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Detention again?!

Mid-America Freight Coalition 

A recent article in Transport Topics announces an FMCSA study of detention delays for truck operators.  The time spent by truck operators spend in detention is defined as.“ the extra time truck drivers wait at shipping and receiving facilities due to delays not associated with the loading and unloading of cargo,” said a Feb. 16 FMCSA notice seeking public comment.

These delays are more than frustrating. Previous research by the Inspector General found that a 15-minute increase in average dwell time — the total time spent by a truck at a facility — increases the average expected crash rate by 6.2%. The IG study also estimated that detention time is associated with reductions in annual earnings of $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion to for-hire commercial motor vehicle drivers in the truckload sector and reduces net income by $250.6 million to $302.9 million annually for motor carriers in that sector, OOIDA said.

Read below for more details on truck detention and associated operational issues at

https://www.ttnews.com/articles/fmcsa-study-detention

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