Highest Lumper Fees

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  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I thought I had seen some high lumper fees before, but this morning I set a new record for loads I've hauled. DPI Special Foods in Portland Oregon. A reefer load of ice cream, lumper fees $1,002.00. My jaw dropped when he told me the amount. This is a Convoy load, and they're taking forever getting me a check code, probably because they feel ripped off.

    What's everybody's personal high amount?
     
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    Warehouses, especially food warehouses, jack up lumper fees in order to help cover shipping costs and thus increase profits.
     
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    wichris Road Train Member

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    Nothing that high on a one and one but a lot of the LTL loads are running way over 1K.
     
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    With this covid mess they’re in a position to charge what they want. My last stop before I parked the truck charged $180 for 5 pallets. I would have charged $50,but wasn’t allowed on the dock.
     
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    1000 dollars? Good God man.....I've never seen a lumper fee larger than 400 dollars. If the lumper is through Capstone, they eat people alive.
     
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    Some of our guys on the LTL runs were doing their own and making 4-500 a week. Now it's all lumpers and takes twice as long. Only a couple of receivers will still let us unload.
     
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    I’ve gotten to the point where I hate for anyone to even go into my trailer. Going to load up tomorrow and see if my nerves can take it.
     
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    In the case of this load, Nestle was the shipper and scheduled the load. If I were them, I would refuse future loads until they bring their lumper fees back in line. That's just plain old gouging.
     
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    Any idea how many pallets it broke down to?
    I was at USF fairburn ga. A lumper was training a new guy and they opened the door next to me, and the “trainer “ said this one will have 5-6 restacks. I looked in the trailer and everything looked perfect. They were just going to jack up the fees.
     
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    No idea how it broke down, but they loaded 20 pallets on my trailer. The BOL indicated it was all the same product, Haagen Dazs ice cream. Pallet break downs is a joke anyway. In fact, the entire lumper system is a freaking rip off. It should have nothing to do with drivers what so ever.
     
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