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Dan67's Comment
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I'm curious how sitting in a dock counts as on duty time. Specifically if your logged in as on duty unloading/loading in the qc will that eat into your 70? Or will the company pay you from your arrived at Shipper/final macro but allow you to stay off duty to conserve clock.

Its a different mindset altogether. From the time you log in for the day until you log out to go home, you need to be On Duty to get paid. Think of it as a time clock. Everything you do is job related in one way or another. Driving to get a load and driving to deliver load. Waiting at a customer getting loaded/unloaded. Fueling.. etc.. Have to realize most days will be 12 hours and not 14.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I'm curious how sitting in a dock counts as on duty time. Specifically if your logged in as on duty unloading/loading in the qc will that eat into your 70? Or will the company pay you from your arrived at Shipper/final macro but allow you to stay off duty to conserve clock.

For an OTR job, paid by the mile, you want to go off duty/sleeper berth while docked in order to conserve your clock and get more miles. That's the way I've always done it.

I'm going to be working a job that pays hourly. I don't care if I eat up on duty hours while docked. I'm going to be paid for those hours, so it's not a waste of valuable clock time.

The only time they will want me off duty while loading/unloading is if I get held up and need the hours to make it back home before my clocks expire.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Also, by going home weekly you have no need to even try to save your 70. 5 days @ 14 hours a day equals 70 hours. It's the same way here at my company, I never go off duty until I'm stopping for the day. Most weeks I max out at between 60-65 hrs of on duty time.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Also, by going home weekly you have no need to even try to save your 70. 5 days @ 14 hours a day equals 70 hours. It's the same way here at my company, I never go off duty until I'm stopping for the day. Most weeks I max out at between 60-65 hrs of on duty time.

That's what I'm talking about!!! Gonna wanna to eat up as many hrs as possible. NOM! NOM! NOM!

Turtle's Comment
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That's what I'm talking about!!! Gonna wanna to eat up as many hrs as possible. NOM! NOM! NOM!

Haha! The difference between your job and mine is I don't get paid by the hour, except during wait times. But I do earn PTO for every hour spent on duty, so it's still to my benefit to rack up the hours.

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