Truck driver Chris Barbeau's invention that would provide a fairly simple solution to the wake-up call at shipper/receivers' docks is shooting for a $30,000 funding goal via a Kickstarter.com campaign.
Following the Obama administration's nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in detention at all.
Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part ...
"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."
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.
Preparing for an Overdrive feature on the subject of detention time and pay, this poll probes the extent to which detention is compensated industrywide.
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 ...
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