What Have Your Learned About Trucking From Your Dog Or Cat?

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I know this is weird, but I was thinking about my dog and how his personality factors into driving.

1) Always alert. Moocho Poocho is always looking ahead and never gets complacent

2) Non aggressive. Defensive (co) driver. Yields to idiot drivers to avoid accidents.

3) Friendly. Shippers and receivers respond favorably to his demeanor and friendliness.

4) Goes with the flow. Doesn't get agitated over delays or routine issues. If there is a delay, he just views it as an opportunity to rest and relax.

5) Willing to work long hours on guard duty if necessary. Never complains.

6) Gladly accepts HOS rules. Especially likes the 10 hour and 34 hour rule.

7) Loves truck drivers, (ok, he loves everyone)

8) Safety conscious. He wants me to slow down or stop when conditions are dangerous.

9) Makes me believe I'm in charge even though he really is. Keeps me aligned with company policy. Lol.

10) Doesn't want me to be a O/O or L/O because he's worried I wouldn't be able to afford dog food.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
mountain girl's Comment
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Those are awesome perks. I'm dog-sitting for most of the summer with my daughter's dog.

1) I cannot WAIT to get him shaved at the dog groomers.

2) I've learned, my next dog is not going to be a rescue dog because this one is vicious with men and I don't know his history.

3) He's vigilant, watching the road with me and his presence reminds me to stay alert.

Thanks for posting!

-mountain girl

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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