Regarding the pet policy with Melton, I'm hoping for some expanded information. Is anyone aware of any restrictions for when I would be allowed to have a dog onboard after completing training. (I will be a recent grad and will have to go through the 3+ week training program.) I'd like to send in the completed pet/rider pass once I have completed training and assigned my own truck so that I would be able to bring my dog after my 1st trip home as a solo driver. I know this is probably viewed as not a high priority for some, but I am a 25 y/o single guy, with not a thing tying me down other than my dog. Finding someone to watch her for the initial month of orientation/training is not an issue but anything longer than that would be difficult.
After 2 years of researching the industry and making sure I was making the right decision to leave my monotonous 8-5 office job, this is the last thing that I am looking to figure out before starting CDL school next month. As i mentioned, it may seem that my priorities are wack but I have very little family and have been living alone for the past 3 years... my dog has become my other half.
If the best answer is "ask a recruiter" then I will do so, but I'm not quite ready for them to be calling/texting me everyday as they previously were when I first started looking into truck driving.