lumpers

How much is your time worth?

| March 04, 2015

"I can't rightfully condone Burger King bag enemas, but I can tell you to ask for detention pay.... Your time is valuable, too."

Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

| January 22, 2015

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 ...

One helluva blind side back

| November 14, 2014

"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..."

POLL: How often do you use lumpers?

| February 03, 2014

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.

Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

| September 06, 2013

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.

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

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 ...

To lump or not to lump, that is the question

| July 19, 2013

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 ...

Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

| December 03, 2012

"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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