Invited Student Paper – Hours of Service, Safety, and Supply Chain Management

The strong economy has created the demand for flexible trucking capacity. Supply chain networks are dependent upon trucking to transport raw materials to production facilities and finished products to market. However, along with the growth, truck driver detention has increased. Truck driver detention increased from 2014 to 2018. Detention has a negative effect on operator hours of service, safety, and supply chain efficiency. Detention results in late deliveries and disruptions for supply chain networks with varying effects. Carriers lose profits because the trucks are not available to make subsequent deliveries and pickups and the effect cascades down the supply chain. Safety risks become higher because drivers may attempt to violate hours of service rules to make up for productivity and compensation losses.  There are different causes for detention and surveys and studies have been conducted to quantify, analyze, and resolve detention. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does not view detention as being worth the time and cost to study. This paper’s focus will be on how detention affects hours of service, safety, and the potential effects it has on supply chain management.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-03103
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:06AM