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How would you fix the problem of excessive loading/unloading delays?

| August 20, 2013

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?

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

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 ...

More off/on-duty discussion

| August 01, 2013

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

Looking for flexibility in the hours revision’s on-duty definitions change

| July 23, 2013

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.

Hurry up and wait or pay $500

| May 19, 2013

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!

LETTER: Do unto drivers as you would have done unto you

| May 17, 2013

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.

Aggravation: Toothaches, heavy-duty toilet rolls, Costco…

| May 10, 2013

"The last time we were at Costco for a live unload, we missed our son's 14th and 15th birthdays."...

Schedule down the rabbit hole

| November 28, 2012

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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