Things Every Trucker Should Know About Lumpers

Lumpers have been around in the trucking industry for many, many years. It’s nothing new.
However, lumpers, individuals or companies which unload trucks, have taken on a life of their own.
It’s an industry scam, which is illegal, but in the past, not very well patrolled nor enforced.
It is illegal to charge the driver of the truck for unloading it, IF the driver is not reimbursed. So this would apply to company drivers.
As for owner operators, the arrangement with the trucking company to whom they are contracted to, should be part of their contractual agreement.
Don’t get caught by paying for lumping fees and then not reimbursed in a timely manner. Best not to pay for the lumping service in the first place.

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20 thoughts on “Things Every Trucker Should Know About Lumpers

  • January 26, 2018 at 10:10 am
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    I never pay Lumpers. I immediately call the broker and everyone of them always cuts me an efs check on the spot, so i don’t really care.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 10:30 am
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    great video definitely​ learned something from this video

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  • January 26, 2018 at 11:22 am
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    I only dealt with this a few times as an o/o, and what a ruckus!  Why should a truck driver be responsible for unloading a consignee's freight and re-palletizing it to their liking?  YOUR warehouse is not MY problem.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    Try getting help to unload a van full of household goods. It's highway robbery.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm
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    Good stuff Dave! Keep ‘em coming.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm
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    It happened to me for $400.00 at Dollar General in Oklahoma. out of my pocket.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm
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    Unloaded at a warehouse in Phoenix, AZ… they said 450.00. "what???? never heard of such a high rate. Give me a stack sheet I will do it myself." they said" what is a stack sheet??" I said " If you do not know what a stack sheet is, and you cannot produce one then I am calling the cops! "

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  • January 26, 2018 at 2:18 pm
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    Lipari foods does all of this crap warren mi

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  • January 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm
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    Lipari foods

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  • January 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm
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    Had 1 load a couple yrs ago out of C& H in Ca that Safeway wanted $1000 to unload. $500 late fee + $300 for 1 po not having an appt + $200 lumper fee. The load was late because C&H held it for the po with no appt. plus it had to be reworked because it was loaded backwards per the load diagram. 4hrs detention for me & the load ended up being taken to a yard & sold to another customer. My ass will never go to a Safeway/ Albertsons whse agian. I either got another dp or the load got repowered.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm
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    Great story and great info. Dave

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  • January 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm
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    You are allowed to take work away from an American if you are an illegal alien.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 4:17 pm
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    I learned my lesson about the lumper scam 35 years ago at Nash Finch in Lumberton, NC. I showed up a couple hours early for my appointment. They wanted me to hire their lumper. I said no thanks because as a young healthy man sometimes I wanted to earn the extra money by humping the freight myself. So as I broke the load down to the right tie and height their forklift driver took his sweet time in removing the pallets as I stacked them. At 4:00 the receiving clerk told me that I had to stop unloading because they were done receiving for the day and I needed to schedule a new appointment to finish unloading. They wouldn’t give me another appointment for two days. So because I wouldn’t use their lumper it took me three days to get unloaded. I never went there again.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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    Good luck to the lumpers, collecting Social security when they want to retire or get hurt and want disability payment!!!, Ha Ha!

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  • January 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    5:19 Exactly what you said here. FSA in Billings, Mt used to do that Shit all the time. Repalletizing is not the Drivers responsibility.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm
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    i spent 12 hrs at a lumper service in ny,charged 635$ more than the load paid

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  • January 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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    those warehouses already have people working for them, who's job it is, to load and unload. I'm not paying anyone to do a job that is already being paid. Period.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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    Maybe that's a reason why a lot of Walmarts on the participating in it anymore.

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  • January 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm
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    Can you make a video telling us about interesting and fun things that happened to you on the road ? Like your friends flooded bunk

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