Just how bad is detention time?

January 4, 2021


Land Line Now, Jan. 4, 2021.

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How many truckers do you know who have spent significant detention time waiting to load and unload? The OOIDA Foundation is trying to find out.

Trucks at a loading dock, possible unpaid detention time

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA is proposing new guidelines for yard moves; NHTSA slaps Daimler Trucks with a hefty fine; and the Frivolous Lawsuit of the Day Award goes to …

II. Detention time: Finding out what’s really going on

How many truckers do you know who have spent significant time waiting to load and unload at the docks? The OOIDA Foundation is trying to find out. Also, a new online class on getting your own authority is in the works.

III. Land Line Magazine preview

“Just the facts, ma’am” wasn’t just Joe Friday’s catchphrase. It’s also how the staff at Land Line Media approaches their jobs. We’ll discuss reporting the news during a time when misinformation is everywhere and how a new administration will affect trucking issues.

IV. How will Georgia runoff vote affect trucking?

And Tuesday is the Senate runoff election in Georgia. We’ll discuss the race, and how the outcome could affect truckers, with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

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