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Driver Detention: Issues in the Trucking Industry

Posted on 9/29/2016 by in Industry News

Not only are detention fees pricey on their own, the extra time drivers spend waiting around adds up to be a huge cost to them personally. In a survey conducted by DAT, 54% of the 257 carriers and owner-operators revealed they wait an average of 3 to 4 hours every time to get loaded or unloaded. What is causing these excessive detention times and how are they effecting drivers?

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7 Signs Your Truck's Engine Might Give Up on You

Posted on 9/27/2016 by in Equipment maintenance

Trucking is tough. Anyone who knows a trucker is well aware of the long hours and hard work involved in providing for your family. Your truck is your livelihood, and when it starts creeping towards the million-mile mark, it’s easy to get blindsided by an engine that gives up on you.

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