Waiting At Shipper - Detention Pay

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Jamie's Comment
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Does anyone know how detention pay works with Schneider? Like do I have to be on duty or can I be off duty and still get paid(of course when it's two hours past my appointment time)?

Because they have an on duty remark door "waiting at shipper"


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Turtle's Comment
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I don't know Schneider's policy, but Prime doesn't require us to be on-duty in order to receive detention pay.

This is just my opinion, but if I had to be on duty to get detention pay, I'd much rather just forfeit the pay and remain off duty. It isn't enough to sweat over anyway. The available hours are much more important to me in the long run.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I don't know about Schneider either. At Swift, you need to be On Duty for the whole time. But On Duty eats into your 70 hours.

As a Swift driver you can close to hope for Detention, or save that time out of your 70 for Driving, where you'll make more money driving an interstate (60 mph) than you would sitting in Detention.


Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Jamie's Comment
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I believe Schneider is the same as Swift where you have to be on duty to receive the pay. I'd have to ask tomorrow. But it wouldn't be worth it as mentioned above compared to what I could make with those hours.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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At West Side Transport, we are relieved of all duties while docked and waiting and receive detention pay while off duty waiting.

They place a letter from the company in our permit books which states we are relieved of duty while at a customer location waiting, should DOT ever care to check our logs.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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