Linehaul Bids and the 10 Hour Break

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  1. ColoradoLinehaul

    ColoradoLinehaul Light Load Member

    Jul 11, 2021
    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?

    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

    Jan 17, 2011
    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

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    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

    Feb 2, 2015
    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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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
  7. '88K100

    '88K100 Road Train Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    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

    Aug 19, 2012
    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

    Aug 2, 2014
    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

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    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

    Mar 9, 2018
    Great Plains
    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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