Tell me a story of......

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  1. KeepUp

    KeepUp Bobtail Member

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    a time when held for detention and the broker came through on their promise......
    please tell me a story that the broker paid detention for a considerable amount of $1200 and up......

    we are currently in a situation where the customer rejected entire PO of poultry (10,996 lbs 1039 cases) and broker told us (the Business Truck Owner) to find a place to donate the load. Held this load for 36 hours before finding a donation center that could handle that quantity. We are in a pandemic, riots and a feared consumer on all levels. Broker promised hourly pay + mileage as we had to take it 287 miles to unload it. Broker says they have to wait for customer approval and it can take time........ uh? what time? whose time? my time done. Please pay, right? It has been 4 days.....

    In this day and time we only hear so much negativity and tend to thrive on only speaking about the bad ending to detention...... rarely do we hear or read about the successful ending to detention pay.....

    Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for sharing your story if you do..... I know we could all hear some good stories especially today in our industry.....

    Keep the tires down....
     
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  3. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Heavy Load Member

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    I’ve gotten up to $650 for detention but never anywhere near $1200. I’ve had several great endings of what started out as horrible stories and some of those were with brokers. I’ve had some brokers really be great and take good care of me. You can’t always get what you want. Sometimes you just have to take the loss and move on. Another reason to not touch reefer.
     
  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Usually when it gets to $250 they consider it layover pay. Never heard of that much. If you can wait, hold the BOL'S and don't turn them in until you get your detention. Because one they pay you for the load, they close it out and it's hard to get detention out of them. They always seem to forget you
     
  5. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    After all i went thru as a company hand, i would never even consider pulling any kind of food products with a reefer as an o/o. I even avoided grocery house loads like the plague during my short stint at LS.
     
  6. Bill51

    Bill51 Heavy Load Member

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    How strange that I just watched this video last night.
    (First ten minutes is the drive-in, and then finding out address on paperwork is wrong. Skip to ten minute mark for the story to start.)
     
  7. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Heavy Load Member

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    I’m taking the loss and I’m moving on ... just got a message over the Qualcomm that stated my request for detention $ has been denied because I did not write my in and out times on the bills. I forgot to do that because I was probably daydreaming about a pretty girl or about a pizza or about a steak or about the beach or hitting the golf coarse .... you can’t win them all sometimes you just take the L and move to your next opportunity. My company always pays me detention $ when I write it down on the bills so in the future drivers stop daydreaming about pretty girls and pay attention !!!! Ok back to video games now.
     
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