Driving for Wal Mart....smile 4d camera and Microphone

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by Chewey2, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    If he won't, then I would certainly be glad to if he asks.
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  3. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    None of those things are true where I'm at, except the driver facing cameras. And guess what keep your hands off your phone and keep your attention on the job at hand of driving the truck and nothing can happen to you that wouldn't without the cameras.

    I was an O/O for the last 20yrs you want to talk about change, when speed limiters and eld's take effect what will it even mean to be an O/O? Also read up on Trumps plan for the interstates( tolls, privatization), I feel I made the best choice to come here when I did and the industry is changing more than you guys want to acknowledge.
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  4. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    That forum host the blue bloods of the company. Those drivers that will tell on another in a heartbeat if you mentioned that you had a second phone. And the minute someone starts to speak the truth. They start all that you need to quit talk. Or we haul our own stuff we are better than other companies.

    I'm not saying all of them. But some of the walmart crew walks with there nose in the air. Either in person or on TTR. And especially on Fart Bubbles from what many drivers have told me in person.

    Truth is, the boots vs suits culture that has came about after ppl were hired into management from outside mega carriers. Has changed some things. But for the most part. For the lies that were told in the past about some things changing for good. It will quickly be found out that it's going the other way around.

    The economy isn't doing great. Everyone knows that. And the mega-low-mart is aligning themselves in a different manner. All that buying of nice boats and big 4x4 trucks that some drivers have done. I suggest you get them paid off soon!
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  5. BackIsSore

    BackIsSore Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    When this job won't allow me to afford the finer things in life is when I quit and go back to freight. They can hire more Twuckdriva31's to keep the place afloat. I'll go somewhere where I know my experience can net me 80-100k a year. Have fun fighting Amazon.
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  6. slim6596

    slim6596 Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    I feel exactly the same way
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  7. foggy

    foggy Medium Load Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Are you saying that even with driver cam and forward cam and four wheeler admitting he was wrong....THEY STILL SETTLED!!! What is the use of the cameras???
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  8. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Speed limiters have been dropped by the administration
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  9. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    I saw that. Smart move.
  10. TransplantBadger

    TransplantBadger Light Load Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    I also got the feeling from that last message that the cameras in both directions are coming.

    I tend to think: when that driver got in that crash, whether or not he was at fault (and I don't buy the "exoneration" thing one bit, he was doing 5 over in rainy conditions) they got exactly what they wanted.

    A crash on camera.
    They probably still watch the video over and over again with popcorn.

    My questions are:

    How does the expense of these cameras offset the goal of saving 100+ million dollars?

    The answer was: doesn't matter, it if prevents a lawsuit.

    Eye roll...

    And I've heard they anticipate at least 20% of the fleet gone in short order.

    Guys near retirement, and guys like me with just under a year in, don't have a lot of reason to stick around. I was making good money in other areas before I came here and there's a good possibility I could return to them.

    So with 20% of the driver pool gone, how does hiring that much more dedicated offset the goal of saving 100+ million dollars?

    I also tend to think that idea went out the window already.

    Also, anyone thinking they're safe running a camera and "just do what you're supposed to, and you'll be fine"...

    Heh. They'll come for you too. Probably sooner than you think.

    Sad. When I came about last October there was scant mention of these. Then, nothing for months and recently it's reared its ugly head again.

    I was planning on retiring from here. I've already got 21 years in the industry and this was an awesome last stop.
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