Help Me Learn About Lumpers

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Kurt G.'s Comment
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I think I asked about this a couple years ago, because the first time I had to use lumpers it was a small company and it was obviously the company employees unloading the truck. So I was kind of puzzled how they got away with charging the carrier to unload stuff the company had ordered. They even had a paper hanging on the office wall that listed the maximum amount each carrier would pay before questioning it. But I guess it's just the way things work. If carriers know that the shipping includes unloading then I suppose they take that in to account.

Jeremy's Comment
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You need some better trip planning if 1 hour and 15 minute unload ran you late imo Lumpers do as they like charge what they want and finish when they feel like it i take same load same place same number of pallets and product and the time varies by 2 hours and the price varies by 100$

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jeremy, I hear you there. Still learning about these things. Will try to plan better next time. Thanks for the suggestion!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Bruce, sometimes it isn't trip planning. Example.... One receiver is notorious for not allowing you in more than an hour before the appointment. Then you are at their mercy. I once waited 9 hours for 2 pallets!!! Then they lost the temperature recording device that prints a ticket i am supposed to scan in. Without that ticket, Prime pays a fine to the shipper. Another 2 hours later i was on my way. But at least i got my clock.back.

My FM plans for notorious customers to delay me, Also, i just give an ETA and he changes the appts. Dispatch shouldnt be preplanning you for customers like that unless they expect it.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


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.


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Jeremy's Comment
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I read my comment and it came off ****ish lol i apologize that wasnt my sentiment it was suppose to be a suggestion not an attack again i apologize Every shipper is different the longer you do it the better youll have an idea before you even go there


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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