66 year old waiting to hear from Walmart for driving position

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  1. Rando

    Rando Bobtail Member

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    I’m a 66 year old truck driver with a perfect class A drivers license record. Never had a chargeable commercial driving accident and no tickets in over 20 years, perfect CSA score. In the last month I’ve applied for 5 different Wal-Mart OTR regional driver jobs, most of them in the northern US. I’m happy to relocate to any location, extremely flexible. On two of the applications it has been almost 6 weeks since I applied and haven’t heard anything. When I go online it only says “application under review”. Is it possible they are over-looking me because of my age?
     
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  3. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    How many jobs have you had in the last 10 years
     
  4. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Are you currently employed as a Class A driver? And for how long? If you are not employed; when was the last time that you had one year of class A driving experience?
     
  5. Rando

    Rando Bobtail Member

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    2 jobs in the last 18 years
     
  6. Rando

    Rando Bobtail Member

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    I’ve been unemployed by choice for the last 14 months but I satisfy their requirement for 30 months of driving in the last 48.
     
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  7. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Overlooking you because of your age? No, they don't care how old you are. I went through onboarding with a driver who was 82 years old but he didn't make the cut that week. I didn't hear anything for over a month when I applied. That's just how it is. I called a couple of times to find out and basically got nowhere with that. Out of the blue you'll get a call or an email wanting to schedule with you a time for a call from them. That's your phone interview and do not miss that call because you basically have the job once you get that (as long as you can successfully pass onboarding). Keep in mind the current jobs market for drivers is not in the drivers' favor. They probably have 10 or more applications for every job posting. Good luck.
     
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  8. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    That's plenty good
     
  9. Rando

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    Thanks for the response. I too tried calling and I agree, there’s no where to go with that. They just essentially tell you that they see your application and it’s still processing.
     
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  10. Yoster

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    You're right, you just gotta be patient. I live less than 100 miles from HQ in Bentonville and I literally drove up to the central office to try and get some attention when I applied years ago. Didn't get too far that way but made a contact, and felt like I did all I could. Got a call out if the blue what I'm pretty sure was about a year later.
     
  11. NightWind

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    First of all Read this Age Discrimination - FAQs.
     
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