detention time

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

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

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Schedule down the rabbit hole

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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Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

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Carriers grappling with solutions for uncompensated detention

Despite indications more carriers are offering or improving trucker detention pay, there seems to be no clear consensus for change.

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The forces at work on detention pay

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

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Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made documentation to prove detention time to the shipper, beyond just drivers' word.

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A pleasant difference between our former and present carriers

Our former carrier told us where to go and when. Our present carrier allows us to call ahead to confirm pick up and delivery details. It's better this way.

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Elephants in the room: MCSAC snapshot

There were two of them in the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting room at the Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va., yesterday. At a certain point in the committee's discussion yesterday, Feb. 7, about the issue of electronic logs and harassment, as the discussion ranged seemingly away from the task at hand -- discussion to provide a report to FMCSA on how electronic log device standards might be written into future regulations to help ensure ...

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FMCSA advisory group sets June agenda

The public may attend the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., June 20-22 or submit written comment by June 15.

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ATA board votes against detention time regs

The American Trucking Associations Board of Directors called on policymakers to respect contracts between carriers and shippers.

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