Leaving A Dog In The Truck

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Brad S.'s Comment
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I was just curious, what do you truckers with dogs do with them while you are showering and eating? Is it okay to leave them in the truck and let them yap while the truck driver parked next to you is trying to sleep? Can you idle the truck or turn a fan on while your out for awhile and it's hot out? and what about your 34 hour reset days, have you ever tried to go see a movie or any other activity for a few hours while the dog is in the truck? Just curious. Thanks for any replies.

Gladhand's Comment
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I was just curious, what do you truckers with dogs do with them while you are showering and eating? Is it okay to leave them in the truck and let them yap while the truck driver parked next to you is trying to sleep? Can you idle the truck or turn a fan on while your out for awhile and it's hot out? and what about your 34 hour reset days, have you ever tried to go see a movie or any other activity for a few hours while the dog is in the truck? Just curious. Thanks for any replies.

Actually having a dog let's you idle in those Nazi no idle places. They will let us die but not the dog haha.

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Chris L.'s Comment
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I had an APU when I was with Prime, so I would run it for my dog. I would also crack the windows just in case the APU quit while I was away.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I have an apu and leave my cat on the truck. If I park in non trucker spots I leave a note in window "no need to break window for cat. Generator has temp at 65 degrees thanks." I even leave my phone number. Had to take cat from the truck one time since Feb for repairs. He screamed bloody murder. I got us a nice hotel room and he acted like i killed him. I gave up after that. He's happy where he is

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Michael S.'s Comment
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"no need to break window for cat. Generator has temp at 65 degrees thanks."

Rainy D. sounds like you have it too cold for you cat. Sure, the person on the street isn't to know this because of the brouhaha over dogs and children in cars, but cats are very heat tolerant. Your cat would probably prefer it if your thermostat was set over 75F.

Source

How to tell if your cat is cold, if it forms a donut or a loaf, it is cold.

How to tell if your cat is trying to cool off, it will sprawl.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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None of my animals were ever normal. He's laying I front of my ac vent right now. Has his chin resting on the round vent thingy lol tried to take pic and of course he just moved lol

Idaho noob 's Comment
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I have a service dog vest for my dog he comes inside for showers. So if you see a tattood driver with a Siberian husky it's probably me.

Brad S.'s Comment
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So if you are a pet owner and considering a career in truck driving it sounds like it's best to go with a company that has APU's? or can you idle the truck while gone for awhile if you don't have an APU?

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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First u have to find a company that allows pets ;) there's a list somewhere on here i think. I'm compnay with Prime and had to pay $1000 in weekly deductions... lease ops dont.. they get charged a detail when they turn teuck in

Diver Driver's Comment
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First u have to find a company that allows pets ;) there's a list somewhere on here i think. I'm compnay with Prime and had to pay $1000 in weekly deductions... lease ops dont.. they get charged a detail when they turn teuck in

Just a thought. ... how would anyone know you had a cat if you didn't tell them. ..

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