Took me an hour to bump the dock at walmart for no reason, am I screwed?

English_please

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TLDR:will walkmart DC call my company to complain I took too long to back into a spot?



I got it into the spot in 5 min flat, because I had all the room in the world but for some reason I kept bumping at a slight angle, one side bumber would be about 6 inches off at an angle.

So it ended up taking me 50 min to get in, I know I'm just mentally exhausted from some things that happened earlier today, but anyhow.... Will walmart call my company to complain about me?
 

Rigjockey

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TLDR:will walkmart DC call my company to complain I took too long to back into a spot?



I got it into the spot in 5 min flat, because I had all the room in the world but for some reason I kept bumping at a slight angle, one side bumber would be about 6 inches off at an angle.

So it ended up taking me 50 min to get in, I know I'm just mentally exhausted from some things that happened earlier today, but anyhow.... Will walmart call my company to complain about me?
Do you think you are unique? If Walmart called ever company about drivers that took a long time to back in, All the stores a DCs would close.
 

ironpony

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Arrived at 20:00 , app time 20:30 . Turned in my paper work at 20:50. Honestly don't care about detention pay just want to make sure I won't have a mark on my record.
Wm can can count you as late if you dont get up to the window by your appt time.
That's appointment time plus ten minutes when they time stamp your bills at the window. That's what's meant by "on time" at a WallyWorld DC. And they will count you as late if you're not smiling and takin' abuse at that point.

:D

Any "black mark" you receive will be judged by whether you are on time or not.

Walmart allows you to be at the gate (99% of their DCs) one hour early. It's a good idea to take advantage of that, because theres a bunch of "standing around time" that has to be factored into getting to the CTO window "on time." Not that they'll actually start unloading you before your appointment time if you actually are early.

:mad:

It's not just for detention... it also counts against your carrier since the shipper can demand a discount in shipping price if you're carrier is consistently late.
 
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GAnthony

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TLDR:will walkmart DC call my company to complain I took too long to back into a spot?



I got it into the spot in 5 min flat, because I had all the room in the world but for some reason I kept bumping at a slight angle, one side bumber would be about 6 inches off at an angle.

So it ended up taking me 50 min to get in, I know I'm just mentally exhausted from some things that happened earlier today, but anyhow.... Will walmart call my company to complain about me?
we have all had bad days, this is not something we all like to go thru, but we do.

i don't know walmart's policies regarding how much time it took you to back in. (others here do)

i will say this, i used to deliver to Pass & Seymour at Glen Cove, L.I.N.Y.

even if i was off a "tiny bit", once i pulled the brakes, i'd hear a LOUD thud.....those guys would drop the dock plate that fast.....so there, i always tried to be spot on.
 

Duck

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If you spend to much time backing in they will consider you late at check in.
Every time I've ever delivered to a Walmart DC you pull up to a staging area and check in at the receiving window before they even tell you where to put the trailer.
 

ready to roll

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Every time I've ever delivered to a Walmart DC you pull up to a staging area and check in at the receiving window before they even tell you where to put the trailer.
The walmarts i go to the guard shack tells ya what dock to put it in and then you dolly down, disconnect, and then walk over to the check in window.
 

GAnthony

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The walmarts i go to the guard shack tells ya what dock to put it in and then you dolly down, disconnect, and then walk over to the check in window.
i seem to remember when i went to the Mt. Pleasant, IA , d/c, i had to drop the trailer at whatever door, and disconnect, then park in a different area, they still do this at any d/c center.???
 

ironpony

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I do a lot of WalJerk loads...

Every time I've ever delivered to a Walmart DC you pull up to a staging area and check in at the receiving window before they even tell you where to put the trailer.
Sometimes. More often, I'm assigned a door at the shack.

The walmarts i go to the guard shack tells ya what dock to put it in and then you dolly down, disconnect, and then walk over to the check in window.
Yep... that's the common approach.

i seem to remember when i went to the Mt. Pleasant, IA , d/c, i had to drop the trailer at whatever door, and disconnect, then park in a different area, they still do this at any d/c center.???
Depends on the DC. Some of them run a separate bobtail lot - if they do, you're required to disconnect, and go park in the lot.

The three variables on WallyWorld DCs are whether you get a door assigned at the gate, or have to wait.

Whether you're expected to disconnect and pull forward, or park in the bobtail lot.

Whether they want the $50 before you're unloaded or afterwards.

Its pretty much a common experience otherwise.
 

ready to roll

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i seem to remember when i went to the Mt. Pleasant, IA , d/c, i had to drop the trailer at whatever door, and disconnect, then park in a different area, they still do this at any d/c center.???
Yeah they do. Like Iron pony says, sometimes you just disconnect and then pull forward a few feet.
 

THBatMan8

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Buy some straps. Next time you encounter a phantom dock with no guidelines (I hate those. They were designed by Satan himself), lay straps down on the ground flush with the dock.
 

Rigjockey

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Buy some straps. Next time you encounter a phantom dock with no guidelines (I hate those. They were designed by Satan himself), lay straps down on the ground flush with the dock.
Never thought of that, i could have used that at nothing in this place is square place:thumbsup:
Now i am level expert at backing:toothpick:
 

THBatMan8

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Never thought of that, i could have used that at nothing in this place is square place:thumbsup:
Now i am level expert at backing:toothpick:
Straps have another use too.

Tie 3 or 4 together. Throw an end over the top of your trailer. Inherit a buddy. One person holds an end. 2-3 passes and the top of the trailer will get cleaned from snow.