Home Time With Swift

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Joshua P.'s Comment
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During home time can you take your truck directly home? If so in my case I will only be able to take just a tractor to my house because there is no way Ill get a trailer on my street since it a dead end and the cu de sac is not large enough. So hows that work with company trucks and home time?

Rob S.'s Comment
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I live about 2 hours from a terminal. My dm let's me take the truck home.

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.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Look for truck stops near your house. For more than a 34 hour reset, check with management.

Also local home centers, supermarkets, Walmart, but be positive you have permission!

Maybe a dirt lot used by other trucks. (I'm exactly there right now, waiting for my wife to come get me.)

Joshua P.'s Comment
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Maybe a dirt lot used by other trucks. (I'm exactly there right now, waiting for my wife to come get me.)

Where I work now, my boss's landlord has a lot he rents out for like $250/week. Ill probably use that whenever I have a load.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Maybe a dirt lot used by other trucks. (I'm exactly there right now, waiting for my wife to come get me.)

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Where I work now, my boss's landlord has a lot he rents out for like $250/week. Ill probably use that whenever I have a load.

You'd pay $250 a week out of your paycheck for spending a day or two at home? Ouch!! That's expensive!!!

Joshua P.'s Comment
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I live about 2 hours from a terminal. My dm let's me take the truck home.

That's good to know if your that close and they still let you take a truck home. I'm from CT and the closest terminal is in PA, a couple hundred miles for me.

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.

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.
Joshua P.'s Comment
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Maybe a dirt lot used by other trucks. (I'm exactly there right now, waiting for my wife to come get me.)

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Where I work now, my boss's landlord has a lot he rents out for like $250/week. Ill probably use that whenever I have a load.

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You'd pay $250 a week out of your paycheck for spending a day or two at home? Ouch!! That's expensive!!!

Yea but I'll try for a discount since I know the guy, we have a spot where we park our trucks, my boss pays rent for space and a garage too.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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Maybe a dirt lot used by other trucks. (I'm exactly there right now, waiting for my wife to come get me.)

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Where I work now, my boss's landlord has a lot he rents out for like $250/week. Ill probably use that whenever I have a load.

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You'd pay $250 a week out of your paycheck for spending a day or two at home? Ouch!! That's expensive!!!

*update* just talked to management and its approx. $150/month, well off of what I thought. Feel a lot better about it now, still will try for that discount.

Susan D. 's Comment
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That's outrageous. The lots here charge $8/day to park your tractorttrailer.

Nathan G.'s Comment
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Shoot where I live in IL the city gives us free parking for as long as we need or want

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