Detention doesn’t only exist in high school or middle school as a punishment; it also exists in the trucking industry and is seen also seen in a NEGATIVE light. However, in school, detention is a direct result of one getting in trouble and facing the consequences. Detention in the trucking industry is the opposite; detention is derived from shipping or receiving facilities and causes consequences for everyone in the supply chain— other shippers, customers, truck drivers, and trucking companies.
Vendor chargebacks can be costly, with shippers and carriers being hit hard with financial deductions on their invoice for a number of violations. Common chargebacks include late/early shipment arrivals, paperwork errors, invalid advance ship notices (ASNs), utilizing the wrong carrier, incorrect packaging/labeling, shortages, damage…the list goes on. Examples of penalties from one such vendor include 10% off the total shipment invoice for late arrival, $195 for each incorrect bill of lading, $10 per carton for an invalid ASN, and $5 for each incorrect label.1