Are there Pet Friendly Trucking Companies?
If you’ve contemplated starting a new career by getting your commercial driver’s license and, like most Americans, are a pet owner, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Are there pet friendly trucking companies?” The answer is yes, there are many pet friendly trucking companies, though policies will depend on the carrier. A recent study showed that 60% of truck drivers are pet owners and about 40% of those drivers take their pets with them on the road.
To date, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has not released any specific regulations regarding having animal companions with you. As long as you’re able to drive safely, having a dog or other animal with you on the road is legal. However, the decision to be pet friendly is left up to individual trucking companies.
If driving with a pet is important to you, make sure to check with your employer before you get on the highway because every company has a different policy in place.