Drivers are welcome to take their pets on the truck with them as long as the driver understands they are responsible for the pet, and that Rapid Response cannot be held responsible for any death or injury to the animal.
Rapid Response does reserve the right to not participate in an Agreement if there are concerns about the animal in question. Also, Rapid Response may require the animal be removed from the truck, temporarily or permanently, if damage or cleanliness to the tractor becomes an issue or if the pet displays aggressive tendencies.
The following requirements must be met:
- Pet must be friendly in nature
- Pet must not have aggressive tendencies
- Pet must be fully vaccinated and kept up to date
- Vaccination Record must be provided to Rapid Response
- Name, Address, and Phone number of the pets vet must be provided
The number of pets allowed on a truck may be limited for safety and hygiene reasons.
There is a $500 refundable pet deposit. This amount can be paid in full either in cash, check or by settlement deduction. The deposit can also be partially deducted each week until it is paid in full. If the driver trades trucks, another pet deposit may have to be paid if these funds are used to clean and repair any damage, if applicable, caused by the animal being on a truck.
Also, the driver is hereby advised that some customer facilities will not allow pets onto their premises so the driver may not be eligible for some loads.