"I can't rightfully condone Burger King bag enemas, but I can tell you to ask for detention pay.... Your time is valuable, too."
Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says ...
"So it's become pretty obvious: If you're considering another line of work, space exploration is just a lateral over.... They think there's a trucking shortage now? Just wait 'til everyone goes to outer space..."
Do you pay lumpers or otherwise contract with a "freight handling" service in your trucking operation? Tell us how often if you do -- or if you don't -- in this poll.
Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.
Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law ...
George pays a $215 lumper fee, and Wendy gets a good story out of it. "They're now called 'freight handlers,' I'm told. You can call 'em The Queen of England, for all I care, it ...
"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."
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