The real truth about lumper fees.

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

  1. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    That's another problem, it's not theirs until they sign for it. And until it's sorted and segregated, its not acceptable AND your company decides what you do.
     
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  3. jcash1

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    At work we get 40' containers that might contain anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 ctns. Their live unloads to. We have 2 hours unload the guy including sorting onto the skid, and wrapping the skid up if it's going out right away. Usually anything over 2 hours we get charged. (side note :those containers are like microwave ovens during the summer!):smt119
     
  4. FozzyNOK

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    The first real trucking job I had was hauling tires in containers.. and pups in the valley. Containers are really hot! I do not know if its is the thickness of the metal or what, but they get really miserable in the heat.
     
  5. wackywoodie

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    ya but the thing is it's not "Their" card, and for insurance purposes for them you are not able to use thier forklift or electric jack
     
  6. FozzyNOK

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    I've just never understood the drama and trauma over unloading freight..
     
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  7. Pur48Ted

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    That is simply wrong. First of all, my "employer" cannot enforce upon ME a contract he has with another person or company. Went thru that before with a company I had a truck leased on with.
    Second of all, as I have stated, my current employer STRICTLY FORBIDS his drivers to load/unload or to even be present on the dock during either process.

    The LAST TIME I unloaded anything, I unloaded and segregated over 6,000 items onto 250 pallets at a Walmart DC in Hurricane UT. It took 19 hours, during this time I was not allowed to leave the dock area for any reason, while the Walmart employees changed shifts twice and had their breaks every 2 hours. If more drivers refused to be forced into slave labor, shippers/receivers would get the idea real quick that the crap they buy and stock their shelves with is their responsibility.

    Besides, if the lumper is screwing someone, it isn't me.
     
  8. Tip

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    I never touched the freight after about my third month. Even before then, I unloaded maybe 5 loads. Three of those were a simple pull and park, as there was no sorting, no stacking, and no counting.

    After the fifth unload, I adopted a "no touch" attitude and never touched freight again. Some companies tried to force me to unload afterwards, but on those deliveries I just sat until the docks got somebody to unload it, usually from the local employment office.

    I also had a TM tell me he could "make" me unload freight, upon which I broke out laughing in his face. Eleven years later he was still waiting on me to do his unloading. Nobody can make you do a thing in the world that you don't want to do.

    Last time I looked at my CDL, "Lumper" was not listed as an endorsement. Leave the unloading to the people whose job it is to unload it. It's not your job to unload freight. If you want to, that's fine. If you don't want to, sleep while it gets unloaded.
     
  9. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Sleep and watch your hours go "bye bye" while you're not making a cent? Great plan!
     
  10. FozzyNOK

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    Well, that's you... AND there are reasons that a company cannot force a LEASE driver to do things, you are not an employee.. this really isn't THAT difficult to understand. If your company prohibits you from unloading then this thread isn't even relevant to you.
     
  11. Pur48Ted

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    I am not a lease driver, but even as an employee, my employer cannot enforce upon me a contract he has with another. If my employer agrees to supply unloading services for the receiver, he can pay a lumper.
     
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