Linehaul Bids and the 10 Hour Break

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  1. ColoradoLinehaul

    ColoradoLinehaul Light Load Member

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    What's the legality of your company calling you to put your bid in for your linehaul run while you're on your 10 hour reset?

    Company says they will try three times then move on to the next driver.

    I did come across this. Wondering there is any other language, precedent or case law on this matter?

    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulatio...or-carrier-momentarily-interrupt-drivers-rest


    I'd like to hear from other drivers how you have handled this in the past.
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    They can call, you don't have to answer or change to on duty. Or they can just move on to the next person.
     
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  4. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    One company I was at would have us come in for safety meetings during our 10 hours off, but still expected us to continue driving that evening.
     
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  5. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    I did not answer the phone when I was on my 10 hour break ( except for family). Operations knows better - and if they don't advise Safety of the problem.
     
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    Judge Road Train Member

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  7. '88K100

    '88K100 Road Train Member

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    27 years same company and ive never attended a safety meeting. When “invited” I told them if anything valid comes out of HR’s cake hole you can email me the information. Never a response. I dont work bankers hours.
     
  8. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    Legally waiting for a dispatch can be logged off duty. Talking to them on the phone doesn’t change that law either. I agree with you I wouldn’t like being woken up to bid, but I would rather do it one time a year or so than a junior driver taking a bid I had the seniority to get. Most reasonable companies put a bid sheet up so they don’t have to wake up all of their sleeping drivers to run the bids.
     
  9. FLHT

    FLHT Heavy Load Member

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    We used to do our semi annual bids by calling.
    Found a better and faster way to doit.
    Post a sheet up giving each driver a time to call for his spot.Gave them 15 min to make the call, if they missed the window move on to the next one on the list.
    If calling in late they can take whats left.
    Leave a signed paper with caller as to what you want with a few options.
    No matter what you do their is always someone who will try to put a wrench in the works.
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’m not exactly sure what the question is. Is this a case of somebody on the extra board who runs at night getting call as whether they’re working that night or not during the day?

    That shouldn’t be happening if it is.
     
  11. jmz

    jmz Road Train Member

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    Do they at least tell you what day they’ll be calling?

    We bid the same way at my place right now, except they pause the bid when they can’t get ahold of someone. The bid progress is posted every afternoon so drivers can see who’s been called and what runs are taken.
     
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