The Dogs Behind the Wheel
Truckers are amazing dog owners — what could be better than 24/7 companionship for a dog??? Every single thing in your house has touched a truck at some point. Dogs: your food, leash, bowls, clothes (sorry), bed, toys — seriously, everything! It is estimated that 40% of truckers drive with a pet. Here are just a few of the hero dogs that drive America!
Hiya! My name is Neo. My mom found me on Craigslist in Louisiana. I started trucking at 12-weeks, and I’ve been on the road for 5 months now. It’s amazing! I love to explore all of the places mom takes me. I have soooo many toys! Mom says it looks like a toddler lives here, but that’s what happens when you’re a puppy! I can sense when my mom feels homesick, and I’m on it with cuddles. When mom comes back to the truck, I have a giant smile on my face — I love her so much. Fun Fact: When mommy sings, I join in, really!
Diesel Dog here. My dad saved me from a not-so-ideal home when I was 5-months-old, and I’ve been on the road with him ever since — TEN years! Boy, did I get lucky! Wherever we are, my dad looks up nearby dog parks, so you can say I’m a dog park connoisseur. I’ve played in parks all over the country, but my favorite is in Tulsa, OK. My dad noticed many drivers had dogs, so he created a Facebook group and developed a community of over 2,000 of us by handing out business cards with the group name to all the truckers with dogs he meets. He is awesome.
Little Foot here! I’m a 1-year-old Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix. I’ve been riding pretty much all my life. My dad got me up from a friend of a friend who had an ‘oops’ litter, and two days later, I was on the road, and haven’t left! I’ve been to forty-four states, but my favs are the Carolinas and New…