A little bit more on respect. One thing that has become common practice is to assume that the driver is just going to spend his day in a truck stop shooting the breeze. With this thought pattern, some shippers and/or receivers have no problem making a driver wait, at times for hours, before addressing the reason why the driver is there.
Have you heard the saying – if you got it, it came by truck? Well it’s true. Without the guys and gals behind the wheel, doing their best to get the product to and from one place to another, you would have nothing. So when they are put on a hold pattern, they are losing time that they have to somehow make up, while trying to keep their logs legal.
So please, respect the fact that their time is worth something too. You would not work for 6 hours for nothing, would you?