Driving the truck during time off

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zoltan1a, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Heavy Load Member

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    Is one allowed to drive their truck around for shopping or venturing around when off for their reset?
     
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  3. Tanker Hauler

    Tanker Hauler Light Load Member

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    I do, movies, groceries shopping and such.
     
  4. virgil tatro

    virgil tatro Medium Load Member

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  5. Richter

    Richter Road Train Member

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    most companies have trackers now...I imagine they will have problems if it moves to much
     
  6. Pmracing

    Pmracing Road Train Member

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    I asked dispatch if I could go to a walmart for supplies during an unload that I had to unhook from the trailer for. They approved it.

    Mikeeee
     
  7. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

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    Some carriers will charge you per mile and take it off your check...if you get one.
     
  8. lonewolf4ad

    lonewolf4ad Road Train Member

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    lmao Krooser, you're probably right. I would imagine though as long as it isn't "excessive" then it isn't an issue. On a rare occasion I have contacted the company to get "approval" before moving if it was a distance beyond what would normally be acceptable.
     
  9. Motownfire

    Motownfire Light Load Member

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    I do it all the time. I just ask the boss man and he always says yes, I don't even have to call him ;)
     
  10. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    I just completed the first week of CDL training. I asked the instructor about whether a driver could use the truck to perform necessary travel for personal supplies and business and still log the time as 'off duty'. He said that in order to do this, the driver would need written permission from the company. This protects the driver against a possible HOS violation.
     
  11. vinsanity

    vinsanity Road Train Member

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    Our company has a "no personal use" policy. We have elogs so if you drive you log it. My previous company was paper logs and we did it all the time.
     
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