Personal Conveyance

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Jim S.'s Comment
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May I use personal conveyance to drive my tractor across the terminal to maintenance?

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.

Old School's Comment
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Yes. Put in your notes that you are "repositioning the truck on the yard." That's perfectly legal and still keeps you "off-duty."

Old School's Comment
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Once you get it parked where you want to be, put yourself back on "off-duty," or whatever status you want, but don't forget to take yourself off of "personal conveyance."

Turtle's Comment
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You can also check with your company on their specific rules. When at a terminal for maintenance, my company likes for us to log completely out of the system. Often the mechanics will retrieve and return the trucks from the yard themselves, as well as go on test drives. You don't want that drive time to go on your logs or interrupt a break.

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.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the response guys. Do you also have to be uncoupled?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Do you also have to be uncoupled?

I would , just to make sure nobody can say you where "advancing your load".

Plus it makes it easier for the shop to work on if you are unhooked.

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