Is this considered personal conveyance when parking at home?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Flyingdriver, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Flyingdriver

    Flyingdriver Bobtail Member

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    I should probably know this but anyway.

    Tomorrow I pick up my assigned truck from my new employer. He's allowing me to park the truck within 30 miles of my home because it's on a Highway they regularly run. Headquarters, where I'll pick up the truck, is 120 miles away. So I'll finish up the paperwork for my employment & log onto our ELD for the first time. This is my second job in my career & so far I've only ran paper logs so the ELD will be a new experience.
    The refer will be empty.

    He's allowing me to park the truck near my home for my convenience.

    Is trip from headquarters to my predetermined parking location PC?
     
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  3. Finfn1372

    Finfn1372 Road Train Member

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    Yes,as long as you're not advancing towards a load.
     
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  4. Flyingdriver

    Flyingdriver Bobtail Member

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    Thursday morning I'll roll somewhere & pick up my first load but not tomorrow.
     
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  5. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    You should be asking your company what their policies are, not what internet strangers think.
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Fmcsa says it's legal. The stickler is company policy. Make sure what it is before moving the truck in pc mode.
     
  7. Flyingdriver

    Flyingdriver Bobtail Member

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    Oh believe me I will. I was just asking for educational purposes. Isn't that the purpose of a forum?
     
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  8. Justin Sane

    Justin Sane Light Load Member

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    When I PCd a job ago, it was NO trailer; bobtail only
     
  9. tlalokay

    tlalokay Medium Load Member

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    The restriction on PC about advancing to a load are caput. As long as you are empty and not driving for the company, then you don't have to start and end anywhere in particular.
     
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  10. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    The reg's are 1 thing.... company policy it another...

    Check with the company
     
  11. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    You should be able to do it via PC. Under my company’s policy we can use PC to go home from the terminal with truck but then we have to PC back to terminal to get dispatched (this would be bobtail). If we want to get dispatched from home, we have to use driveline to get there (we could take a trailer with us).

    Often times, a company policy could be stricter than law. I would check with your own company for any questions about usage because at mine, PC misuse is the quickest way to get fired.
     
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