Posted on 14 Sep, 2016
Categories: Trucking Life
This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, so we're sharing different ways that carriers, brokers, and shippers can show appreciation and respect to drivers year-round.
If you're a broker and a carrier calls you about a load for a shipper that you know has a bad reputation when it comes to detention, let the driver know. And let them know up front if they'll be able to collect a fee if they are detained.
Will the load be available in the morning? Is there anywhere to park the truck if the driver arrives at the destination early? Will there be lumpers, and who’s paying the fee? Are the pallets shrinkwrapped? Letting the driver know everything there is to know about the load shows that you appreciate what goes into doing the job well.