Drivers, you eat food prepared either by others or yourselves. While meal preparation in your semi tractor trailer requires advanced planning, it can be rewarding from at least two perspectives:
We are living proof that meal preparation on the road can and does work to save us money and keep us healthy.
We're sharing the information with you here in hopes that you can benefit.
This page focuses on the mechanics of meal preparation, while our food and recipes page focuses on the actual food being prepared, cooked and eaten.
Food preparation is not done quite as easily in a truck as in a camper (unless you happen to have a custom tractor with a refrigerator, oven/stove and sink).
Even though you can simulate a small kitchen, you will have to provide and pack all the tools you need.
Check out all of our resources on:
We also cover:
Some cooking equipment will require power from an inverter either plugged into a 12-volt cigarette lighter or connected directly to the battery.
This is one of those items we have on our packing list page.
We plan to refute excuses for eating meals out of the truck.
Yes, you, too, can be fixing meals in your truck, saving money and eating healthfully!
Some of these resources have been provided by others.
Money saving tip: Consider the average price of a meal out compared to what you would spend if you fixed a comparable meal in your truck.
In terms of money:
In terms of time:
What if you could "pay yourself" for the meal preparation and clean-up instead of paying someone else for the cost of a meal and tip?
Why not prove it to yourself by keeping records?