FMCSA looking into detention

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Dino soar, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    Well I'm sure they will make some more laws, that shippers, and consignees will not follow.
    As usual only truckers need to follow regulations made.
    But not the producers of the goods shipped.
  2. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    Start paying us the second we arrive till we leave, and how about just like lumper fees we get paid before we leave the property or the pay clock keeps running.

    They’d stop using us as mobile storage, they would off load the trailer and then break it down.

    “I’m sorry UNFI you don’t have the correct code. The clock keeps running until I get paid so you’d better get a new comcheck for the additional amount.”

    How about adding that if they overload or misload a trailer and it’s not DOT legal for the delivery state they pay a rework fee to us plus a time and money compensation.

    And while I’m dreaming DOT should fine states that have really ####ty roads for not keeping up on them while we still pay astronomical use/fuel taxes. And yes this includes my great state of California.

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  3. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Northridge, CA
    fmcsa will never be on drivers side. don't give them any data. they will use it against you.
  4. Fairweather

    Fairweather Light Load Member

    May 8, 2018
    I guess that their looking into it is better than not looking into it but I'm not holding my breath.

    As soon as the DRIVE-Safe Act goes through, letting 18 year olds operate interstate CMV's, the problem will be solved, at least as far as those in power are concerned.

    Nobody cares about detention in terms of how it affects us. They only care about it in terms of how it affects them.

    If being detained costs you a hot meal, or a shower, a day off, or a next load... no problem.

    BUT! If excessive detention reduces the supply of ready trucks, then shippers can't get their products out. That's a problem.

    Read the OP's linked article. It doesn't even mention lost time and only includes lost wages on the last three lines of the whole article.

    And that's an article in Landline!

    What do you think Newsweek would have printed?
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  5. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    The FMCSA just gave the green light on 18 year old drivers out here to help "solve the driver shortage problem"... You know the one that doesn't exist...

    I would have no faith on them doing anything positive for the drivers out here with regards to detention at shippers...
  6. PPDCT

    PPDCT Heavy Load Member

    Jun 15, 2017
    St. Paul, MN
    As ever, I suspect this'll be much ado about nothing.
  7. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017

    Well of course they are looking at this from the safety aspect and trying to tie delays at the shipper or receiver to rates of accidents.

    When they talk about the Lost revenue for trucks and the loss of loads etcetera that's just extra information that came along with what they're looking at. I think they really could care less.

    My first initial impression when I looked at the article was that they were going to try to figure a way for you to not be able to log off duty at the shipper or receiver because that delay time is what they are tying into the accident rates.

    It's a shame that no one can do anything about detention time. Freight would move more quickly, carriers would make more money, shippers and receivers would even do better because the rates would be steadier because the supply chain would run more smoothly.

    Then they need to do something about double and triple brokering...
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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    This is a shining example of how a government agency lurches to and from a problem that cannot be solved. Re: Shipper and receiver abuses of drivers and so forth. There is no point in addressing them all here. Not enough word count. Although could make several posts but think the wails of anguish must rise from the long suffering trucker.

    That's not for you and me in the end. Shippers and Recievers continue to do whatever the hell they feel like doing, you don't matter.

    I tried to minimize that as much as possible by hauling really good freight that cannot be abused in this manner.
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  9. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    FMCSA are trying to make us safer in every way possible. :D
    18 year olds, and then mix in autonomous trucks, both on Interstate routes. I wonder how insurance companies will stay in business?
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