OPERATION ROGER Truckers Pet Transport
Where Pet Loving Truck Drivers, Men & Women, Help Needy Pets
Thanks to our wonderful volunteer drivers it has been our pleasure to deliver...
705 pets since we started and 34 for 2013
OPERATION ROGER T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
DEADLINE MAY 31, 2013
DETAILS FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE
NOTICE: It is best to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All phone calls will go to voice mail.
We prefer all donations through PayPal on this website. Alternate P. O. Box 15, Prescott, AR 71857
NOTICE: Thank you for coming to this website.
We are a rag-tag group of some 20-30 pet-loving truckers who volunteer to help needy pets get to their new homes and have a better chance at a fun-filled life by giving them a hitchhike in their cabs and a lot of TLC enroute. As you can see, we are a small group to cover the entire country. It can take us a good while to get the pets moved.
We need more truck drivers. If you know of one, please get them to submit an application.
Contrary to media reports we are NOT a rescue. We only transport once the pet has a place to go.
Please, BEFORE YOU CALL or E-MAIL asking if we can transport your pet, know that is what we TRY to do. But we MUST have an application and a donation on EACH pet before we can even begin. Some areas of the country (and states) are difficult but not impossible - if we have help from both the shippers and/or receivers in those areas in particular.
We CANNOT do your emergency because of who we are and what we do as truckers. It takes the coordinators a lot of man-hours and a lot of effort to get your pet to the Active Pet Board and the information out to the drivers. An emergency is really anything less than a month. Remember, the drivers have to be in the area first delivering or picking up freight. We don't dispatch them. Their companies do.
We CANNOT guarantee a time frame for the transport. Be prepared to be patient...it may not occur on Your timeframe.
As we drive tractor-trailers, are on set routes, and have restricted time frames, we CANNOT go to any shelter, rescue, etc. to pick up your pet, period. Your shipper MUST bring the pet to the driver at a truck stop, rest area, etc. along their route. This means the shipper may be asked to drive at least 100 miles. If they can't, find someone who can. Our drivers cannot go off their routes. On the receiving end, the same applies. ALL phone numbers must be 24/7 or at least two numbers - one day/one evening.
(1) On this web site HOVER your curser OVER the Register/Log In button on the Menu Bar at the top of this page.
(2) In the drop down box that will come up, CLICK on Registration Instructions-Read First.
(3) Follow the steps shown on the webpage that will come up.
(4) This will walk you through getting registered AND logging back in.
ONCE YOU HAVE LOGGED IN . . .
(5) Hover your cursor over the Applications button on the Menu Bar for the drop down box.
(6) For the PET TRANSPORT Application, scroll down to STEP 2...Requirements Page (read carefully).
(6a) At the bottom of the page is a link to the actual application.
(7) For the TRUCK DRIVER Application, scroll further down.
(7a) Truckers...FYI...suggest you go back to Step 2 and read the Requirements Page as well.
(8) for the LAYOVER HOME or SHUTTLE DRIVER or NON-PET TRANSPORT Applications ONLY . . . .
(8a) Hover your cursor over the Applications button until it turns Red, then Click on it.
(8b) Scroll down to the application you want.
(8c) DO NOT use this method for the Pet Transport or Truck Driver Applications.
There is a MININUM Required Non-Refundable Tax-Deductible APPLICATION Donation of $25.00, due through PayPal, immediately, at the end of the Pet Transport Application. You do not need a PayPal account to use this link. You can also use your debit/credit card. This donation is NOT for the transport so as soon as we open the application and work it to get your pet listed, you have received services. If we determine at the time we receive your application we cannot help you, usually due to the locations involved, we will let you know and return your donation.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE TRANSPORT ITSELF - FREE!!
Again, the Application Donation itself is NON-REFUNDABLE.
As to just how Operation Roger works, go to the bottom half of this page for more information.
We are always accepting volunteer Layover Home and Shuttle Driver applications, and especially Truck Driver applications, as we need more drivers to transport pets quicker. E-mail us for the instructions to find these applications.
We need more LAYOVER HOMES (temporary fosters) & SHUTTLE DRIVERS (4-wheelers) in the MAJOR cities and surrounding areas (i.e. 100 mile +- radias) along the MAJOR Interstate highways listed below.
This list is not all inclusive.
Can you offer assistance along any of these Interstates
by being a Layover Home or Shuttle Driver ?
This listing does NOT mean our drivers run these interstates on a regular basis. Some of them, yes. Others, no.
These are the major cities along the interstate. Others within driving distances are also welcomed.
I-4 (FL) Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando;
I-8 (CA) San Diego; (AZ)
I-10 (CA) Ontario; (AZ) Phoenix, Tucson; (NM) Las Cruces; (TX) El Paso, San Antonio, Houston; (LA) Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Slidell; (MS) Biloxi; (AL) Mobile; (FL) Pensacola, Tallahassee, Lake City, Jacksonville;
I-20 (TX) Midland, Odessa, Fort Worth, Dallas, Tyler, Longview; (LA) Shreveport; (MS) Jackson, Meridian; (AL) Birmingham; (GA) Atlanta, Augusta; (SC) Columbia, Florence, Myrtle Beach;
I-24 (IL) Mount Vernon; (TN)
I-30 (TX) Fort Worth, Dallas; (AR) Texarkana, Little Rock;
I-40 (CA) Barstow, Needles; (AZ) Kingman, Flagstaff; (NM) Albuquerque; (TX) Amarillo; (OK) Oklahoma City; (AR) Fort Smith, Little Rock, West Memphis; (TN) Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville; (NC) Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, Benson, Wilmington;
I-44 (OK) Oklahoma City, Tulsa; (MO) Joplin, Springfield, St. Louis;
I-64 (MO) (IL) (KY) (WV) (VA)
I-70 (UT) Any town; (CO) Grand Junction, Denver, Lyman; (KS) Salina, Topeka; (MO) Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis; (IL) Effingham; (IN) Terre Haute, Indianapolis; (OH) Dayton, Columbus, Cambridge; (WV) Wheeling; (PA) Washington, Somerset; (MD) Hagerstown, Baltimore;
I-80 (CA) San Francisco, Sacramento; (NV) Reno; (UT) Salt Lake City; (WY) Cheyenne; (NE) North Platt, Kearney, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha; (IA) Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Davenport; (IL) Peru, Joilet; (IN) Hammond, Gary, Lake Station, South Bend, Elkhart; (OH) Toledo, Cleveland, Youngstown; (PA) Grove City, Hazelton; (NJ) Newark;
I-82 (OR) Kennewick, Yakima;
I-84 (OR) Portland, Hermiston; (ID) Boise, Mountain Home, Burley; (UT) Tremonton, Ogden, Morgan; (PA) Scranton; (NY) Newburg; (CT) Danbury, Hartford; (MA) Worcester
I-86 (ID) Burley, Pocatello; (NY) Jamestown, Binghamton;
I-88 (NY) Binghamton, Schnectady;
I-90 (WA) Seattle, Ellensburg, Spokane ; (MT) Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Billings; (WY) Sheridan, Gillette; (SD) Rapid City, Sioux Falls; (MN) Albert Lea; (WI) Clifton, Madison ; (IL) Rockford, Chicago ; (IN) Hammond, Gary, Lake Station, South Bend, Elkhart, Angola; (OH) Toledo, Cleveland; (PA) Erie; (NY) Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Albany; (MA) Springfield, Worcester, Boston;
These are the major cities along the interstates. Others within driving distances are also welcomed.
I-5 (CA) (OR) (WA)
I-15 (CA) (NV) (UT) (ID) (MT)
I-25 (NM) (CO) (WY) (MT)
I-35 (TX) (OK) (KS) (MO) (IA) (MN)
I-55 (MS) (TN) (AR) (MO) (IL)
I-57 (MO) (IL)
I-59 (MS) (TN)
I-71 (KY) Louisville; (OH) Cincinnai, Columbus, Cleveland
I-75 (FL) (TN) (
I-95 (FL) (GA) (SC) (NC) (VA) (MD) (DE) (NJ) (CT) (MA) (NH) (ME)
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Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport
8th Year Anniversary - September 16, 2013
* Truckers Helping Pets *
* Give A Pet A Ride *
* Foster Home On Wheels *
* Bag Packed. Need Ride *
Hi, I'm Roger, a Toy Manchester Terrier. Thanks for coming to this wonderful website - at least from my point of view.
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OPERATION ROGER TRUCKERS PET TRANSPORT
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
DEADLINE MAY 31, 2013
Via E-mail to email@example.com
Hand drawn or computer generated
Front: Wording and/or Small Design on left and right sides
Back: Larger Design with wording
Requirements: Must be pet related and contain
“Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport” and “www.operationroger.com”
Current slogans can be used or new ones suggested
Current slogans: Give a Pet a Ride, Bag Packed Need Ride,
Bag Packed Ready to Ride, Be a Foster Home on Wheels
Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport reserves the right to alter any selected design.
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How it Works
When Operation Roger... Truckers Pet Transport receives a request for a pet transport (we only transport dogs and cats and other small companion animals), we then make every reasonable attempt to match a pet needing a lift with a Trucker heading the same direction. Due to the nature of our trucking commitments, we cannot give a specific time for your pet to be either picked up or delivered or even if we can get to it all in the time frame the parties involved want. But, we will try. It may take a minimum of 3-7 days for a volunteer to review, approve, and get the application entered on our Pet Board. Then, it may take an equal time to get the information out to all of our Team Leaders and Team Members. Thus, we are usually unable to handle "emergency" requests. While we might be able to transport your pet in a couple weeks, it is better to plan on a couple months. In some cases, particularly in hard-to-get-to states/locations, it will probably be longer. We just never know. Please be patient.
Please note: Our mission is to rescues and individuals being reunited with their pets. We do not transport for Show or Breeders. The one exception for Breeders is if the pet is not being used for breeding or retired and already altered.
Remember, we are all volunteers. We have no paid staff, so everything is done as soon as our personal/trucking lives permit. While we will attempt to keep in contact with the applicant, you may not hear from us until a driver calls to inquire about your pet.
We are Truckers first and therefore the requirements of our job must come first so we cannot offer door-to-door pickup and delivery. Generally speaking, arrangements are made in advance with the driver to meet the person sending the pet (shipper) at a nearby truck-stop or travel plaza. The driver checks the pet's paperwork and is given at least 10 days of food, a crate if pet is under 30 pounds, a proper collar/harness and leash, toys, etc. At the destination, the person who is waiting for the pet (receiver) agrees to meet the driver (and his passenger) at a predetermined location where the pet is then handed off to the new owners so it can start its new life in a forever home. At either location, it could be at 1 p.m. in the afternoon or 1 a.m. in the morning. It is on the driver's schedule.
There are times when a driver can pick up a pet but they aren't going to the destination area. The driver may decide to keep the pet on board and try to work their way to the pet's new home, or we try to put together a "repower" with another driver. This means the two drivers would have to meet somewhere and that is difficult to do at best. Here is where the Layover Home could be a big help. Essentially, a Layover Home is merely a temporary foster. The pet's stay is anywhere from a few hours to perhaps three-four weeks. If we could get more of these Layover Homes around the country, more pets might be helped.
A Shuttle Driver, usually someone who cannot be a Layover Home, is someone who can drive the pet from driver-to-driver, driver-to-forever home, home to driver, or any other combination. Are you an RVer? Perhaps as you travel across country, you would consider a furry companion.
Non-Pet Transport: We also can sometimes help, on a limited basis, to get small amounts of pet food and pet related items from one location to another, usually a supplier to a rescue or from one rescue to another. This totally depends upon the available space in a driver's cab.
What Does it Cost?
A minimum non-refundable tax-deductible application donation of just $25.00 per pet is required at the time the application is submitted to list a pet on our Active Pet Board effective July 22, 2008. Your donation helps Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport meet our day-to-day operation expenses. Remember, we are 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.
With gasoline prices reaching higher almost daily, pet transport services costing hundreds of dollars, and airlines charging transportation fees that can break almost any budget, we think a minimum donation of $25.00 is the most reasonable deal you could find in exchange for a pet receiving the first class, "one on one" treatment it deserves.
REGISTER !!! On the Menu Bar go over to and HOVER your cursor OVER Register / Log In. Click on Registration-Log In Instructions-Read First and follow the steps. Also, the steps will guide you to finding the application you desire.
A temporary password will be sent to your e-mail. Copy and paste that temporary password into LOG IN. Do Not change your temporary password just yet...do it later.
When God Made Truck Drivers
When the Lord was creating Truck Drivers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the specs on this order?"
"A truck driver has to be able to drive 10-12 hours per day, through any kind of weather, on any type of road. it must know the highway traffic laws of 48 states and 10 provinces. It has to be ready and able to unload 40,000 lbs of cargo after driving all night, and sleep in areas of cities and towns that the police refuse to patrol."
"It has to be able to live in a truck 24 hours a day 7 days a week for weeks on end, provide assistance to it's fellow travelers , meet just in time schedules, and still maintain an even and controlled composure when all around appear to have gone mad."
"It has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. It has to have six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way."
"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord. "It's the three pairs of eyes a driver has to have."
"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
The Lord nodded.
"One pair that sees the herd of deer in the thickets 3 miles away,
Another pair here in the side of it's head for the blind spots that motorists love to hide in,
and another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at the bleeding victim of the drunk driver that crashed into it's ICC bumper doing 70MPH and say, 'You'll be all right,' when he knows it isn't so."
"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow." "I can't," said the Lord, "I already have a model that can drive 650 miles a day, without incident and can raise a family of five without ever seeing them, on 30 cents a mile."
The angel slowly circled the model of the truck driver. "Can it think?" she asked.
"You bet!" said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of every HAZMAT load invented; recite the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations in its sleep; deliver, pickup, be a father or mother, offer timely advice to strangers, search for missing children, defend women's and children's rights, get 8 hours of good rest on the street and raise a family of Law respecting citizens, without ever going home ... and still it keeps its sense of humor. "
"This driver also has phenomenal personal control. It can deal with delivery and pickup areas from Hell, coax a lumper to actually work for his money, comfort an accident victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how truck drivers are nothing more than vicious killers on wheels who have no respect for the rights of others while using the nations hiways."
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the driver. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."
"That's not a leak," said the lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the flag, for justice, for the family without its father."
"You're a genius," said the angel.
The Lord looked somber.
"I didn't put it there."
(Author Unknown but very much appreciated)