docks

Updating the info on Dock411

Enhancements to the Dock411 app for crowd-sourcing/vetting shipper and receiver dock and other info are coming at MATS 2018.

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Blockchain: Better tools to fight detention abuse, with added utility for driver, carrier credentials

Using geofencing and other location data, a blockchain system might document detention time with a high degree of accuracy. If the system is part of a “smart contract,” a driver would receive detention pay quickly. Drivers/carriers, meanwhile, might use private keys to take control of their business data.

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ELDs put spotlight on the detention quagmire

The uncertainty around detention timing in live-load/-unload situations is perhaps the biggest potential problem for drivers and carriers using ELDs. It’s also one in which ELDs may be the best tool for combatting the issue, to the benefit of drivers and fleets.

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Dealing with hours violations beyond your control in ELDs

Recording hours with ELDs: State and federal law enforcement officials urge drivers to practice blunt honesty in special cases, using annotations on duty statuses and status changes to explain the situation in detail. In many cases, officer leniency could prevail.

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California steamin’ — just say no to being nuts

Wendy on one driver's trailer-retrofit / delivery nightmare: "I'm no fan of California's prohibitively restrictive laws, but I'm also not a fan of insanity. Just say no to being nuts. Please."

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‘Takes a village’ on detention

Driver hits the nail on the head at supply chain management conference, speaking in "driver shortage" context: "If we can figure out how to keep that driver moving, the numbers aren’t that big of a deal."...

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Audio mailbag: More voices in favor of swift action on the problem of uncompensated detention

Calls continue to come in from drivers around the nation in response to the Detention détente series of reports -- in this podcast, drivers weigh in on the regulatory apparatus' potential role.

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Thinker-tinkering: Inventors among the trucker set

It's people like Chris Barbeau, Robert Jordan and others that lend credence to notion of the creativity-inspiring quality of the open road. Keep thinking, keep building, operators.

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How would you fix the problem of excessive loading/unloading delays?

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?

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Getting loaded with the laypeople

"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."

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