Lumpers in a union??

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by dngrous_dime, May 27, 2016.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    34,024
    41,498
    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    0

    I had that exact scenario once.

    Disconnected docked trailer, bobtailed to truckstop and entered into a storm of telephone yelling. That took a day. They threatened my ###. Enough to scare me alittle bit. But I had a thousand on hand ready to go home from anywhere in the USA by ship if I had to... (To paraphrase) so... firing did not scare me so I stood my ground.

    In the mean time that bacon got warmer and warmer and warmer. I would not want to be the poor sap in the store buying that heated #### that got refrozen finally.
     
    stayinback Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    8,695
    20,092
    Oct 4, 2015
    Fitchburg,MA
    0
    Well it depends. I haven't had a lumper fee that high(maybe $200 at the most,anything higher than $250 I have to contact my dispatch to see what they're gonna do). At any rate for some of these shippers and receivers it's cheaper to have a contractor do the work (especially if you factor in lower labor costs-pay rate,insurance (if applicable),taxes,etc.
     
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    34,024
    41,498
    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    0
    I do have one gripe. One of you might answer it.

    My companies wail a hue and cry over 65 dollars to unload via lumper. What in the world happened to make these trailers get unloaded for 300 freaking dollars?! If I was still under them Pay me that and I'll lump it sheesh.
     
    Pintlehook Thanks this.
  5. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

    1,244
    1,922
    May 2, 2013
    0
    Yep, pay me $300 and I, like you, will break the freight any day. HOWEVER....lol...You'll always have the driver that has the "I'm paid to drive, I got it here, it's YOURS I'm not touching it" attitude. Nothing against that mentality, but it does exist.
     
  6. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

    4,578
    20,649
    Apr 18, 2014
    cold as hell, MN
    0
    We have 1 supplier that pays for a lumper to come to our building and help unload. The driver has the choice of helping and getting the lumper fee, not helping and the lumper gets the fee... strange deal, only one. We have a s&r department, so its not like they wont unload it...
     
    audeygdad Thanks this.
  7. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    4,009
    3,623
    Sep 20, 2012
    Wichita KS
    0
    I agree, the grocery warehouses should have their own crew of people.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
  8. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    4,009
    3,623
    Sep 20, 2012
    Wichita KS
    0
    It is sad but true. There is an old saying: you get what you pay for. In the long run, being cheap can actually be more expensive.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
    mjd4277 Thanks this.
  9. GVX WAREHOUSE SUPPORT

    GVX WAREHOUSE SUPPORT Bobtail Member

    1
    0
    Jan 17, 2020
    0
    Im a lumper / owner of my own lumpering company. I work out of 7 docks & set my own rates.
     
  10. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

    5,511
    4,403
    Sep 7, 2011
    Pelham N.C.
    0
    Lumper service charges 300$ , they think the carrier pays that ? It’s figured in to the freight bill. Trust it would be fair cheaper to pay the guy on the dock 25$ a hour .
     
  11. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    8,695
    20,092
    Oct 4, 2015
    Fitchburg,MA
    0
    It depends. There are some places I’ve been sent where the lumper fee isn’t figured into the bill. There are some where we don’t pay the lumper fee.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted