Best Truck Company To Bring Passenger And Pet?

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Jordan E.'s Comment
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Hey everyone hope your all staying safe out there on the road. I had a question for you all. Do any of you know who has the best program for a passenger and pet to join me in the truck? Basically who will allow it to happen the soonest? I graduate Sage Trucking school in a couple weeks :) Looking for a company I can bring a rider and pet, yet also don't have to drive to many weeks with a trainer. Being with a stranger has be feeling anxious/nervous

Kieran L.'s Comment
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Hi Jordan and welcome! :)

I'd suggest you start investigating companies in this list first: List Of Trucking Companies That Allow Pets Do keep in mind companies are changing their policies all the time so the information may not always be 100% up to date. Always contact the companies directly for the latest info and answers to your questions on their policies.

Also you'll want to investigate this list of companies that hire new/inexperienced drivers: Trucking Companies That Hire Inexperienced Drivers its by no means a complete and exhaustive list of every company out there that would hire you, but it covers most of the major companies and gives you a good number of places to start talking to.

Thankfully there are quite a few options, you'll have to decide for yourself which companies are the best fit for you personally, but these links also may help:

How To Choose A Company

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Understanding Pre-Hires

Good luck and keep us updated!

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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.

Phox's Comment
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Hey everyone hope your all staying safe out there on the road. I had a question for you all. Do any of you know who has the best program for a passenger and pet to join me in the truck? Basically who will allow it to happen the soonest? I graduate Sage Trucking school in a couple weeks :) Looking for a company I can bring a rider and pet, yet also don't have to drive to many weeks with a trainer. Being with a stranger has be feeling anxious/nervous

Sage Trucking school... that's the school that I am currently planning to get my CDL through through my local community college. That is unless I hear from Knight or another company before then and they can offer what I need.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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