Boycott Lumpers

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by JRStout82, Jan 16, 2024.

  1. JRStout82

    JRStout82 Bobtail Member

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    Can't we just boycott anyone that uses a lumper? I mean, why the middle man? Why can't shipper/receivers pay decent wages to hard working folk at their own companies?
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    many warehouses work to the bone on available employee's...to have a lumper service, the warehouses do not have to pay benefits, high wages for them to work there.

    a few companies i worked for, paid lumper fee's.

    as a driver, you should not have to lump your freight, that's what makes you tired. plus you can get hurt, then what would you do?
     
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  4. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    I have been boycotting them for 25 consecutive years and will continue to do so.
     
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  5. 062

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    Seems like a question that you should be asking your boss.
     
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  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Because who else is gonna hire druggies, drunks, homeless and convicts on prison release programs for cheap labor.
     
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  7. JoeyJunk

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    Yes, right after we boycott brokers and go on strike. So many things to do……….
     
  8. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Better option is... start your own Lumper company and get filthy Rich ...
     
  9. gokiddogo

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    Go to home depot pickup a bunch of hombres take them to the grocery warehouse that charges like $300 to unload a truck, have the driver hire you for $200 pay hombre $100.
    Competition keep everyone in check.
    Just make sure hombre is illegal so if he gets hurt you won't have to deal with all of that, workers rights, hurt on the job, stuff..

    Probably because it all gets reimbursed these days, but this got me thinking, if there's enough guys who eat the lumper fee and haul for an all-in rate, there would be a market for hiring your own lumper, good place for young industrious American just stand outside the gate in the morning, unload trucks make some cash. Bet it happened back in the day before everything is liability filled and nobody wants to actually earn a living anymore.
     
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  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    actually an illegal can collect compensation, and then a settlement..it happened in my state.. an illegal was working for a tree service..he got badly hurt....he was able to sue his former employer......so you need to rethink that...

    Deported Illegal Immigrant Returns To R.I. for $30K Injury Settlement
     
  11. wichris

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    Used to be that you got near a cold storage/grocery warehouse lumpers would be all over you.
     
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