You know what, Stuart? I like you!
You're just a brainwashed robot.Probably a good time to suggest going back and looking at the purpose of these rules. It is to put pressure on the shipper far more than it is to put pressure on any carrier or driver.
Walmart puts an order in for 60,500 widgets to be delivered to various DC's on the 3rd of November, they don't want the shipper sending 57,285 widgets and not being able to get them to the DC's until the 4th of November.
Walmart is paying $xxx,xxx.xx to get the above product, in full, on a specific day, because they have already planned to have those products loaded into trailers by the next day and en route to stores. If the shipper can't hold up to their end of the deal, they need to be docked for it.
To take this further, the shipper knows the fines for failing to provide what they promise when they promise it, and have the ability to choose to do business with Walmart or not do business with Walmart.
For all the attacking of Walmart in this thread, what seems to be missing here is that this is a win for carriers. The shipper needs the product moved when it is ready, and they know they must get it out on time. This means they pay a good rate to the broker. They also put pressure on the broker with similar penalties for not getting the load moved on time, which means the brokers are going to be much quicker on paying a good rate to get a carrier to move the load.
Have you considered fixing small engines for a living?