Pet Policy

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Carl A.'s Comment
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I am about a month out from getting my physical and my again C.DL.. Very disapointed though because I had 3 companies on my radar and the one that I picked does not have a pet policy. One may ask if I would pick my dog (Cowboy) over the company I picked and my answer is yes. To some it may sound foolish. Does any of you know the companies that do have a Pet Policy, that is updated. If you would like to hear why I am not about to leave my best friend behind, just ask me.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Carl check out our wiki page on companies with pet policies. Be aware that companies often change these policies so it is hard to keep this stuff completely current and up to date. You should find some helpful leads in there though.

Trucking Companies That Allow Pets

Nate_K's Comment
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I know Roehl and Werner have pet policies.

Old School's Comment
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Great Answer!

Hey Carl check out our wiki page on companies with pet policies. Be aware that companies often change these policies so it is hard to keep this stuff completely current and up to date. You should find some helpful leads in there though.

Trucking Companies That Allow Pets

Nate_K's Comment
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Hey Carl check out our wiki page on companies with pet policies. Be aware that companies often change these policies so it is hard to keep this stuff completely current and up to date. You should find some helpful leads in there though.

I know Roehl charges a $650 pet deposit. $250 of which is NON-refundable. I also know they have pet walking areas at their terminals and have pet waste receptacles.

I do not know details on Werners policy.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Doctor perscribed a service dog so I wouldn't worry about being separated from my dog. Doug, my dog is my costant companion, he's a tremendous help for PTSD. Tell us please, Cowboy and your story.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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But will a company that usually does not allow pets, make an exception if it's a service dog?

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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No. No employer can violate the ADA.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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No. No employer can violate the ADA.

They can't violate it, no. But they don't have to hire you. They can come up with a million reasons, not service dog related, too. It is easier to find a company with a pet policy, than to force the issue cweuth one that doesn't allow pets.

Carl A.'s Comment
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I want to thank you all for your responces. I did check out that page and it was very helpfull as well. I have a $1,000.00 put aside for a pet deposit if needed, ( that wasnt a easy task but anything for my best friend). Well heres my story about Cowboy and I. I went from having a home, job, and a beautifull fiance to being homeless and living in my pickup. I started having a lot of problems with my back went a went local driving a dump truck, and pulling belly dump in the oil field of UT. I doctored a long time for it being put on pain pills and in the process being very depressed and in the end going on disability. I lost everything including that beautifull woman, ( she said I didnt fit into her life plans anylonger). Anyways as time went on I ended up having a family, father,son and sons mom ask me to move in with them so I did. I was there a month and ended up moving back into my pickup do to the fact my medications were being stolen and sold and I didnt want no part of that. I was pretty sure the good lord had given up on me and I wasnt sure things were gonna get any better. I dont wanna drag this on but thanks for letting me. Some things really stand out while I was going through all this and a few of them were watching my ex- fiance drive by with her new man and wave and laugh, when I went into a conv store to get the key to the rest room and I over heard the cashier say, what is that smell, ya it was me. I found a motel where the manager let me park my pickup and would let me eat waffles and drink juice in the mornings, on 3 different ocassions he let me shower in a room that the tennents had checked out of,( I was very gratefull). I finally heard from disability after 8 months and that was all good and everything but the pain pills, the depression, living in my pickup had taken its toll. Finally just by chance I checked my checking account that I had to have for my disabilty when it came and it had $1,786.75. First thing I did was got me a motel room and fell on that bed and yes I cried for hours and I think I showered for hours as well. Well a friend that I met along the way worked at the animal shelter and told me a story about this dog that some one had left in a apartment for at least two weeks with no food no water and when the manager figured this out instead of taking him to the shelter he turned him lose. The dog was on the run and it took a big cage to finally capture him, not before he visited a registerd female border collie. The owner of the border collie brought this dog in with a piece of barbed wire around his neck (said thats how he found him in the cage). So I thought about it and then went to the shelter to see this dog. Well when I walked in there I seen a couple of dogs that I was hoping was him however I ended up coming face to face with this big black dog that had those sad eyes( I think it was his show lol) ,anyways he sat and held his paw out as to shake my hand and that was the beginning of this new dog and me. It was about a week before I could go pick him up, he had to have his family jewels removed before I could take him. I called the shelter the day I was suppose to pick him up and my friend told me that Cowboy was not doing so well after surgery and that I need to hold off. Well it was 2 days later that I got that call that he pulled through and to come get him. Cowboy was like a child that couldnt wait to open a present when I finally got him and was putting him in my pickup,he wasted no time. We saved each other. He put a smile back on my face, the depression went away, my back problems is at minimal and no more pain pills. Its been a year now and 24/7 we are together. Not sure what will happen if some one else comes along and into our lives lol. She may have to be a pretty special individual. Anyways now I am doing all that is needed to get back into a truck along with Cowboy. Thank you all for letting me share this story. I consider him MY BEST FRIEND..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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No. No employer can violate the ADA.

Seems there are some exceptions to the ADA rules. I recently went on a tour of a local winery and they had a sign at the door saying " no pets allowed on premises, INCLUDING No service animals. " i presume that must be due to health code or some other such reason.

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