From changes in how drivers are paid to new government regulation of shippers and receivers, the choices are many -- and none particularly easy to implement. Which do you think would do the job best?
Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law ...
Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.
Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.
A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!
A sort of mild-nightmare scenario at a receiver for Prime driver Bob Sauter leads to larger thoughts on the terrible treatment many drivers see from shipping/receiving facility personnel.
"The last time we were at Costco for a live unload, we missed our son's 14th and 15th birthdays."...
Wendy Parker on detention: "What kind of idiot arrives at a warehouse and expects people to unload their truck? (This is thinly veiled sarcasm. OK, completely unveiled sarcasm.)"
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