What's up with grocery warehouses?

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Canadianhauler21, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    My worst lumper fee was $1,200 for an ice cream load back in May. It was a Convoy load as well, and they were screaming about the lumper fees, which were half of the cost of my freight fees. They kept me at the door (with the doors open) for 7 hours, and I was calling Convoy every hour letting them know that my reefer can't keep the temp below freezing forever with the doors open, and I told them I would not be responsible for a product claim since they instructed me to open the doors when I backed up. I finally walked around the corner to the main office and found the terminal manager and explained what was going on, and they had me unloaded in 20 minutes. Lumpers are scum. They're union and get paid by the hour, which explains exactly why they take so long. That load cost somebody a lot of money, and I made an extra $400 on it for detention.
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  3. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

    Dec 30, 2017
    Coal Town
    Yes it is the biggest scam out there, probably far worse than a Used Truck Sales dealer. They charge you to unload the stuff they ordered. My worse one was $450 in upstate NY at a dry grocery warehouse. No wait though but, the lumper guy was certain to get his money.
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  4. zaroba

    zaroba Heavy Load Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    South East PA
    I loved all the free stuff I got when pulling reefer. Almost makes me want to go back into it.

    40lb case of beef
    80lb case of beef
    70lb of beer battered chicken breasts (gave away a lot at truck stops)
    11 cases of Tropicana Orange Juice (gave away most at truck stops)
    Few cases of thick cut bacon
    Few cases of breadsticks (big pizza hut style)
    2 cases of General Tsos Chicken
    4 cases of mozzarella sticks
    Case of chocolate easter rabbits
    Half a pallet of lemons (hometime load so most went to bars, restaurants, and food banks)

    There's more, but that's all I can think of at the moment.
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  5. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2017
    Driving my recliner
    All i know is that for as long as i hold my cdl, i will never see a grocery house again. I just flat refuse to do it.
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  6. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

    Nov 6, 2019
    Smart man, you and me both.
  7. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Lazy staff and lumpers. I don’t have those 12+ hour wait times too often but some places like the Safeway in Tracy, CA and C&S in Stockton seem to specialize in enraging drivers.

    The Stockton C&S is so bad my company refuses to go there anymore, at least as far as I know. ... last time I delivered there the idiots in the receiving office took 2 hours to process drivers, then another 10 hours to unload me in which they pulled all of the pallets off and one of them was for another stop even though I told them repeatedly there was another stop on there. The moron unloaders kept insisting it was an overage. Then they lost my paperwork. To this day if a 12.0 earthquake hit and annihilated everyone and everything in that ###### area it wouldn’t break my heart any.
    Places like that make me wish I had the “Darth Vader force choke” ability.
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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Would that be the one in Aberdeen?

    Some genius at my outfit once sent a driver in there as part of a peddle run. It was his first stop of the day, and his last.
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    $960 once. Dry van too lol.
  10. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Yes I am!
  11. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Somewhere in Texas
    $630 and 5 hours? Heads would be rolling.
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