Carriers, shippers and brokers agree that driver detention is a major problem in the supply chain, but solving the issue requires a “delicate balancing act with no side willing to take full blame,” states a report examining the detention issue, released by the Transportation Intermediaries Association in the U.S.
As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking, TIA interviewed shippers, brokers and carriers for the case study and found that all sides viewed detention as an opportunity to execute new policies that might remove the friction point.
Some fleets are more susceptible to detention problems than others. Those with a length of haul greater than 500 miles will likely only encounter detention once, at the very end of a trip, while regional haulers could encounter it several times a day. Refrigerated loads were also found to have more negative detention experiences.