"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."
After a twisting series of events that included a reported call from an over-the-road hauler stating a fugitive featured in August on the 'America's Most Wanted' television program was in the cab of his truck, ...
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