What Do You Do When You're Out Of Hours And Still Waiting For (un/)load?

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James M.'s Comment
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What do you do if your hours run out while you're waiting to be loaded/unloaded?

My buddy told me to use personal conveyance to get to the door, go on duty while they load/unload you, and then use conveyance again to leave and get to a safe place to sleep. Is this ok to do?

PJ's Comment
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Depends on company policy first.

If your company allows it use on duty yard move to and from door. Sleeper berth during dock time provided your not loading/unloading. Off duty PC to nearest safe parking and annotate customer made you leave.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

BardTale's Comment
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What I'm about to say is completely dependent on the company I work for, the account I'm working on and my dispatchers. What I'm allowed to do may not be allowed to be done elsewhere. With all that in mind; If I find myself in that situation, which does happen from time to time, If I'm expected to be loaded during my 10 hour break I'll crawl the truck (Keep it under 4MPH) from the truck parking area to the dock and visa versa. Then in the morning I'll put in my loaded/unloaded call after my pretrip inspection.

There have even been situations where the customer will allow me to drop the trailer in the door and I'll come pick it up in the morning if I'm not allowed to sleep on the property. This isn't always the case for the post offices I go to, but can be done for the distribution centers (RRD/LSC/Quad Graphics)

Best advice though, always 100% ask both the customer and your dispatch before anything is done like that. Make sure everybody is on the same page in that regard. This way your hind end is covered.

Dispatcher:

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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