Hauling Cattle And Overnight Parking

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I know this may be a dumb question (but that's never stopped me before, lol); When I'm parked at a truck stop or a rest area, I never see a cattle trailer parked overnight. Are all cattle loads short haul? Are these trailers prohibited from parking overnight at truck stops?

And what are the differences between hauling a cattle trailer and a regular dry van , if any?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I see them all the time parked for the night. They are the loudest group against e logs.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I see them all the time parked for the night. They are the loudest group against e logs.

Ok, I guess I just haven't run across any. I thought it might be that it was a noise issue with cattle bellowing all night. But as you point out, there is a noise issue: against e logs. Lol

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gladhand's Comment
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I see them all the time parked for the night. They are the loudest group against e logs.

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Ok, I guess I just haven't run across any. I thought it might be that it was a noise issue with cattle bellowing all night. But as you point out, there is a noise issue: against e logs. Lol

You couldn't leave cattle in the trailer like that over night. Big reason why they don't have to take a 30 minute break and also why they tend to drive faster. All about getting that cattle out of the trailer asap.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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I thought it might be that it was a noise issue with cattle bellowing all night.

I've seen them parked at night but they're empty. I read a news story a couple weeks ago that the reason they're always empty on their 10 is those trailers are built to allow airflow while going down the highway and unfortunately there isn't airflow while sitting stationary for 10 hours. That is also the reason they want special exemptions as they feel livestock spending a 10 hr break in a confined space is inhumane (yet they're about to be killed.....). The story i was reading stated if they cant get the exemption they'll need to add an additional driver which will in turn raise prices at the market. To me it came across as a desperate attempt to be exempt from abiding by HOS. Unfortunately I'm not finding the story I'd seen, but it was from a local news station out of south Dakota if I remember correctly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Generally it's attempted to haul cattle to a destination that can be reached in one drive shift. The stress of them being packed together in a trailer for long time periods causes them to lose weight, and they are generally going somewhere to be sold based on their weight. It is considered cruel to lock them in a trailer, drive for 10 -11 hours, then take a 10 hour break, and drive another 10 hours while they have no access to food or water.

If they're going a long distance you have a designated facility they're taken to, off-loaded, and allowed to eat drink and rest before proceeding.

NeeklODN's Comment
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I feel bad for the cattle. Everytime I see them, I feel like they are staring at me through the grate. I hear them say: " Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Tractor Man's Comment
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I feel bad for the cattle. Everytime I see them, I feel like they are staring at me through the grate. I hear them say: " Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

The big question is........do you EAT THEM anyways??

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NeeklODN's Comment
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I feel bad for the cattle. Everytime I see them, I feel like they are staring at me through the grate. I hear them say: " Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

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The big question is........do you EAT THEM anyways??

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Yes and I feel terrible because they taste so good. If being vegan was natural for our bodies, then I probably wouldn't. Unfortunately, us humans need animal protein.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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We are a predatory species. It is why both of our eyes face forward. Besides, the one piece of our digestive tract that was specialized for digesting plant matter is shriveled and useless.

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