My start time is 845am daily, and the TP60 usually pulls into my satellite center between 850 and 9am. Got a call this morning at 915 from the driver who pulls the trailer to me and says he has not left the building yet. He had a dead battery on his package car and was waiting for automotive to get it started. Automotive would not jump start the package car off of the one next to it. Because of the tight fit on the line up, mechanic had to wait until the later starting drivers left the building so he could tow the package car to the shop. Once in the shop they installed a new battery. I guess there was some HEATED discussion between the mechanic and my on car about how long he was taking to get the car on the road. Automotive supervisor stated it was a new corporate policy that batteries CANNOT be jumped anymore and new batteries must be installed. Can only assume that someone had a battery blow up in their face? Needless to say, I got my TP60 90 minutes late today. Had 6 late air and a long day! Any of you brown mechanics out there heard of this new policy?