Lumpers - are they needed

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

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Yes that's the one. A family friend was in a powerful position within that company. he was more than gracious when I would visit very early on after schooling. However, another was in charge of hiring and at that point in time, the company was very quiet that year and I don't think the economy was all that well either. I managed to move on. But always kept an eye on the diamond.
     
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  3. Sam_I_am

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    I remember as a teen riding in a truck during summers and at most every yard we stopped at I could ask the 5-6 drivers ahead in line and get to lump maybe half of them (+ the one I rode in on) and seemed to me the truckers enjoyed someone else getting to make the money instead of dock hands that are already paid by the company as a dock hand. Just wondering if that still goes on, or how 3rd party lumping might be done today??

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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    That's easily remedied. Run McKesson's high value loads you never see the warehouse and they reload you back to shipper then bring bills to you in about 40 minutes.

    That was pretty much all I did in 2001 once i settled into it and if I was to get back into the game, that will be all I do.
     
  5. LuistheTerrible

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  6. LuistheTerrible

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    Well my company unlaods its own product unless the load is down. In that case the driver is expected to pick it up, or he can hire lumpers. So if you are delivering to my warehouse just make sure your load is secured before you leave with the load. And demand you get to check out the load before leaving, and that they have it secured if your not allowed on the docks. Because if you hit my gate with a down load, I am going to say "sorry for ya, but we don't pick up downed loads!".
     
  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What company do you work for? Without the company name it's going to be hard to follow your advice.
    Help us out here, okay?
     
  8. LuistheTerrible

    LuistheTerrible Bobtail Member

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    Sorry, I work for Pepsi. They do have a policy that drivers have to stay in the truck. But if you have steal toed boots, orange vest and safety glasses, they can't really say anything. Most our forklift drivers are okay, but if you want strapped put in throughout your load you need to speak with the person loading, most guys wouldn't have a problem strapping down your load while they are loading it.
     
  9. NomadicVeteran0713

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    Should be able to charge the detention to the lumper service, it would probably solve the capstone issue.
     
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  10. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Well I would tell you sorry for you, I don't touch loads. I never have and never will unless paid very well. As far as lumpers thats between the broker and the company I work, I don't pay them so I don't care not my problem. But that garbage in the trailer can rot for all I care, you dont want it, I dont care I will take it to a drop yard and let it rot.
     
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