At times, the life of trucking can be synonymous with boredom and isolation, especially for long-haul drivers who go weeks and even months without seeing their friends and family. Spending so much time in isolation on the road can cause truck drivers to become depressed and lonely. A great way for truck drivers to feel happier and more enthusiastic about their work is to bring their pets on the road with them. In 2016, The Human-Animal Bond Research Institute did a survey to explore the relationships between pets and their owners. It found that 74% of pet owners reported mental health improvements from pet ownership. Bringing a pet on the job can help truckers deal with stress and experience an overall sense of well-being and companionship. According to Healthy Pets, “Over half of all truck drivers are pet owners and 40% of them take their pets on the road.”
Join in the fun and bring your four-legged friend with you also. Here are a few trucking companies that are pet-friendly and will allow you to take your furry friends on the road; Roehl Transport, LTI trucking services, JB Hunt, Interstate Distributor, and Knight Transportation. Each company has their own rules and regulations in regards to pets onboard so have a look into which one suite you and your pet best and don’t miss out on the great chance to bring your furry friend with you.
Watch this amateur video on YouTube and see just how excited this truck driver’s dog is to go to work in his truck!