Cat Care During School And Training

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Katie's Comment
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I’m looking to change careers. I’ve wanted to go into trucking for many years so when my current contract is up I’ll apply to companies that offer cdl school. This site has been a wealth of information especially the “search by tags”!

I have a cat so the company I work for also needs to permits cats. Is it reasonable to expect to bring him OTR as soon as my training is over (I’m figuring 3 but perhaps 4, months) or should I be looking for longer care for him (6-12 months) instead?

My parents might be willing to care for him but they have an energetic 100+lb dog who my cat has firmly declared the enemy so I need to have a back-up care plan in case it doesn’t work out.

Thanks so much, Katie

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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That is acceptable... But keep in mind boarding facilities won't keep them that long so you need friends or family to help out. I made a video about pets... I had a car with me for four years OTR. He passed in January.

Check this out

Tricking with Pets

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Katie's Comment
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That is acceptable... But keep in mind boarding facilities won't keep them that long so you need friends or family to help out. I made a video about pets... I had a car with me for four years OTR. He passed in January.

Check this out

Tricking with Pets

I’m sorry about your cat! Their lives are much too short no matter how long we have them.

I should’ve clarified - I won’t be boarding him with a facility. But I will need to find a private home for him until I can bring him with me.

Thanks for the link, I’ll check it out. :)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Katie's Comment
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Thanks for the video. It covered everything I needed. The litter sounds better than the stuff he’s currently using.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hahaha. I keep that litter even without the cat. Good for traction and even my own emergency of mother nature lol

Thanks for watching and be sure to keep up posted

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