What time is it? Test your knowledge of dray industry lingo and terms.
Question 1: What is Detention Time?
Question 2: What is Free Time? (hint: it’s not cable binge-watching time.)
Question 3: What is Transit Time?
Time is a valuable and scarce commodity. In the intermodal business, time really is money. Here’s how…
Answer 1: Detention Time
Also known as Waiting Time, is assessed by a trucker or other modal carrier when their equipment and/or driver are required by a shipper, consignee or circumstances beyond their reasonable control to wait at a pick up or delivery. Often there is a charge for this time passed along to the customer after some free time.
Answer 2: Free Time
The period allowed by the owner to accept delivery of freight before container storage or truck detention charges begin to accrue.
Answer 3: Transit Time
The period for freight to move between two points — i.e., from shipper to consignee.
Now that you know which time you are on, make the most of it!
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