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The Secret to Combatting the Hidden Costs of Detention Time

Mar 04, 2019 at 10:28 AM CST
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Lengthy loading dock wait times have plagued the trucking industry for years, with serious consequences for drivers and shippers alike. Detention time—typically defined as greater than a two-hour wait—affects driver efficiency, shipping capacity and safety, with a negative financial impact for all stakeholders. And the problem is widespread. According to a survey by data analyst DAT Solutions, nearly 63 percent of drivers spend more than three hours at the shipper’s dock each time they are loading or unloading.