For many over-the-road drivers in Albany, NY, trucking gives them the chance to take to the open road. It’s a chance to get paid to drive, something that appeals to adventurous souls. At the same time, truck drivers also deal with loneliness and sadness. They don’t know how to handle sitting alone for hours at a time. Some people handle this problem by adopting a pet and taking it with them on their trips. If your drivers are curious about how they can get their hands on a dog and know exactly how to care for them on the road, the tips below should help.
Go for the Right Breed
If a truck driver doesn’t already have a dog, it’s important for them to think about the age and breed of the dog they plan to get. For example, if they get a dog with a ton of energy, this dog may not be able to handle sitting for hours at a time. It’s better to go with a lazier breed or a dog that’s older and happier just to sit and look out the window as the world passes by. Many truck driving experts find that being picky about the right kind of pet, but not too picky, helps keep everyone happy on the road.
Pack the Right Supplies
Your truck drivers need to keep the needs of their pet in mind before they head out. They should pack enough water, food, treats, and chew toys to last the entire trip plus a few extra days’ worth in the event of an unexpected delay or schedule change. The dog should have a designated area to sleep, and it’s important for over-the-road drivers to have a carrier and leash in case of an emergency.
Contact Bay & Bay Transportation of Albany, NY at (888) 801-3026 and learn about our over-the-road drivers and what they can do for you.