Pet Transport? RI To MN.

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Laura J.'s Comment
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Hi all, I just got my CDL and was set to start with Halvor Lines. I got an orientation date and left my bull mastiff with my mom in RI. Not 12 hours after leaving I find out that training and orientation are canceled. How do I get my dog back to MN? Anyone know of pet transport services? I just drove from MN to MI, MI to RI, RI to AZ and AZ to MN so I could use a break and need to earn some money at my gas station job.

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.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Hi all, I just got my CDL and was set to start with Halvor Lines. I got an orientation date and left my bull mastiff with my mom in RI. Not 12 hours after leaving I find out that training and orientation are canceled. How do I get my dog back to MN? Anyone know of pet transport services? I just drove from MN to MI, MI to RI, RI to AZ and AZ to MN so I could use a break and need to earn some money at my gas station job.

Our family has used ATW (Animal Transportation Worldwide) here in Ohio, but I'm sure they have other branches...and they were reasonable~! I can't find the business card in my clutter..but i'm sure you could look them up.

DANG, what a downer. That's happening more than you know, and sadly..states are shutting down and the companies have no clue until the last minute.

I wish you the best. Sorry~!

ps: You could always fill out the 'one and done' app on here, and perhaps HAVE a new orientation at a different company, before you even NEED to pick up your Mastiff~! Just a thought.

Best wishes,

Anne

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Laura J.'s Comment
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Thank you for the info. I was really excited about Halvor Lines as they have a good finishing program and great pet policy. Think I may try and wait it out. Laura J

Rick S.'s Comment
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Thank you for the info. I was really excited about Halvor Lines as they have a good finishing program and great pet policy. Think I may try and wait it out. Laura J

Love to see how you get a BULL MASTIFF in and out of a TT (yeah, they make ramps/steps).

Have a hard enough time getting my rottie into my pickup.

But she loves it once she's in.

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I spent $50 on a ramp - that she refuses to use. My breeder told me to try TREATS to get her to go up the ram. I could USE A CAT - and she would still stand up on her hind legs and ask me to pick her (90lb) furry butt up. (NOT HAPPENING).

Best of luck in your job search.

I think many companies are going to be reluctant to stick a bunch of people in a room for orientation at this very moment...

Rick

PackRat's Comment
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That's what I was thinking when I read this earlier. A 50 pound dog is a chore, but a full grown Mastiff? Many companies also have a weight limit that's imposed. They may allow a 10-20 pound leeway, but an added 75 pounds is not going to slide.

Laura J.'s Comment
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That's why I went with Halvor Lines, no size limit and up to 2 pets. I will make less money to start but I get to be with my babies. I do think a ramp may be required. He is very easy to care for and low energy but 113 lbs. Think it is possible as I drive him all over the country in a Prius! Laura J.

That's what I was thinking when I read this earlier. A 50 pound dog is a chore, but a full grown Mastiff? Many companies also have a weight limit that's imposed. They may allow a 10-20 pound leeway, but an added 75 pounds is not going to slide.

PackRat's Comment
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I sit in the driver's seat of my T680, reach out with my right arm and am 1/3 of the way across the passenger seat.

If I swivel in my seat and reach back, I can touch the front of the mattress on the lower bunk.

If I make a fist, my elbow resting on the side of one seat, my fist touches the matching seat in the same place.

The distance between my floor cabinet on the right side of the sleeper and the built-in refrigerator on the left side is 38 inches.

You do not have enough space for a large breed dog. You have no idea.

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