Lumpers: Highest You Had To Pay

Topic 22270 | Page 1

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:
PackRat's Comment
member avatar

What is the most you were ever charged by lumpers to unload your trailer? I had a delivery a few weeks back that was tops: $300 for 11 pallets, PLUS it took nearly four hours!!! This was at a grocer warehouse in Norfolk, VA.

Diver Driver's Comment
member avatar

I believe it was best 300 dollars as well. Somewhere in the east coast

Rainy D.'s Comment
member avatar

$525!!! i picked up from a major cereal company and they loaded me with 81,000. i knew i was overweight just by looking at my trailer tires that looked flat lol. the load was supposed to be 40k...my truck and trailer is 35k empty....so..my total should have been nowhere near that weight. I CAT scaled and got reworked and they still had me at 79k. i complained to every department that i had way too much product for my BOL. No one cared, but when that $525 lumper bill came in for an additional 6,000 cases, my response was "I put in the QC four times that I had too much product. Im a company driver, its not my fault." lol

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

PJ's Comment
member avatar

Grocery warehouses are the worst. I once got hit a 500.00 late fee. According to my plan I was an hour early. They showed 24 hrs late. They required 500.00 late fee before they would talk to me. I contated DM and 3 hrs later the 500 late fee was approved. I paid it and 2 hrs later they worked me in and hit me for another 500 lumper fee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Army 's Comment
member avatar

Great Morning,

What is a lumper? And when you say "I paid it" how does that work?

Thank you

Rainy D.'s Comment
member avatar

Great Morning,

What is a lumper? And when you say "I paid it" how does that work?

Thank you

lumpers are an unloading service used at some receivers. we write checks but the trucking company pays the bill. Technically ours is a pay advance, then we send in the receipt and are reimbursed. as long as you send in the receipt that pay week, you never see the effecrs. however dont send in the receipt and you wont get reimbursed until next week. it is a tax savings for the carrier which sucks and my card has a $1 transaction fee which is tax deductible i have been seeing more and more loads that have lumpers prepaid, so im skipping the whole process more and more.

Chris M's Comment
member avatar

I paid over $300 quite a few times. I definitely do no miss all the grocery warehouses lol!

Army 's Comment
member avatar

lumpers are an unloading service used at some receivers. we write checks but the trucking company pays the bill. Technically ours is a pay advance, then we send in the receipt and are reimbursed. as long as you send in the receipt that pay week, you never see the effecrs. however dont send in the receipt and you wont get reimbursed until next week. it is a tax savings for the carrier which sucks and my card has a $1 transaction fee which is tax deductible i have been seeing more and more loads that have lumpers prepaid, so im skipping the whole process more and more.

Thank you Rainy for the response.

Travis's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

we write checks but the trucking company pays the bill. Technically ours is a pay advance, then we send in the receipt and are reimbursed. as long as you send in the receipt that pay week, you never see the effecrs.

double-quotes-end.png

Thank you, Rainy. Do you mean you're writing a company check, or a personal one?

Fatsquatch 's Comment
member avatar

$455 for 11 pallets. Straight roll-off, no restacking. Literally less than 15 minutes to unload. If I didn't know better, I'd swear these companies were owned by the mafia.

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More