detention

More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

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‘Trucker appreciation life’

"There are a lot of people out here doing it right.... For the ones who are striving to do it like you should, thank you."

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Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

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POLL: Do you collect detention pay?

Preparing for an Overdrive feature on the subject of detention time and pay, this poll probes the extent to which detention is compensated industrywide.

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More off/on-duty discussion

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

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Hours recap: New regs bringing old practice to the fore?; OK tornado intel

More and more under new hours rules, drivers and owner-operators are expecting a turn away from the restart and back to the recap. You? Also: A brief update on OK tornado relief expectations.

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Hurry up and wait or pay $500

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!

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

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.

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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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Driver on detention pay: ‘If all else fails, pray’

Following August 2012 reporting on uncompensated detention pay, Overdrive readers weighed in on practical problems with collecting detention from shippers and receivers.

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