Posted on 02 Aug, 2016
Categories: Trucking Business
A while back we asked Getloaded members how bad detention times have gotten for their businesses. No surprise: It's bad. Our sister company, DAT TruckersEdge, just did a much more thorough survey about detention times. They found that 63% of truckers spend an average of more than 3 hours every time they're waiting to get loaded or unloaded.
That's a problem.
257 carriers and 50 brokers responded to the DAT TruckersEdge survey
In fact, of the 257 carriers that participated in the survey, the vast majority of them said that detention is one of the top 5 problems facing their companies. DAT also surveyed 50 brokers and found that carriers are twice as likely to receive detention fees when brokers are able to collect from the shipper.
You can read more about the survey results on the TruckersEdge blog, which also includes weekly updates on where rates are going up, where they're going down, and other news and info to help you make more money. You can also sign up for their monthly newsletter for owner-operators.