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Crowdfunding the DUDAD for a wake-up call at the docks

| September 20, 2014

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.

The scrum over mandatory detention pay

| May 30, 2014

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.

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

| October 24, 2013

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 ...

‘Trucker appreciation life’

| September 15, 2013

"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."

Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

| September 06, 2013

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.

POLL: Do you collect detention pay?

| September 05, 2013

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

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 ...

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