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TRUCKING Driver Detention-what Are Your Thoughts/experiences?

Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by roadscholar88, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. roadscholar88

    roadscholar88 Member

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    The FMCSA is currently seeking comments on driver detention. What are your thoughts/experiences? What should be done? How much time do you spend at docks on average? Does detention happen more often then not? Do you get compensated?
     
  2. toilet paper

    toilet paper Well-Known Member

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    Go LTL we get paid for everything. Your time is valuable if you aren't moving you should be getting paid at least $20 an hour.
     
  3. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I assume you meant driver retention not driver detention.
     
  4. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    I took it as....waiting to be either loaded or unloaded.
    And being paid for it.
     
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  5. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I was thinking detained while waiting to be unloaded instead of detention. My mind was on a different wave length.
     
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  6. 00mustang

    00mustang NO LTL OR CAR HAUL 4 ME I'M RETIRED

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    Oh come on you all know about detention it was my best class in school, never had to study for it.
     
  7. Ted Decker trk

    Ted Decker trk When things are FUBAR, FIDO!

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    One reason I came back to LTL. I really do love running the road, but I would never go back unless it was a niche where I would not have to deal with large shippers and receivers . I get paid for every minute I work now. No more giving my time away.
     
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  8. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY holds world record for lost mirrors

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    Yeah. Most truckload carriers pay you detention. After you give them the first 2-3 hours for free....
     
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  9. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go So we got that going for us, Wich is nice

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    Get flat rates for each p/u and drops and alot more $ then what is paid now
     
  10. Jaloc

    Jaloc Well-Known Member

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    Unionize get paid for everything I don't understand why people continue to work for free should be paid all time you are at work including sleeping in truck.
     
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