Trucking Company Requires Driver To Drop Truck Off At Terminal

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The Pelican's Comment
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I was talking to a lady at my clinic. She was in, starting a new job with Schneider.

She said she was with CR England but CR England told her she could not park her truck at home, she had to drive hundreds of miles away to the terminal and drop the truck off. Then she could be picked up, take ten hours getting home.

Is CR England the only company that requires this?

One good thing, she did mention that Schneider has a "relay" in my city that I can use if I can't take it home. U.S. express too. And Roehl.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I was talking to a lady at my clinic. She was in, starting a new job with Schneider.

She said she was with CR England but CR England told her she could not park her truck at home, she had to drive hundreds of miles away to the terminal and drop the truck off. Then she could be picked up, take ten hours getting home.

Is CR England the only company that requires this?

One good thing, she did mention that Schneider has a "relay" in my city that I can use if I can't take it home. U.S. express too. And Roehl.

Pelican;

Now that Tom's back in the 'search,' we hear of that often. He's not looking to go OTR again, so .. doesn't matter as much as it must to her. She really should've looked into that, prior to signing on... in my opinion.

As for the rest, I'll let the others answer. Something to look into, for your own self! Many drivers do not HAVE the option of parking at their home (like many of us, also DO have...) so will find alternate parking; some storage facilities here in Ohio have extended parking, just for that reason. RV's use them, also. Nice, well lit, secured & gated places. One more thought to think, LoL !

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

The Pelican's Comment
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It was just confusing to me because many here said that terminal location didn't matter. At least for CR England it does.

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I was talking to a lady at my clinic. She was in, starting a new job with Schneider.

She said she was with CR England but CR England told her she could not park her truck at home, she had to drive hundreds of miles away to the terminal and drop the truck off. Then she could be picked up, take ten hours getting home.

Is CR England the only company that requires this?

One good thing, she did mention that Schneider has a "relay" in my city that I can use if I can't take it home. U.S. express too. And Roehl.

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Pelican;

Now that Tom's back in the 'search,' we hear of that often. He's not looking to go OTR again, so .. doesn't matter as much as it must to her. She really should've looked into that, prior to signing on... in my opinion.

As for the rest, I'll let the others answer. Something to look into, for your own self! Many drivers do not HAVE the option of parking at their home (like many of us, also DO have...) so will find alternate parking; some storage facilities here in Ohio have extended parking, just for that reason. RV's use them, also. Nice, well lit, secured & gated places. One more thought to think, LoL !

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

Klutch's Comment
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For my first division at Schneider I was setup to bobtail and park at my house for HT. When I transferred to VTL I had to have room for a trailer as well, which I did not so I was approved to park at a small truck stop about 20 miles away.

From the recruiters and few DTLs I discussed it with at Schneider they try to keep the park locations within 50 miles from your home.

The only time I have been told I would have to bring the truck to the terminal (and have it cleaned out) was if I was taking over a certain amount of time off. I can’t remember how many days that was.

I can’t imagine any company getting or retaining drivers with a policy like you described. Something doesn’t add up.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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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Hey Pelican, that is not a "policy" of C.R. England's. You are barely scratching the surface of trucking. One of the big things you need to realize is there is a lot of disinformation out here. It comes with the territory. There are an abundance of reasons why you are going to hear all kinds of things that don't make sense.

I know C.R. England drivers that park at home. Here's the deal. There's some details that you are missing on this driver's predicament. Let me give you an example. I always park my truck at home, even for an extended stay like when taking a real vacation. Later this month I'm taking about 10 days off for a vacation. It just so happens that it coincides with my truck needing to be serviced. The company wants me to park it at a terminal so they can work on it while I'm taking it easy. It's inconvenient for me, but it's practical for them, and it keeps me from having to shut down for a few days after I get back to work.

There could be a hundred reasons why this particular driver's truck was wanted at a terminal. I can almost guarantee you the driver is fairly new to this. They didn't like what happened and they didn't really understand the company's reason. Of course if they are a truck driver, they will tell the story imbellished with their own twist to any empathetic ear that will listen. That's how we do.

They could be a part of a team. It may be very inconvenient for the other team member to have the truck at the other person's property. There's way more to this than you know.

Be careful about believing everything you hear out here. That's why I can't stand for newbies to be watching YouTube truckers. You have to filter through about 98% of the garbage just to find one little tidbit of something realistic and helpful.

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.

The Pelican's Comment
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Well said!!

Hey Pelican, that is not a "policy" of C.R. England's. You are barely scratching the surface of trucking. One of the big things you need to realize is there is a lot of disinformation out here. It comes with the territory. There are an abundance of reasons why you are going to hear all kinds of things that don't make sense.

I know C.R. England drivers that park at home. Here's the deal. There's some details that you are missing on this driver's predicament. Let me give you an example. I always park my truck at home, even for an extended stay like when taking a real vacation. Later this month I'm taking about 10 days off for a vacation. It just so happens that it coincides with my truck needing to be serviced. The company wants me to park it at a terminal so they can work on it while I'm taking it easy. It's inconvenient for me, but it's practical for them, and it keeps me from having to shut down for a few days after I get back to work.

There could be a hundred reasons why this particular driver's truck was wanted at a terminal. I can almost guarantee you the driver is fairly new to this. They didn't like what happened and they didn't really understand the company's reason. Of course if they are a truck driver, they will tell the story imbellished with their own twist to any empathetic ear that will listen. That's how we do.

They could be a part of a team. It may be very inconvenient for the other team member to have the truck at the other person's property. There's way more to this than you know.

Be careful about believing everything you hear out here. That's why I can't stand for newbies to be watching YouTube truckers. You have to filter through about 98% of the garbage just to find one little tidbit of something realistic and helpful.

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.

Uncle Rake's Comment
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I've been driving for Marten Transport for a year. They do not allow me to park my truck at home. I must park it at the terminal in the Dallas area, and then drive 350 miles home to Lubbock. This is not something I watched on Youtube, this is my current reality, despite the fact that a manager recently said I am one of the best drivers in the terminal.

Raif

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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Hey Uncle Rake, that stinks!

Is that a company policy for all their drivers?

Are you on any sort of dedicated account?

I'm just curious because generally most OTR drivers are not required to park at a terminal. I'd like to know more details.

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.

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.

Klutch's Comment
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How long is your home time?

I've been driving for Marten Transport for a year. They do not allow me to park my truck at home. I must park it at the terminal in the Dallas area, and then drive 350 miles home to Lubbock. This is not something I watched on Youtube, this is my current reality, despite the fact that a manager recently said I am one of the best drivers in the terminal.

Raif

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Hey Uncle Rake, that stinks!

Is that a company policy for all their drivers?

It may be everywhere.

I was set to go driving at Marten until I was informed I would be required to park the truck at their Colonial Heights, VA terminal for days off. My drive would have been at least 120 miles from there, depending on which house I was heading to. That was the deal breaker for me.

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.

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