What terminal do you run out of? Because that is absolutely not true about having to ask permission every day. You don't have to ask permission at all. And, they don't even check it every day. They check it every 2 weeks and if you're over the 45%, you simply let your DM know the day before they download the info and it's taken care of if it's legit. If you're idling when it's 60 degrees outside, then yes, you'll be talked to about it. They know where you run and they generally know the weather in those areas.
Like Smokey said, use common sense about it and you won't have a problem. I too have never had an issue or anyone ask me about it, much less charge me for it.
As far as Atlanta, not sure what the issue could be with that. I was there Thursday, delivered (D&H at Americold), went to Cartersville, grabbed my load and was home by Friday afternoon.