receivers

Detention détente: Tables turn in carriers’, drivers’ favor in pay/rate negotiations

The tables finally are turning, as examined in this multipart feature. Fleets and owner-operators, for years in a losing battle with brokers and shippers over compensation for wasted dock time, are exercising improved leverage in negotiations.

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POLL: Best method of calculating fair detention-pay rates?

How do you determine what to ask for detention rates per hour? Assuming allowing for reasonable load/unload times to be "free," which of the options here best describes how you do, or would, make the calculation?

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Shout to a shipper

Holly Knoll Services owner-operator Dave Palmer gives credit where it's due -- to B&T Sand of Columbia, S.C., for efficient load/unload practices.

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J.B. Hunt to shippers and receivers: Don’t waste drivers’ time

J.B. Hunt recently released a report on what shippers and receivers can do to increase driver uptime and, ultimately, income.

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Hours of service wish list: ‘We are people, not machines’

Results: Readers sound off in podcast, survey toward a more perfect hours rule.

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How much is your time worth?

"I can't rightfully condone Burger King bag enemas, but I can tell you to ask for detention pay.... Your time is valuable, too."

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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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

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.

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You can’t get there from here

"South Street: 'The street my cousin lives across from. You know, the girl who married a big red-headed guy.' Giving directions to people is really difficult, but here's the thing: I know this about myself and so don't attempt to give directions."

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CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, the CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is marked.

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