Looking For A Company That Allows Big Dogs And Has Apus

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Jason B.'s Comment
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Hi I am about to go to school and researching what company I should start with. I have a clean record. I also have a 70lb lab that I want to take with me. I have someone that can watch him for training but will take him after that. I also want a company that has apus on the trucks. Thanks for any response I am really excited to start my new career and look forward to hearing some good advice.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Barbara C.'s Comment
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This website has a list of trucking companies that allow pets so check that out.

List of Trucking Companies That Allow Pets

I will be starting with srt and they are allowing me to take my 90 lb dog with a 500 pet fee. Tammy told me that I can have an apu installed if the truck I get doesnt have one but that apu would be out of my pocket.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

J. Snow's Comment
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Check with Werner. One of the guys in my school is going with them because he can take his big dog. Not sure about apus though.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

L_Antonio 's Comment
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Hi I am about to go to school and researching what company I should start with. I have a clean record. I also have a 70lb lab that I want to take with me. I have someone that can watch him for training but will take him after that. I also want a company that has apus on the trucks. Thanks for any response I am really excited to start my new career and look forward to hearing some good advice.

Prime allows you to have a pet. I don't about how big they can be. You have to $1000 tho but I think they take it out in payment form from your checks when you start solo.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Barbara C.'s Comment
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When I talked to prime they said 30-40 lbs. SRT takes The 500 out in payments

Wilson's Comment
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Melton has big APUs and allow for dogs.

Wait. You said big dogs and APUs. Well anyway, they have both. Since I do not have a pet, I didn't pay attention to the weight limit of the pet. Nothing a phone call can't handle or a visit to their web site. That is if you would consider skateboarding over dry van.

Also, something to think about or research. In my travels, I have been sent to companies (only a few) that do not allow any riders or pets on their property: no exceptions. Now I don't know what pet owners or drivers with spouses do in cases like that. But just so you are aware of speed bumps down the road.

What about it, pet owners. What do you do at those places? Where do you put your pet and/or your spouse while there?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Larry E.'s Comment
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Melton has a flag system that lets the planners know who has a pet and/or rider. That being said, I picked up at a steel place where there were no riders allowed. The Melton driver who arrived before me kicked his SO out while he loaded. Didn't realize that or I would have offered her a place out of the wind and cold while I waited for my appt time. Having those "restrictions" may make an impact on your earnings since the planners have to work accordingly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Wilson's Comment
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Melton has a flag system that lets the planners know who has a pet and/or rider. That being said, I picked up at a steel place where there were no riders allowed. The Melton driver who arrived before me kicked his SO out while he loaded. Didn't realize that or I would have offered her a place out of the wind and cold while I waited for my appt time. Having those "restrictions" may make an impact on your earnings since the planners have to work accordingly.

Well I learned something new. That's pretty cool. I'm not sure it would have *that* much of an impact since in my seven months, I think I was at two places that had those restrictions.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jason B.'s Comment
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Ok thanks for the info guys. How much did srt want for an APU? Cause I know those run thousands of dollars so I can't imagine a company wanting you to pay that. Also I would rather not do flatbed at this time. Eventually it might be something I would be interested in trying but I want to stick with dry van preferably or reefer starting out. Also I have read some places that people said the places that didn't allow dogs you had to keep them in your truck the whole time you were on the property? Not sure how accurate that is. If that's the case then I don't see that being a problem I would just make sure to stop and let him out before I arrived. I also understand I need to give him a lot of exercise which would be good for me too. He is kind of a lazy dog around the house unless we go for a walk or for a ride then he is all energetic so I think he will actually be happier in the truck with more stuff to see.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Barbara C.'s Comment
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Im not sure and lady I spoke to didnt know. She did tell me that some of there trucks have them. And all their trucks are 2012 and newer.

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