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Serah D.'s Comment
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Hi truckers, hope you enjoyed xmas holiday.

Question for Swifters - when does home time time start? Day after you last worked or immediately you leave the terminal? Are off days same as home time?

To all, who knows what is legally the beginning of home time?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Hi truckers, hope you enjoyed xmas holiday.

Question for Swifters - when does home time time start? Day after you last worked or immediately you leave the terminal? Are off days same as home time?

To all, who knows what is legally the beginning of home time?

I get my home time load, and head out. On this Walmart account, I finish my delivery(s), and then head home. I start my home time as soon as I log OFF DUTY, approve my logs, and then call my DL and update my eta.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I stay out 4 weeks at a time, and then go home for 3 days. My 34hr resets are NOT home time. I am not at home, so they are simply "days off."

Any time we are taking home time, we are dispatched accordingly. Sometimes, you will be under a load, while home, sometimes not. But either way, it starts as soon as you park the truck. That is how it was explained to me during orientation.

Jim A.'s Comment
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As Daniel said When I was at Swift my hometime load would get me to where I parked truck. Then I'd cal my DM and we would set the start and my PTA. It helps to have a great rapport with your DM

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
DEE GUIDO F.'s Comment
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Nice

Serah D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replies.

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