4, 2004, the first day of new hours-of-service rules, Navajo Shippers Inc.,
Commerce City, CO, charged customers a $100-an-hour penalty for trucks waiting
at the loading dock for more than one hour, The
Denver Business Journal reported.
The company assessed penalties
of $66,000, according to Vice President Don Digby Jr. Navajo, which claims to
be the largest refrigerated trucking company in the states, operates in the
lower 48 states, but mainly in Colorado and along the West Coast.
"We're going to bill
for everything that we do,” Digby said. “Every time our drivers and trucks
are sitting there,
someone's going to
didn’t discuss the shippers’ reaction to the fines.