Truckers can do everything right and still end up detained under current working industry standards. When shipments are not properly prepped - even if the driver is there on time - the expensive phenomenon of "trucking detention" occurs.
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)