Bringing A Pet Along For The Long Haul.

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Oliver M.'s Comment
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I am currently enrolling into a trucking school that starts this summer, I'm going for the long haul.

I was wondering if it is legal/acceptable to bring my small companion parrot with me in the cab, I have had my bird for over ten years and we are inseparable now. I don't want to leave my bird at home with the family as she is strongly bonded with me. Does anyone out there know of any other parrots OTR? Most importantly any trucking companies that allow companion birds?

/As a side note, my bird loves going for car rides (it's when she is happiest actually)...

-Oliver

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow! That's a pretty steep price to bring a pet.

We have a list of trucking companies that allow pets so check that out.

David's Comment
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I am currently enrolling into a trucking school that starts this summer, I'm going for the long haul.

I was wondering if it is legal/acceptable to bring my small companion parrot with me in the cab, I have had my bird for over ten years and we are inseparable now. I don't want to leave my bird at home with the family as she is strongly bonded with me. Does anyone out there know of any other parrots OTR? Most importantly any trucking companies that allow companion birds?

/As a side note, my bird loves going for car rides (it's when she is happiest actually)...

-Oliver

Hey Oliver,

I would check with the company your are thinking of going with and finding out if they have a pet policy. Im not sure if they limit the type of animal, but it wouldnt hurt to see. I wish everyday to bring my dog with me, unfortunately, Gordon doesn't allow pets in the truck. I don't think a bird would be any worse then a cat with a litter box... I don't see why a company with a policy wouldn't allow a bird.

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.

Kurt's Comment
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would it be healthy for the bird cold weather could be harmful

I am currently enrolling into a trucking school that starts this summer, I'm going for the long haul.

I was wondering if it is legal/acceptable to bring my small companion parrot with me in the cab, I have had my bird for over ten years and we are inseparable now. I don't want to leave my bird at home with the family as she is strongly bonded with me. Does anyone out there know of any other parrots OTR? Most importantly any trucking companies that allow companion birds?

/As a side note, my bird loves going for car rides (it's when she is happiest actually)...

-Oliver

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.

Oliver M.'s Comment
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would it be healthy for the bird cold weather could be harmful

My bird has been in cold weather many times, as long as there are blankets to cover her cage at night (when it's coldest) she will be fine. When I'm on the road I'd have the heater on. Parrots can endure cold weather as long as they are only out for short periods of time. I wouldn't plan on taking her out in a blizzard or giant storm. (If I know if the weather is going to be rough I'd just keep her at home in Phoenix, AZ with the family.)

Chris L.'s Comment
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I don't know about the bird but I have my chihuahua mutt with me and she is very sensitive to temp. I leave the bunk heater on if it's real cold out or the AC on if it's hot outside anytime I leave the truck for any reason.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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When I was with Navajo, they had a "dog policy." You could bring a dog, but NOT a cat.

I think Crete recently reversed their NO PET policy.

Dave

The Original Hairyman's Comment
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When I was with Navajo, they had a "dog policy." You could bring a dog, but NOT a cat.

I think Crete recently reversed their NO PET policy.

Dave

Crete/Shaffer has indeed reversed their policy and now allow a dog or cat with all the proper documentation, a deposit of $750, a quarterly cleaning fee, a reduction in CPM (half cent if I recall correctly), and permanent assignment to the tractor that your pet has been in until said tractor is retired and sold. Unfortunately for the OP, I am unaware of any companies that allow other pets other than a dog or cat. I did a lot of research before choosing a company and found that to be a common theme. That said, I'm sure SOMEONE probably allows it.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great Answer!

Wow! That's a pretty steep price to bring a pet.

We have a list of trucking companies that allow pets so check that out.

Belluavir's Comment
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Off the top of my head, Celadon and Marvin Keller allow pets. Never hurts to give any company you are considering a call and ask nicely, worse they can do is say no.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Roehl has a pet policy it has to be under 60 lbs its a 650 dollar deposit, 400 will transfer when you switch trucks unless your pet really messes up the truck and it cant be any of the so-called agressive breeds, aka pitbulls german shepards that sort of thing.

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