Question About Detention Pay?

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Montana O.'s Comment
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So I’m currently at a customer and trying to figure out when my detention time starts. The appointment window is 01/21 14:00 to 01/21 23:59. I arrived at 16:00. And in my notes it states 2HR FREE LD$20 1/4HR MAX $560. So would it start @ 18:00. Or @ 02:00.

I asked my dispatch but he stated wasn’t positive but he thinks it starts 2 hours after the window but wasn’t completely sure and just keep track of my times arrive and departure.

So if someone can tell me when it starts it would be greatly appreciated thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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Most company's have a policy that it will start after the latest time on the window for delivery.

If that's your company policy, I would interpret that your starts at 0200 on 1/22.

Detention never pays as well as turning miles, though.

Errol V.'s Comment
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A part of your company's detention pay rule is that you must be On Duty Not Driving to be paid. Now re-read what PackRat wrote:

Detention never pays as well as turning miles, though.

Since on duty time eats into your weekly 70, wouldn't you much rather go Off Duty while you're waiting so you'll have that time available to drive more?

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