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Survey: Most Truckers Report Detention Times Of Over 3 Hours


The results of a recent survey found that well over half of truck drivers spend at least three hours waiting to be loaded or unloaded.

Survey Results Shine The Light On Long Detention Times For Many Truckers

The survey conducted by DAT Solutions examined 247 motor carriers and 50 freight brokers. Here are some of the highlights.

  • 63% of truck drivers wait more than 3 hours at a shipper’s dock.
  • 54% of truck drivers wait 3 to 4 hours at a shipper’s dock.
  • 9% of truck drivers wait more than 9 hours at a shippers dock.
  • 84% of carriers say detention is one of the top five biggest problems for their business.
  • Only 20% of shippers say that detention is a top five biggest problem for their business.
  • 70% of drivers say that they are treated as if they are “invisible” while waiting at a dock.

According to Don Thornton of DAT Solutions, “Driver detention is an urgent issue that must be addressed by our industry. It’s a matter of fairness. Many shippers and receivers are lax about their dock operations, but it’s the carriers and drivers who are forced to pay for that inefficiency.

You can click here to view the full results of the survey.





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