Lumping in US by Canadian Driver

May 28, 2010
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Hi Guys

On a load that was picked up from Canada and is to be delivered in US- Can a Canadian driver do a lumping on this load?
 
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Absolutely NOT and every Canadian truck driver will tell you that! LOL.

Lumping has always been an accepted practice as have chaining and tarping. It's all part of the loading/unloading process imho.
 

Nawk

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It depends on the place that you're delivering. Some have a lumping service that conveniently accepts cash or Visa. Others don't and the driver is expected to sort, label and handbomb the freight.

I've been the guy that's driven for 11 hours straight (thinking I was doing a good job) only to be told "Back it in and start unloading driver." It sucks and it's not right. But there's always someone that will do it so it's never going to change.
 
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What about when a driver does the loading and he is paid extra to do so? Won't this be considered as working in US?
 

Michael Ludwig

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Chaining and tarping would be considered part of load security and wouldn't fall under the working in the U.S. heading.

Loading and unloading to and from the shipper's or receiver's docks technically does count as working in the U.S. and the Canadian driver would need a work visa or green card to do that. Check out the Laguardia Act ... it spells it out pretty clearly.

If forced to lump and not getting paid for it, you can always file a complaint. See the attached file.
 

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alx

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Lumping

It all depends on what your driver wants to do. If he wants to do it if he gets paid, who will know any better?

In case he does not want to do it, he has the right to refuse if he must work on their dock, which lumping usually implies.

Although if the freight is floor loaded, the driver is obliged to take the freight from the trailer and put this on their dock. The Canadian driver is insured as long as he is working in the trailer.
 
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Loading and unloading to and from the shipper's or receiver's docks technically does count as working in the U.S. and the Canadian driver would need a work visa or green card to do that. Check out the Laguardia Act ... it spells it out pretty clearly.
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Michael, post a link please. I looked up "Laguardia Act" and found only Norris-Laguardia.