Personal Stops

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Inprogress80, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. coastie

    coastie Road Train Member

    If my memory serves me right, during orientation for one of the companies that I worked for, they even mention about enjoy your self, but here the rules. Out of route was a no no unless DM said OK to.

    Also if your under a Hazmat thre will be rules you will have to follow also. If your in a location and your at a truck stop, as the Fuel desk on policy of droping the trailer and bobtail. Last company I did not want to come home to an empty home so I stayed out long periods. I had rented a PO box near the HQ and I would bobtail every time I was in town. Or if I did not have time to Bobtail, I'll go by there with the trailer and pull in and get my mail and leave. Read the mail later.
     
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  3. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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    When I was an owner-operator and single, I went to dirt track racing everywhere. I have watched racing at 35 bull rings, mostly in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. As a company for a beer distributor, I took the rig to the American Truck Historical Society antique show at Dana Proving Grounds on my way to Columbus, Ohio.
     
  4. joendeniese

    joendeniese Medium Load Member

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    Me to. Particularly Sidney, NE. They all but knew me by my first name.... I've been to most of them.:smt061
     
  5. CrewseMissle

    CrewseMissle Bobtail Member

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    Hey, I live in Maine, don't bother stopping. There is nothing but trees bugs and democrats... lol.. :happy8:
     
  6. LogsRus

    LogsRus Log it Legal

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    From what I know is that if you are on route and you don't go 10 miles out of your way (without your dispatchers approval) you are usually ok to do what you want to do! They don't want you at the knife show and losing track of time and not making delivery on time. That is what they are conserned with. Fuel, Delivery on time and out of route miles! Log legal and there should not be a problem. Now you cant say hey there is a knife show and I need to be there and I am not taking a load until it is over! That would qualify for termination. If all works out good you can see the world for free and make money, that is why truck drivers become truck drivers (besides the freedom part). You should be fine, but DO ask your company policy. Heck some may not even care if you go 100 miles out of the way, but do ask what your company wants/likes. :toothy4: There is a bright side to it all!
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not all companies do the forced routing thing. As long as deliveries are made when they are supposed to, that's what matters, aside from H.O.S. concerns that is.
     
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