Wal-Mart Private Fleet Review

It is up to you. That is not a decision I nor anyone can make.

You will not be home on weekends for awhile. But you will have at a minimum 1.5 days off. Usually 2 but this week is mandatory extensions because of 4th of July volume. So extra board guys are staying until they burn their 70 (normally about 1300 on day six).

You are years away from your own truck. And even when you get one an extra board guy will be driving it while you are off.

The pay is good, the respect from dispatch about any decision you make is awesome. I 3njoy doing Heart events (you can read back through the thread I posted an article), I get to assist in Wreaths Across America again, we cook lunch for the veterans home every other month......

I get the opportunity to have money donated to DAV, and Wreaths for my volunteering.

And we don't work that hard.
The volunteer work would be great! I have utmost respect for men as women in the military. Tazz, how long have you been with walmart?
 
Almost 3 years.
Tazz, talked with safety man today where I currently work. I told him I've been sharpening my skills on my pretrip. He told me that, I was probably the only one that does a thorough pretrip. When I heard this, I new that I really needed to persue a career with WMT. I'm am ready to be a part of a team of true professionals.
 

Sinister

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Slip seating isn't that bad. I'm 8 months in this Saturday 6/17, and I've only absolutely rejected one truck because of cleanliness. There are no repercussions for doing this. They simply assign another truck right away, no questions asked.

Chances are, they know who that guy is anyway.

In a 5 day week I usually only have to hop once in that time.

Lately with tons of vacations I've slip seated once in about 2 months.

One time during the Black Friday rush (why the hell did my phone capitalize that?) I had 3 trucks in 1 week, but that it.

I'm usually thoroughly impressed at how clean the trucks are, even the high mileage ones. Sometimes you have a fridge, sometimes you don't. Anything 15 and newer has a fridge.

If the normal driver has a microwave, you can use it, but don't break it, and clean it.

Simple respect for others property...

This place operates on the same theory I've always had; trucks are easier to "keep" clean than they are to "get" clean.

Look at that! Proper use of a semicolon!

Just don't bring a lot of stuff for your week, and stay organized. You're either working or sleeping anyway most of the time so there's not much time for much else.

I'll rip through 60+ hours in a 5 day week, and I'm not one of the guys who stops all the time and leaves himself On Duty to burn up my week.

Next week when my dispatch board rotates into our extension (we're rotating boards @Tazz not just extending the whole pool - I think it's kinda cool) I'll likely have 65 or more worked into my 6th day.
 
Slip seating isn't that bad. I'm 8 months in this Saturday 6/17, and I've only absolutely rejected one truck because of cleanliness. There are no repercussions for doing this. They simply assign another truck right away, no questions asked.

Chances are, they know who that guy is anyway.

In a 5 day week I usually only have to hop once in that time.

Lately with tons of vacations I've slip seated once in about 2 months.

One time during the Black Friday rush (why the hell did my phone capitalize that?) I had 3 trucks in 1 week, but that it.

I'm usually thoroughly impressed at how clean the trucks are, even the high mileage ones. Sometimes you have a fridge, sometimes you don't. Anything 15 and newer has a fridge.

If the normal driver has a microwave, you can use it, but don't break it, and clean it.

Simple respect for others property...

This place operates on the same theory I've always had; trucks are easier to "keep" clean than they are to "get" clean.

Look at that! Proper use of a semicolon!

Just don't bring a lot of stuff for your week, and stay organized. You're either working or sleeping anyway most of the time so there's not much time for much else.

I'll rip through 60+ hours in a 5 day week, and I'm not one of the guys who stops all the time and leaves himself On Duty to burn up my week.

Next week when my dispatch board rotates into our extension (we're rotating boards @Tazz not just extending the whole pool - I think it's kinda cool) I'll likely have 65 or more worked into my 6th day.

Sinister, thanks for all the info. Man my punctuation is terrible, lol. I do good to get the point across. You guys help is huge for me; if I would go into an interview with them totally blind, it would be bad news. I took your advice, and been watching all them pretrip videos. They have help me a great deal. If I make it to the road test, I hope they will forgive me if I grind one or two, LOL. I been driving a Volvo automatic, so I no ill be rusty on that road test.
 
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Tazz, would you educate me on the, "Heart program", and the "Wreaths across America"?

Can they use a p.o box to verify that I'm within the mileage limits for hire?

In the interview process, do they ask about tickets etc.that is older than the minimum requirements? I have got some about 6,7 yrs ago, and I forget the exact day, month, and yr.?

I had a guy fall asleep as he was passing me and side swipe me, and they deemed it "unpreventable".
Do they hold anything like this against you? It's been 8 mths ago.
 
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Tazz

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Tazz, would you educate me on the, "Heart program", and the "Wreaths across America"?

Can they use a p.o box to verify that I'm within the mileage limits for hire?

In the interview process, do they ask about tickets etc.that is older than the minimum requirements? I have got some about 6,7 yrs ago, and I forget the exact day, month, and yr.?

I had a guy fall asleep as he was passing me and side swipe me, and they deemed it "unpreventable".
Do they hold anything like this against you? It's been 8 mths ago.
You have to use the address on your license.

No idea on what they will say on the tickets or the sideswipe. Though I believe the sideswipe would be OK so long as it was non-preventable.

Walmart truck drivers leave the road to throw party


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Tazz

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I actually just check that they are similar, and not actual play. Having more than one go bad here is not very likely. We have inbound checks on every trailer from the techs.

If there is something that goes wrong it is on one axle and one side and stands out.

Do bring a good flashlight with you as well. And don't forget to check your kingpin when you hook up.
 
I actually just check that they are similar, and not actual play. Having more than one go bad here is not very likely. We have inbound checks on every trailer from the techs.

If there is something that goes wrong it is on one axle and one side and stands out.

Do bring a good flashlight with you as well. And don't forget to check your kingpin when you hook up.

That will definitely save a little time, not having to physically pull on each one. When doing the break check I do 6 steps. Tug on tractor then on trailer, then static leak down then apply service brakes for leaks then then fan down to 60 for buzzer and light then on down for tractor protection valve check. Then roll forward 5 mph to test if It pulls to one side. Is this how they like it done?
 
It's good the techs check out the trailers when they come in. With all the different carriers hauling you guys trailers, you no good an well that most drivers don't even do a walk around.
 

Rigjockey

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They are advertising here for a Yard jockey at the walmart D.C. they make no mention of wages. Says shifts could vary. I don't recall benefits mentioned.
If they posted this job a year ago I would be all over it. I am not sure I want to jump ship into the unknown. I have a lot of perks where i am at.
Does walmart offer a discount card for shopping?

I may or may not apply. If I did apply and got an interview they would really have to sway me.
Thoughts?