detention time

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

| November 27, 2012

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.

Carriers grappling with solutions for uncompensated detention

| October 19, 2012

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

The forces at work on detention pay

| August 06, 2012

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 ...

Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

| May 04, 2012

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 ...

A pleasant difference between our former and present carriers

Phil Madsen | April 17, 2012

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.

Elephants in the room: MCSAC snapshot

| February 08, 2012

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 ...

FMCSA advisory group sets June agenda

Jill Dunn | June 09, 2011

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

ATA board votes against detention time regs

| May 19, 2011

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

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