few ounces is enough. Lots and lots of veggies. And keep drinking that water. Your body and brain need it to function well. I drink about a 1/2 gallon of water a day and go every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. shocked.png That's about how often I want to get out of the truck and stretch/walk around anyway so having to go potty will force me to do that. See what works for you but don't short yourself on the water.

Good luck, Pebbles. BTW I'm jealous of your avatar. A PINK TRUCK! love it

Starcar's Comment
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EM...I told Pebbles that her avatar is cool, but its a sit in sleeper !!! I can't get dressed if I can't stand up to do it....my clothes will creep on me all day. Haveta admit...that truck is an eye catcher. Now if it had breast cancer awareness stickers all over it, thats the only thing that would make it better.

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The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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