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.
     
  2. Sam_I_am

    Sam_I_am Bobtail Member

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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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  3. 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.
     
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