Detention?

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Steve K.'s Comment
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I dropped a load and the DC didnt have my any empties so my company told me to sit here and wait for one. This was 3 hours ago, is the company suppose to be paying me at all for sitting here?

Old School's Comment
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Steve, we have no idea about that. It all depends on your company's contract with that particular customer. If they do pay detention you also need to send in your company macro for detention. New drivers never seem to understand how detention pay works, and experienced drivers seldom get into the situation of needing it.

You need to ask your driver manager , "Hey, what do I need to do to receive detention pay for the time I'm stuck here?" That's the best way for you to handle this. I'm assuming you're a brand new driver, or you probably wouldn't be asking us this. That's not a criticism. We love helping new drivers, but when it comes to detention, you need to know how your company wants you to handle it on the truck's tablet or Quallcomm.

Driver 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.
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