The real truth about lumper fees.

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by dasilva, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    That would’ve caused a huge blowup.

    I bought that ####ing pallet jack. Not the company, ME, and I dare some union priss to try that. :cool:
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  3. Rambling Pete

    Rambling Pete Bobtail Member

    Oct 16, 2017
    Next time I order a bunch of stuff through Amazon , I'm gonna tell the FedEx driver he has to sort and stack it or pay a lumper fee .
    I mean I get charging me to unload my truck . I may not agree but I still can wrap my head around it and get it . But how does anyone think they can charge me to sort out THEIR product ? That's the function and duty of the warehouse and it's staff not of the people delivering their order . If they don't want things mixed up on pallets so that they can save on delivery charges then they have to place individual orders and pay the EXTRA freight charges that they are saving when their order is mixed on a pallet . That is just the cost of doing business or combining orders to save money . As the driver it IS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY to sort out a customer's order that is designed to save the customer money . LIKE I SAID IF A CUSTOMER DOES NOT WANT TO SAVE MONEY BY MAKING MULTIPLE ORDERS PER PALLET THEN IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER TO PAY EXTRA FREIGHT CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING THE EXTRA PALLETS REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR ORDER PRESORTED .
    That's simply called HONEST BUSINESS ETIQUETTE.
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  4. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Inland Empire, California
    Ya know what I think about thinkin' like that? :dontknow:
    I think you're absolutely correct. :yes2557:
  5. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    Lumper fees are charged back to the shipper, A driver is never responsible to pay lumper fees. If he does then he needs to collect the money from his company first
  6. Runninglate88

    Runninglate88 Bobtail Member

    Aug 20, 2018
    Usually $10 per pallet. I break down the pallets so i dont have to pay them if they let me. I find out how much they charge. I do it and write my own ticket for my labor using their price. So i make more money. Turn it in as a reimbursement so 30 mins of work and make $160 i will glady take it. Some places wont let u unload and forced to pay them.
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    For that kind of money and upwards of 300 plus I'll unload it, and get to keep the money. I am the lumper.

    As far as places forcing you to unload and pay THEM/

    Take them off your list of future deliveries like I did. Keep a small book with them in it. Inform dispatch up front, they can fire you. But you wont be back there. If you must, leave reefer work or whatever it is and go Flatbed etc. You aint gonna find lumpers in flatbed country.
  8. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Light Load Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Because they take a cut of a lumpers pay. But they would never try that on a driver @ the dock. von.
  9. Ownerops101

    Ownerops101 Bobtail Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    Unloading a truck has nothing to do with the truck driver. Drivers should charge a convenience fee for doing it!!!!
    These recievers are making the shipper or broker pay to unload/stack the freight they ordered. WOW. Now you run aeound getting checks ...getting them paid and its a service you are providing. Charge them. $100
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  10. Ownerops101

    Ownerops101 Bobtail Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    You providing a service. You get the checks and getting them paid. Charge them $100.
  11. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland

    It's legal extortion
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