Pet Policy

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Hoss's Comment
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What are some companies with a pet policy? How do the deposits work? Does anyone take their dog or cat with them??

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Knight allows pets with a $400 deposit. I'm not sure if there's a size restriction though but I know they allow it.

Hoss's Comment
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To add to my original post. I don't have my cdl but I plan to get it in the coming months and I was thinking it would be kind of cool to take my dog with me. I'm just looking feedback from people who have taken a pet and what companies. Thanks Robert!

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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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No problem. I'd probably bring one of my dogs with me but the three have such a strong bond, it wouldn't be fair to separate them.

Deb R.'s Comment
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I drive for H.O.Wolding, out of Amherst, WI. They have a pet policy; dogs under 30 lbs. $500 deposit, over 30 lbs., $1000 deposit (refundable if you no longer take the dog along, and there is no damage). Cats, not sure of the deposit amount, but they must be declawed.

I have one of my dogs with me, she is almost 11 years old, so pretty satisfied to sleep on the bunk a lot. I have windows in back, so she lays on the bunk looking out the windows while I'm driving. I clip in the safety net, like you would use if someone was sleeping back there, so she won't come flying forward if I had to hard brake. She is great company, and makes me feel much more secure at night.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I'm not sure of the specifics, but Celadon now has a pet policy. Only for dogs and cats, sorry reptile lovers.. lol

George H.'s Comment
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Yeah I'm struggling with finding a company with a sponsored cdl program that also has a pet policy. Prime looks good I just don't know if I'm cut out for a LW truck since I'm a big guy. And I have to take my dog lol so I don't know what I'm going to do 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.
Hoss's Comment
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I found a website with about a dozen companies and I can't seem to find it again. Werner was on there. What's everyone opinion on werner?

This website has a list of trucking companies that allow pets so check that out.

List of Trucking Companies That Allow Pets

George H.'s Comment
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I found a website with about a dozen companies and I can't seem to find it again. Werner was on there. What's everyone opinion on werner?

from what I have read Werner appears to be a pretty good place but I'm in the same boat you are just reading stuff. Knight does have a pet policy which is amazing because I was under the impression that they didn't have one. For real though I think it all comes down to what we think is best for us because there are just sooo many bad things said about every company (disgruntled employees) and so many great things said about every company (recruiters) lol it's all a giant **** shoot. I'm just trying to find unbiased opinions the best I can and yeah werner looks pretty good to me on that level. But from what I understand you'll have to pay for your schooling up front...something I can't really afford to do, but they will pay you back for it so who knows lol anyway good luck

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