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    O/O needs help choosing a new company

    Im a O/O driving for Van Eerden Trucking Company. Im doing fine with this company and they always keep me running all the time. I dont have anything negative to say about them, they're a good company to drive for if you have experience. But now im looking in to drive for Walmart. I always hear great things about them. I dont know whether or not if Im making the right choice here, my driving record is clear ever since I had my CDL, and so is my background. I just want a company to go with where I would make more money. Any advice would be nice and helpful. Thanks in advance


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    I just looked them up. Sounds like a good place. You said yourself they are good. Why look a gifted horse in the mouth.

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    I did not know Wal-Mart took on owner ops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer60148 View Post
    I just looked them up. Sounds like a good place. You said yourself they are good. Why look a gifted horse in the mouth.
    Walmart have better benefits and pay.

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    Bobtail Member Delarosa599's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar the KW View Post
    I did not know Wal-Mart took on owner ops.
    They dont?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar the KW View Post
    I did not know Wal-Mart took on owner ops.


    Walmart uses owner operators out of some of their distribution centers. I met a couple of owner operators who haul out of their Decherd, TN facility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G/MAN View Post
    Walmart uses owner operators out of some of their distribution centers. I met a couple of owner operators who haul out of their Decherd, TN facility.
    I use to deliver to alot of their DC's, and the only owner operators I have ever seen hauling anything out were leased to Greatwide, JB, Swift, Schiender, Werner, etc. So they have independents pulling for them, or leased operators running under Wal-Marts authority?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar the KW View Post
    I use to deliver to alot of their DC's, and the only owner operators I have ever seen hauling anything out were leased to Greatwide, JB, Swift, Schiender, Werner, etc. So they have independents pulling for them, or leased operators running under Wal-Marts authority?
    The drivers with whom I spoke said that they were leased directly to Walmart. That was several years ago when I spoke with them. I have no idea if they are still doing it or not. The only ones that I spoke with worked out of the Decherd, TN DC. I understood them to say that they leased directly to Walmart.

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    I've never seen an o/o with Walmart on their door.

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    I can't find anything online about Wal-Mart hiring owner ops. There is no distribution center in Decherd, there is one in Shelbyville 31 miles away. I have delivered to that one more times than I can count, and that is all owner ops leased to Greatwide that run out of there.

    As a side note I have delivered to Shelbyville DC from early 2000 up until late 2010.

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