Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Driver Detention Has Increased in Recent Years, ATRI Finds

Driver detention time has increased. A driver unloads a trailer. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Driver detention at customer facilities has increased in recent years, according to new data from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2019
Government, Business

Truckers, Cargo Owners Ask FMC to Set Guidelines on Detention, Demurrage

Panel Cherin (left), Johring, Leef, Crowe, Pisano, and Booth. Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Cargo owners and trucking companies urged the Federal Maritime Commission to issue guidelines on charging detention and demurrage fees during events such as weather emergencies, labor slowdowns or supply chain meltdowns.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018

Online Database Could Ease Driver Detention, Experts Say

TT File Photo

The chronic problem of driver detention at shippers’ docks may be solved by allowing customers to grade a company’s business performance and publish it in an electronic database.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016

Panel Urges FMCSA to Take Strong Action Against Shippers That ‘Unduly Detain’ Drivers

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee has recommended the agency seek authority from Congress to impose penalties against shippers, receivers and brokers who “unduly detain” commercial vehicle drivers.

April 25, 2011