Dwell And Detention Times Begin To Decrease Post-virus

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DaveW's Comment
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As every driver knows who enters a shipper/receiver's facility with anything but a drop-and-hook load a certain dwell time is to be expected. The bane of drivers, however, is when that dwell time turns into detention time. During the past few months of the virus crisis drivers said they were experiencing longer-than-normal detention times – sometimes 24 hours or more. But, now that the crisis has largely passed on in most locations, and panic buying has subsided, those detention times have begun to decrease.

Dwell and detention times begin to decrease post-virus

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Drop-and-hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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If they tell me its going to be awhile I simply leave. We don't wait.

-signed, local driver

Rob T.'s Comment
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If they tell me its going to be awhile I simply leave. We don't wait.

-signed, local driver

I ended up sitting at 2 pickups on monday, and waited 3 hours on my load to be ready at our warehouse. Turned my 1 store, 2 backhaul 260 mile day into a 17 hour day. Funny thing is the pickup I waited at for 4 hours was only 12 miles away from our yard but "we really need that to get back today"

James F.'s Comment
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I would have zero issues with detention if all time was paid at my home states minimum wage, period, there should be zero free time sitting at a dock,

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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If they tell me its going to be awhile I simply leave. We don't wait.

-signed, local driver

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I ended up sitting at 2 pickups on monday, and waited 3 hours on my load to be ready at our warehouse. Turned my 1 store, 2 backhaul 260 mile day into a 17 hour day. Funny thing is the pickup I waited at for 4 hours was only 12 miles away from our yard but "we really need that to get back today"

If they tell me it's going to be awhile, I simply call the company and tell them what I was told because I don't mind sitting and doing nothing for $40/hr (OT).

- Signed local driver

Daniel B.'s Comment
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If they tell me its going to be awhile I simply leave. We don't wait.

-signed, local driver

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I ended up sitting at 2 pickups on monday, and waited 3 hours on my load to be ready at our warehouse. Turned my 1 store, 2 backhaul 260 mile day into a 17 hour day. Funny thing is the pickup I waited at for 4 hours was only 12 miles away from our yard but "we really need that to get back today"

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If they tell me it's going to be awhile, I simply call the company and tell them what I was told because I don't mind sitting and doing nothing for $40/hr (OT).

- Signed local driver

But if I wait I'll be late for all my other deliveries. Better to not make 1 than to not make 6. smile.gif

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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That's why I call them and let them decide rofl-2.gif

Sysco backhauls are usually last-stop anyways

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