Detention Stamps

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Obviously, detention can be expensive. Usually it's like $50/hr. My last trip I was paid $140 and I've been paid as much $300 for waiting 5 hours and threatening to cancel the load.

Maybe they think they can avoid a detention charge by not signing. I know I've been paid detention whether they sign or not. Usually not!

Rainy 's Comment
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My guess is it probably a reefer thing, and is not just used for detention. It also has a line for Seals.

Therefore when we get automated messages saying "Must have a continuous seal record" the stamp does this. On multi stop loads you put a "Seal In" and a "Seal Out" on the stamp, having a record of all seals.

I am dispatched out of Sprimo. RD is outta Pittston. The terminal managers do run things differently I have noticed. But over the years I have gotten several messages saying FMs pay a fine if not used. I stated that when i was is i training the lease FMs never said amything.... the resoonse i got from reefer company dispatvh was "they will.now".

When you upgrade, "Detention Stamp" is on the list of items to get from the company store. The first one is free, and i think new ones are $14. Ink refills are like $6.

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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rainy 's Comment
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Obviously, detention can be expensive. Usually it's like $50/hr. My last trip I was paid $140 and I've been paid as much $300 for waiting 5 hours and threatening to cancel the load.

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Maybe they think they can avoid a detention charge by not signing. I know I've been paid detention whether they sign or not. Usually not!

You will be paid even when they do not sign it. By using it, you are documenting your times in and out. Since they can prove it with your GPS, they know you aren lying. So many people weren't doing this, so Prime and the drivers were losing detention pay.

One message we got a couple years ago was, something to the effect of "Our auditors went through last weeks detention and over $1000 on one fleet was not paid to drivers because in and out times were not documented on the bills. The FM paid a fine, so use the stamp. Even on drop and hooks. Even on loads you dont think you are entitled detention. Use the stamp."

It takes a minute. I use it. Every once in a while I get an automated message "Please remember to use your detention stamp" and i want to write back "Please remember to find me a load and answer your phone when I call". If they want to tell me how to do.my job, i will tell them how to do theirs. But now i see not everyone knows, so perhaps they need to do that stuff. lol

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Turtle's Comment
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WTF is a seal?

I swear, you swingers speak a different language.

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PJ's Comment
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On some loads we have alot of seals. Everything that leads into the tank has to be sealed and thats before loading. Most of the newer tanks that’s 8. 1 for a set of doors should be pretty easy to keep up with.

Dan67's Comment
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Every company does things differently.. I don't use a stamper. I get paid detention after 2 hours. Just remember to hit "arrived" when I get there and "departed" when I pull off their property on trip message device. It adds up quick and they round it up so if I am there 2-1/2 hours I get 1 hour detention pay. I'd rather not get it and keep the tires rolling and make more money, but when I have to sit 5-1/2 hours on a tire unload it helps..

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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WTF are doors? I've now made several circles around my trailer, I was never issued any I guess!

Damn mega companies, treating me like a number. Can't wait til my year contract is up so I can leave to run Amazon freight 20 miles from my house three days a week with a mom and pop carrier that will pay me $5 per mile on top of a guaranteed $1200 a week. I'll bet I'll get all the detention stamps, seals and twice as many doors as Prime is supposed to provide.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Donna M.'s Comment
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In our fleet detention stamp everything. Two stamps per load. Walmart is the worse at trying to get over. They will mark paperwork ready at window at 15:00 but they don’t call u tell16:30.

RealDiehl's Comment
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WTF is a seal?

I swear, you swingers speak a different language.

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I dont know if you're joking or not, Turtle. confused.gif

A seal like this one is slipped through an eyelet on the latch of the trailer door after it's loaded. The doors cant be opened unless the seal is broken. It proves that the load was not tampered with en route.

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Good luck with the new job, Spaceman. rofl-1.gif

RealDiehl's Comment
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Walmart is the worse at trying to get over. They will mark paperwork ready at window at 15:00 but they don’t call u tell16:30.

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