With the bad weather moving into the NE, its a good reminder that these phone lines are illegal. If the company want you to be on an oncall basis, they need to compensate you for your time. Just like the pilots, just lie the mechanics and just like the IT techs. If your start time is 0600, start at 0600 and don't let them push you into a break while you wait for the freight. Your break is supposed to be in the middle of your shift.