We all know how pets can be lovable, they are friendly, loyal, easy to talk with and that makes them a great company, they deserve the title man’s best friend, but nobody knows that better than Truck drivers.
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In the nature of every human is to social with other people, how we will react if we were the last human on the earth? Nobody to interact with, nobody to talk with… OK that is not a case with the truck drivers but to be in a cabin 10hours or more per day with no companion is close enough. The best way to be with the friend all the time is to have a pet with you on the long road rides.
More than 60 percent of truck drivers in America have pets and more than 40 percent report traveling with these companions in their trucks. This is a big percent comparing with the total 45 percent pet ownership in America.
Trucking with a pet have positive and negative sides, however the positive ones always outweighs the negative. Can a furry passenger with you on the road make you happier?
Care, cost and sometimes inconvenience are small price to pay for the happy moments with your buddy, we all love our pets like a family members and for the truckers that bond can be described like a bond that parent have with his child. Mutual need is something that make this relationship unbreakable.
Eating, sleeping, driving, walking, doing everything together every single day makes the long ride to be more interesting and long ours easier to go. However different species of animals have different needs, so make sure to choose pet that you will be able to take care of in the long driving ours.
Sitting in one place not having physical activities can do harm to your health, we all know that driving is not just taking the steering wheel in our hands it also requires full attention on the road especially for the truck drivers and that reason in most of the cases can cause stiffness and back pains.
Most of the truckers are used to drive every day until their miles are done but driving to many hours to achieve your destination should not be for cost of your health, if you are alone in your truck you can drive 6-10 hours without a stop but if your pet is your traveling buddy you will be forced to stop and walk with him in every 2-4 hours.
Should I bring my dog in the truck with me? If you forget or you want to delay your lunch your dog will alarm you that is time to make a break and that will force you to make daily schedule for both of you. Walking him and playing with him will keep you active.
Pets are providing good energy flow, just knowing that you are not alone can be relaxing. Having your pet face in your driving mirror gives you a positive vibe and it can reduce your stress level and improve your mental health.
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Effects of having a pet companion on the road:
Some of the trucking companies have no-pet policies so, if you want to take your pet make sure to choose pet-friendly company.
What is good for your pet is also good for you, having a pet friend with you on the road certainly makes you more responsible, many truck drivers have worries about secondhand smoke and to prevent their pet from this they quit smoking. Influence that your pet is having on you is nothing but good, makes you more
Here are some Trucking company pet policies:
In our homes we can have different types of pets, but can they all be truck companions in a limited space for a long time?
Most common pets are dogs and cats, but there are also truckers who take along snakes, rodents, ducks and birds. It is important to train your pet for the road, pets need to adjust to the space/truck and be able to go for a long period of time taking just a lunch breaks and bathroom breaks.
Your choice can be limited because many of the companies have restrictions for some types of pets.
Dogs and cats are suitable company because they have expressed emotions and can be a great replacement for human interaction. Humans have similar needs with dogs and cats like lunch time, sleeping time… and that makes them a good fit for traveling buddies, however their needs require some planning:
food and water – this is basic supply for truckers and also for the pets, there is suitable food that can be taken for every pet type and good thing is that this food is with long lasting date, but from
Tammy Prop husband Steven is truck driver and he travels with their dog Riley, he says that having his dog with him on the road helps him to break the ice with other people he comes into contact through the driving time
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Barry Starr say that his dog Scrappy is a great company, he is a great source of exercise keeps him laughing a lot and he is awesome alarm system.
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