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Detention in the Trucking Industry

Detention in the Trucking Industry

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.

Shippers/Carriers Hit Hard by Chargebacks

 Shippers/Carriers Hit Hard by Chargebacks

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