New survey reveals benefits of bringing pets to work

In a survey conducted earlier this year*, found that more than two-thirds (67%) of American professional truck drivers felt pressure to work longer hours and 55% worried about the future of the truck. trucking industry. future, when discussing their concerns about driver shortages.

According to a more recent survey by**, professional truckers travel with their pets on the road more often (56%), with 66% of respondents saying it’s for companionship and 19% for support emotional. Customers Mary and Johnny Gaskins Yellow Labrador, Oscar, was rescued from the trash outside a breakfast restaurant in Vanceboro, North Carolina when he was only six weeks old.

“It was love at first sight, and I couldn’t believe anyone would do such a thing to an innocent puppy,” said Mary Gaskins. “We take it everywhere – it has improved our way of life. When you’re on the road it’s stressful and you sit for hours. Oscar makes me get out of the truck during rest stops and walk and helps ease the stress of what can be a very stressful job.We may have saved him, but it turns out he saved us.

Customer Kristy Kramer is a freight broker based in Warren, Mich. and his miniature Golden Doodle, Baylee Jeannot only sits quietly with her in her home office during working hours, but is also a therapy dog ​​in training.

Baylee Jean gave my son and me a new life,” said Kristy Kramer. “My son has epilepsy and ADHD – Baylee can sense when he needs comfort and will lay on top of him to create the feeling of a weighted blanket. I was inspired to get her certified as a therapy dog ​​in because of its natural instinct for comfort and after seeing how dogs can brighten the day for those in recovery centers.”

Other survey results show that most professional truck drivers who travel with their pet would reconsider their profession if they couldn’t take their pet with them on the road (54%). Truckers who take their pet on the road for emotional support are the most likely to reconsider their profession if they couldn’t travel with their pet (64%).

After two years of industry instability and now facing unprecedented fuel costs, these pet passengers are making all the difference. Luckily, for many carriers, National Take Your Pet to Work Week is a treat they enjoy on a regular basis.

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*Survey carried out, on behalf of, by Censuswide. 504 U.S. truck drivers (aged 21+) who are carriers (a person or business that does the shipping and handling of freight loads) surveyed between 24.02.202228.02.2022. Censuswide respects and employs members of the Market Research Society, which is based on ESOMAR principles.

**Survey conducted by 694 U.S. truck drivers and employees of companies that ship and handle cargo surveyed between 15.06.202217.06.2022.

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