Lumpers - are they needed

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Aussie, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,915
    12,115
    Sep 17, 2006
    WY
    0






    I beg your pardon.......... The word I used is a commonly used word that should not have taken offense. Wuss or wussy is commonly used at times to describe "girly men". I could see the point if I had posted it as "*ussy" but I didn't.

    At times the moderation of this board of adults gets taken too far like as if we all are a bunch of children.
     
    Beardefreak Thanks this.
  2. Tip

    Tip Tipster

    2,284
    208
    Mar 18, 2006
    ON STRIKE
    0
    The lumper kick-back scam is another thing I'll be writing Pilosi about.

    The scam never really affected me, but I know it affects you owner operators. I know what you go through. If you choose to unload your own freight at a big DC, you're often forced to wait a lot longer to get unloaded. You'll also be forced to use a sweat jack instead of a juice jack. This is, of course, your punishment for denying that dock its kick-back.
     
  3. kc0rey

    kc0rey Medium Load Member

    536
    75
    Jul 5, 2005
    Macomb, IL
    0

    Just the other day we had a young man here who wants to be a truck driver when he grows up........The rules were put in place for a reason......and you agreed to abide by these rules when you signed on........

    Luv is a good moderator and did her job........she has edited me before too. It's not a big deal, try not to make it one........

    BTW, I pulled flat for 1 week and I know you do allot more work then anybody pulling a van or refer. Way too much work. I'd rather spend the companies money on a lumper and go to bed then throw chains and tarps in all kinds of weather.......and yes, I am one of those 400 pound tubs of lard........

    If you have a problem with the rules please feel free to go to one of the more relaxed forums that are available to truck drivers.
     
  4. kc0rey

    kc0rey Medium Load Member

    536
    75
    Jul 5, 2005
    Macomb, IL
    0
    Wal*Mart uses regular Wal*Mart employees. In essence you are paying Wal*Mart to unload their freight....
     
  5. redrocker1055

    redrocker1055 Light Load Member

    219
    8
    Nov 26, 2006
    michigan
    0
    You may be 400 pounds, but i still like you... I am not sure what is point is ..... when i played football in college i had 400+ blocker's bloking for me, in fact, not only could they move realy good, they saved my butt every time i touched that ball , which was alot, us being a runing team...
    SO THANK YOU TO ALL THE 400POUNDERS..:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
     
  6. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,915
    12,115
    Sep 17, 2006
    WY
    0
    There is a Landstar O/O that pulls a step deck. He is on crutches with only one leg. My hat is off to him as I don't see how he does it. For sure he can't tarp.

    BTW I'm getting to be a softy working for Landstar. There is plenty of non-tarp loads. Unlike when I was independent and hauling the left over freight off the boards. Back then I might tarp every load for 3 weeks straight. Now I can go a month or more without tarping. I'm 220 lbs of lard :)
    And I like the mental challenge of tying down a difficult load so that nothing falls off. I've never lost any freight, and would like to keep it like that.
     
  7. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,915
    12,115
    Sep 17, 2006
    WY
    0



    Did I get my name in the mod discussion forum yet???? :toothy10: :toothy10: :toothy10: :laughing8: :laughing8: :laughing8:
     
  8. kc0rey

    kc0rey Medium Load Member

    536
    75
    Jul 5, 2005
    Macomb, IL
    0
    No, not yet....Are ya trying?
     
  9. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,915
    12,115
    Sep 17, 2006
    WY
    0




    I told ya I was gonna double my efforts. :biggrin: :biggrin:


    This thread wasn't intentional.
     
  10. rdubill

    rdubill Bobtail Member

    48
    5
    Dec 27, 2006
    Orchard Park, New York
    0
    New to trucking - what are lumpers?
     
  • Draft saved Draft deleted