I pull campers out of Indiana. I live in Arkansas. I typically make runs to Texas because it gets me home often and fuel is cheaper down here. I drive a regular old Chevy pickup truck. When I leave home headed back to Indiana I'm not under dispatch. I typically don't get my next load dispatched until I get back to Goshen. I've always logged that time but the way this reads it doesn't sound like I have to. Now mind you I don't drive up there pick up a load and then hit the road somewhere. I'll usually drive up on a Sunday and grab a hotel and then get up Monday morning and go get a load. The way this reads it sounds like to me I wouldn't have to log it as on duty and have it count against my 70 hours. Am I wrong?
You KNOW you are going to be getting a load. And that your trip is for that purpose.