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Shippers, carriers must work together to solve detention crisis

August 31, 2023


High detention times have plagued the industry for years. The impact that wait times have on carriers and drivers – including lost time, money and safety – are well documented. Shippers, however, continue to have misconceptions about wait times and their overarching impacts on the industry as a whole.

“The first is the misconception that accessorial or detention pay makes a driver or carrier whole,” said Kevin Nadeau, founder and president of True Load Time. “Oftentimes, on the carrier side, detention pay doesn’t cover the lost revenue. You make a lot more money with the wheels turning than you do sitting.”

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