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Splitter's Comment
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Noob (Newbie) here...

Just asking... PROS PLEASE WEIGH IN!

Do you know the policy on detention pay? Usually (I think) it depends on both your contract and the one your employer has with their customer. But if you are entitled to it AND the customer is subject to it, it sounds like you could qualify for detention pay.

NOT SAYING IT IS THE RIGHT CALL but it certainly COULD BE the subject of a conversation.

Reputable companies follow the rules. Nothing wrong (that I can see) with asking what the rules are. FM (DM, whatever) may need to approve it but they may be happy to do so. My (admittedly limited) understanding is if they can charge the customer for detention and they pay detention to the affected driver it is to both your and their advantage to do so. Kind of why it is there!

I cant speak for other companies but at Prime this is a no brainer. Detention pay kicks in after the shipper goes past what we call, "drop dead time". Obviously on Neek's load somebody dropped the ball, either the shipper, sales or dispatch.

When I've run into similar situations all I did was exactly as you described. I call my fleet manager , explain my problem & politely ask if I'm entitled to compensation. Like I said earlier, all he can do is say no & I'm none the worse for the wear or he can say what my FM always says to me, "Dont worry, I'll make you whole".

Most times I dont even have to ask. I was really taken aback by Steve L. saying don't worry about the one time hit. That's half a week's pay cut, through fault of his own.

To me, it's just like being shut down due to weather, natural disaster, break down, etc. We're entitle to compensation in the form of detention pay. While I'd rather be earning for running miles, out here, crap happens, it's nice to know your company has your back when it does.

10/4. Over & out.

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.

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.

Fm:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Marc Lee's Comment
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Noob (Newbie) here...

Just asking... PROS PLEASE WEIGH IN!

Do you know the policy on detention pay? Usually (I think) it depends on both your contract and the one your employer has with their customer. But if you are entitled to it AND the customer is subject to it, it sounds like you could qualify for detention pay.

NOT SAYING IT IS THE RIGHT CALL but it certainly COULD BE the subject of a conversation.

Reputable companies follow the rules. Nothing wrong (that I can see) with asking what the rules are. FM (DM, whatever) may need to approve it but they may be happy to do so. My (admittedly limited) understanding is if they can charge the customer for detention and they pay detention to the affected driver it is to both your and their advantage to do so. Kind of why it is there!

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I cant speak for other companies but at Prime this is a no brainer. Detention pay kicks in after the shipper goes past what we call, "drop dead time". Obviously on Neek's load somebody dropped the ball, either the shipper, sales or dispatch.

When I've run into similar situations all I did was exactly as you described. I call my fleet manager , explain my problem & politely ask if I'm entitled to compensation. Like I said earlier, all he can do is say no & I'm none the worse for the wear or he can say what my FM always says to me, "Dont worry, I'll make you whole".

Most times I dont even have to ask. I was really taken aback by Steve L. saying don't worry about the one time hit. That's half a week's pay cut, through fault of his own.

To me, it's just like being shut down due to weather, natural disaster, break down, etc. We're entitle to compensation in the form of detention pay. While I'd rather be earning for running miles, out here, crap happens, it's nice to know your company has your back when it does.

10/4. Over & out.

Thanks Splitter!

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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.

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.

Fm:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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