Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by GEPPETTO425, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    What I mean is the lumper service might charge hundreds of dollars to unload a trailer but they pay the guys doing it almost nothing.
    dwells40 Thanks this.
  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    That was there main reason for moving out of Richmond. To get rid of the union. Some people even suggested that the fire was no accident. I had a friend who was a lumper and the food part of their Richmond yard. He was considered a "guest" of Safeway. All of the lumpers back then were like that and all were union members.
  3. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Light Load Member

    Nov 25, 2019
    I used to work in cold storage when I came out of military. Drivers comes in with all the boxes meat on floor, no I’m not unloading it. I’ll supply the pallets and you can unload it yourself, or I’ll do it for you for 200 bucks cash. Or 250. I can’t remember it was over 20 years ago. Take your pick
  4. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    The drivers had nothing to do with the way it was loaded. Pallets weigh a lot. You can either ship less meat and more pallets or more meat and no pallets. Whoever bought the meat should pay to have it unloaded as they wanted it shipped that way.
  5. truckerdave1970

    truckerdave1970 On Probation

    Dec 15, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    maybe drivers should stop pulling freight that requires lumpers. LET IT ROT! come on drivers,get it together. All we can do here is piss and moan. stop hauling their garbage!
  6. truckerdave1970

    truckerdave1970 On Probation

    Dec 15, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    since we are sharing lumper stories....
    I once hauled a load of assorted McCormick spices to a DC outside of Covington KY. The lumper took one look at the BOL and said "that 'll be $1500 to unload". My jaw hit the floor.
    I called the company, thinking there was no way they were going to pay that and I would be stuck lumping this crap.
    The rest of me hit the floor when the company agreed to pay the $1500!!!
    8 hours later i was out of there.
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