Trucking With A Dog

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The Pelican's Comment
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I have a huge soft spot for dogs. I just love everything about them. I've heard that some truckers have dogs with them.

Does anyone here do that?

I'm curious about how you take care of their physical needs. 11 hours driving without a food, bathroom, or water break seems daunting to me.

How do you make sure they stay hydrated? And what about exercise?

Just curious how you manage it and what challenges you've encountered.

PackRat's Comment
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Step 94.

Got your CDL yet?

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.
Old School's Comment
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Pelican, we are not slaves. Nobody is beating us and forcing us to stay in our trucks for 11 hours straight. I generally stop somewhere at least every two hours for a little break. Stretch my legs. Take a little walk, go to the bathroom. I don't sniff the base of every tree or pile of dog poo I see, but my dog does.

It's simple. You take a break and you give the hound a break too. My dog's favorite thing to do is find chicken bones that truckers have thrown out their windows. You'd think those things are one hundred dollar dog treats!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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Because of my handicap, I have a seeing eye dog.

The Pelican's Comment
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What type of dog do you have? :)

Pelican, we are not slaves. Nobody is beating us and forcing us to stay in our trucks for 11 hours straight. I generally stop somewhere at least every two hours for a little break. Stretch my legs. Take a little walk, go to the bathroom. I don't sniff the base of every tree or pile of dog poo I see, but my dog does.

It's simple. You take a break and you give the hound a break too. My dog's favorite thing to do is find chicken bones that truckers have thrown out their windows. You'd think those things are one hundred dollar dog treats!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Pelican's Comment
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I like to plan ahead 😆

I start school October 17. They had to push it back because the September class got completely booked up.

Step 94.

Got your CDL yet?

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.
G-Town's Comment
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You should be using the extra time to study, study the here and now. Pelican we have seen many, many examples of people in your same position, looking so far down the road they lose sight if taking care of immediate business…

Study! Read! Absorb!

There are hundreds of articles in the blog section of Trucking Truth cross referenced several ways…click on the menu bars in upper left corner of this page and you’ll see a drop down list of services including the blog. Read the diaries section… so much information here beyond the banter of the forum.

I like to plan ahead 😆

I start school October 17. They had to push it back because the September class got completely booked up.

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Step 94.

Got your CDL yet?

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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.
Old School's Comment
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What type of dog do you have?

Rat Terrier.

BK's Comment
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What type of dog do you have?

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Rat Terrier.

If PackRat had a dog on the truck, would it be a PackRat Terrier? Lol

G-Town's Comment
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…or a Rat with a Backpack.

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What type of dog do you have?

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Rat Terrier.

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If PackRat had a dog on the truck, would it be a PackRat Terrier? Lol

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