Considering applying to Walmart

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by prostartom, Mar 6, 2022.

  1. prostartom

    prostartom Light Load Member

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    Considering applying to Walmart and had a few questions.

    Is there a maximum distance you are allowed to live from the DC? The closest DC to me is Smyrna Delaware even though I live in PA, but Pottstown Pa is only 5-10 minutes farther. Smyrna is 1hr 45 minutes and Pottstown is closer to 2hrs but I figured my taxes would be simpler staying in my state of residence and Pottstown is offering a $12,000 sign on bonus as opposed to Smyrna offering $8,000.

    How long is orientation and training? I have 20 years experience but only with a small private fleet with very lax policies. We run most of the East Coast but stay in hotels overnight, usually out 1 to 2 nights a week.

    How much is family health insurance premiums? I am currently paying $428 every 2 weeks for family health and dental insurance.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    you need to apply to the dc that fits your over all. also you have to pay back that sign on if you leave or get fired in a 2 year period. i pay $184 every 2 weeks for bcbs in the southeast. you will spend a week in onboarding. then report to your dc to finish training.
     
  4. prostartom

    prostartom Light Load Member

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    How much is your deductible if you don't mind me asking? I know we are in different regions and I am probably comparing apples to oranges but just trying to get an idea.

    Also what exactly is onboarding? Does that mean they fly you out somewhere for a week to introduce you to the company culture and ##### you?

    I see on the website that one of the requirements is no preventable accidents in the last 3 years. I was involved in 2 minor accidents last year but I don't know if they were preventable or not.

    1st I had a lady try to pass on my passenger side right at a merge point and by the time I saw her it was too late and she hit my right side wheel studs with her rear bumper. No police involved and she admitted fault right away but I got her information and forwarded it to my company even though she refused to take my information. I do not know if my company sent it to the insurance company since there was no damage to our truck.

    2nd accident I was East bound on the Cross Bronx Expressway about 7am one morning. Traffic had just eased up and I was able to get some speed up and decided to move to the left lane in preparation for the 95/295 split. A minivan comes up an on ramp and cuts across all 3 lanes of traffic directly into my path. Unfortunately they were only doing about 35 mph and I was doing closer to 60, I jammed the brakes but my trailer hit one of the notorious Cross Bronx speed bumps and my trailer ABS activated causing me to rear end them. I was on the air horn and I saw I busted out their taillight and crushed the rear bumper.

    I pulled over but the minivan kept going, I immediately called the police but they informed me it would be at least 2 hours before they would be able to come out and make a report. They suggested that I fill out an accident self report, I contacted my company and they agreed so that's what I did. I got the minivans tag # off my dashcam and checked it, came up expired tag. I mailed the accident self report to Albany by certified mail with all our insurance information and a self estimate of damage to my company truck which was just minor damage to the bumper. I never got any response.

    I am pretty sure my DMV driving record is clean but I am not sure what an insurance company would be able to pull up, or how to check that.
     
  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    my deduct is like $13,500. dont know details about onboarding. be 100% upfront about them accidents
     
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  6. Anywhichwaybutloose

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    Get a copy of your safety record from your company and then call the HR department at your local DC. They will get you in touch with recruiting to confirm if your eligible.
     
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  7. prostartom

    prostartom Light Load Member

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    $13,500 seems really high for a deductible, are you sure that isn't total out of pocket? My deductible went from $3000 to $4000 last year.

    My company is a very small private fleet, no safety department or person. I am pretty sure there is no safety report on me and I would rather not ask as that may tip my hand that I am thinking of leaving.

    Also I assume I would have to work weekends unless I specifically took off. Do all drivers have to work weekends, or is it a seniority thing? It would probably be a long time before I would get any seniority as drivers don't leave often?
     
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    I think you have to live withing 150 miles of the DC now, not exactly sure. I guess you checked out Tobyhanna and Woodland in PA. I have to admit it sounds like you have a good deal with the small outfit you're with now ?
     
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    $7500 per person. total $13500 for family. then insurance pays 100%
     
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    250 and under
     
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