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A simple step towards reducing driver detention costs

Driver detention is such a hot topic for everyone in freight and logistics, and rightly so.

It has an impact on the carrier, the driver and the customer. And it appears to be gradually getting worse, with delay lengths of over 2 hours increasing by 2.8% every year and by 6.9% on delays of over 6 hours. Alarmingly, this detention is costing the trucking industry over $1 billion a year in foregone profits.

So, what can be done about it?

It’s easy to say that if shippers and receivers planned and organized better, communicating more with the carriers and drivers, then life would be easier. This sounds great. But what are the practical actions that can be taken to start making this issue better?

We’ve identified automating certain parts of the drivers journey at the loading/unloading facility can not only speed up throughput, but also improve labor efficiency.

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