O/O needs help choosing a new company

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Delarosa599, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Delarosa599

    Delarosa599 Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    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
     
  2. Killer60148

    Killer60148 Light Load Member

    Messages:
    133
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Location:
    somewhere between chicago and cali.
    I just looked them up. Sounds like a good place. You said yourself they are good. Why look a gifted horse in the mouth.
     
  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,170
    Thanks Received:
    7,939
    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    I did not know Wal-Mart took on owner ops.
     
  4. Delarosa599

    Delarosa599 Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Walmart have better benefits and pay.
     
  5. Delarosa599

    Delarosa599 Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    They dont?
     
  6. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

    Messages:
    6,587
    Thanks Received:
    7,427
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010


    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.
     
  7. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,170
    Thanks Received:
    7,939
    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    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?
     
  8. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

    Messages:
    6,587
    Thanks Received:
    7,427
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    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.
     
  9. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

    Messages:
    4,982
    Thanks Received:
    4,132
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Tourist Town, FL
    I've never seen an o/o with Walmart on their door.
     
  10. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,170
    Thanks Received:
    7,939
    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    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.