ELDs Bring Detention Problem To The Forefront

(Last Updated On: January 21, 2018)


From Todd Dills, Overdrive:

The uncertainty around detention timing in live-load/-unload situations is perhaps the biggest potential problem for drivers and carriers using ELDs.

It’s also one in which ELDs may be the best tool for combatting the issue, to the benefit of drivers and fleets.

Some observers believe that for shippers and receivers to avoid sabotaging drivers’ schedules, those customers will need to be involved in ELD implementation – in a sense, trained by carriers and drivers for the new reality.

“The customer has to change their expectation,” says Heartland Express driver Bob Stanton, who advises drivers and carriers alike to get as hard-nosed as possible with them.

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