Trucking News: The Trouble With Trucking

Mike

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Oh like how Wakefern lies about what time they finished...and says they gave you a door when you checked in but actually didn't call you for another hour or two.

There's no one size fits all solution, unfortunately, because not everyone is honest. Literally nobody trusts anybody.

Do you accept the bills with inaccurate times? That would change if that hourly pay was verified by the time on the bills.

As a Motor Carrier, where all responsibility is on me, I have had the signing of the bills become a major issue a couple of times in less than a year. Many brokers require times for detention, and many shippers/receivers want to refuse to allow this on the paperwork. I tend to get an attitude when my money is on the line, LOL.
 

Electric Chicken

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Do you accept the bills with inaccurate times? That would change if that hourly pay was verified by the time on the bills.

As a Motor Carrier, where all responsibility is on me, I have had the signing of the bills become a major issue a couple of times in less than a year. Many brokers require times for detention, and many shippers/receivers want to refuse to allow this on the paperwork. I tend to get an attitude when my money is on the line, LOL.
It doesn't apply anymore, but I'd cross out what they wrote and write in the real time.

That was US Xpress.


Here at Pumpkin Canner Express, they just ask us what time we arrived and left. They tend to believe me because I'll write down the exact time, even if it's something like 03:07. I don't round up or down. They don't even care what the bills say, if anything. We tell our DBL and they plug it in. As you know, we have to punch in our arrival and departure workflows anyway so they can check up on us.
 

Fageol

Old acid hauler but not too caustic
A guy I drove with here in Anchorage moved to S.C. for his son's education. He's now on his third job as he just quit Fed Ex (I cant' recall if it was Freight, Ground, or Express) but on his way out Fed Ex asked if he would consider working part time -- that amused him. On his first job he had new Pete-glider with a 6NZ, and then a new Star-glider with a C-16. So it wasn't equipment and power that was the concern but delays at shippers and receivers. He just quit Fed Ex because of unpaid time around its yards. Here's hoping job #3 (in about 6 months) will either pay him for delays or keep him away from delays. Since he has haul road experience, he's always welcome at most of lash-ups in Alaska. But his son (his wife split) is in SC so that's where he needs to be. In no case was the pay rate the concern. Unpaid delays were his concern. Unlike the contention (if I see it right) about pay in The Big Rig, paid time seems to be the biggest hang-up or is it just the biggest hang up for experienced drivers. Am I right?
 

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