Lumpers: Highest You Had To Pay

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

Travis, you won't be writing personal checks. These are usually checks that you will be issued from your company and you will have a way to call it in and get an authorization number for each check you write. It is a common means of paying expenses like this on the road. It is a third party financial service provided to the trucking companies. There are several different companies that provide this service. You will learn how to do this from your trainer.

C T.'s Comment
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Pardon my ignorance here since I've only done flatbed, but you have to pay people to unload the stuff THEY ordered? Am I missing something? confused.gifconfused.gifwtf.gif

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yes, CT.. you pay for them to unload their own crap. Well, sort of. Places that utilize lumpers.. the lumpers aren't employees of that customer.. so grocery warehouses (most often) don't have to insure, provide benefits, etc to the lumpers. The cost of lumpers is recouped in the price charged to haul that load.. so the trucking company really isn't out that money either.

My highest was about $380 in Denver, CO. The same lumper service serves both the Safeway and the King Soopers (Kroger) DC's. My lowest about $50 at a couple different Walmart DC's which is funny because we do drop and hook there.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Travis's Comment
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HA, CT! It sounds like nowadays they're mostly used in food and grocery warehouse/distribution so you're probably safe. smile.gif

Thank you for the answer, Old School, I understand.

PackRat's Comment
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Bumping this one up.

Turtle's Comment
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I've never had to pee a lumber in flatbed, but I have had to purchase my own dunnage (4x4x8 boards used as support/spacing). For that, I typically pay $70- $100 out of pocket, but the company reimburses me.

Turtle's Comment
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Omg what a time to have not reviewed my own post. Spell check got me on that one, it should have read "pay a lumper".

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Omg what a time to have not reviewed my own post. Spell check got me on that one, it should have read "pay a lumper".

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Jamie's Comment
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I've never had to pee lumber in flatbed

Anyone peeing lumber should go to the doctor. 🤷

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Forgot to thank you for making my day much brighter.

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