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Driver Detention Remains a Balancing Act, Study Finds

Time is money in the trucking business. Yet, with carriers, shippers and brokers agreeing that detention is a problem, solving the issue is a delicate balancing act – with no side willing to take full blame.

Increased Detention Times Blamed Mainly on Shippers/Receivers

Delays experienced by truck drivers at customer facilities have increased in both frequency and time over the past four years-- and fleets increasingly feel that shippers and receivers don't care enough about the problem to fix it, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Will Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Proposal Erase Detention Progress?

In general, the proposed changes to the hours of service rules announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Aug. 14 appear to be common-sense changes that were sought by many in the industry. But one thing troubled Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge -- and some drivers as well.

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