Why do trucking companies financially discourage their drivers from lumping freight.?

Ive been doing this job on and off since the early 90's, and it always bothered me that companies will pay drivers so much less than they will pay lumpers. I have my theories to explain this, but I have no way to prove or disprove them. I am looking for someone who has inside information, who may have worked within the infrastructure of a company and who has dealt with such decisions and the reasons for them. Please support your assertion as best you can. Thanx.

Asked By: CHEVICK_1776 - 4/22/2008
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I work for a small 17 truck company. My husband and I are drivers. We haul a lot of refrigerated freight... More
Answered By: Forest Basenji - 4/23/2008
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If you are a driver, an employee, and there is money to be made by lumping, the company sees that as their money to be made, not yours... More
Answered By: donfletcheryh - 4/22/2008
I heard from my old Fleet Manager when I was at SNI the reason is drivers get hurt they go on workers comp claims and the company's rates go up. He said that a lot of drivers would purposely hurt themselves or fake injuries to go on the dole, so now theres no excuse for a driver to be injured and if he is his claim won... More
Answered By: Evan - 4/25/2008
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