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Driver Detention Accounts for Large Problem Among Carriers, FMCSA Seeks Comments

Driver Detention Accounts for Large Problem Among Carriers, FMCSA Seeks Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants your input!  Published in the Federal Register on June 10th, the agency is seeking comments regarding “data sources, methodologies and potential technologies that could provide insight into loading and unloading delays experienced by [commercial motor vehicle] drivers,” including the frequency and severity detention has on drivers. (1) 

15 Minutes of Detention Increases Crash Rate by 6.2%, According to Study

15 Minutes of Detention Increases Crash Rate by 6.2%, According to Study

Drivers have yet another reason to loathe detention time at docks.  According to a study recently released by the Department of Transportation, which analyzed over 104,000 crashes from 2013, just a 15 minute increase in detainment at a shipper/consignee’s dock, led to a 6.2% increase in crash risk. (1)  This equates to an additional 1 in 1,000 trucks having an accident and nearly 6,500 additional crashes a year. (1,2)