Driving for Walmart

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Nole Man, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. RogerThat72

    RogerThat72 Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I’m on a 5/2 5/3 Old pay scale probably hit 80s with bonuses for my first year. Next realignment I won’t have the program I’m thinking cause guys want to be home weekends and you do get home some. I got lucky started on 5-2/5-3 then got it again but at a 0600 start. Next time like I said probably won’t get it though. Who knows.....

    As for contract carriers. I’m at a grocery, and swift can’t even handle the freight given to them now. They’ve been slowly given more and they continue to fail. Can’t wait until they get 100% of the frozen & Dairy ontop of the 70% remix. Idk what Walmart is thinking but hey, maybe that’s what they want. Each load not taken or covered is a $700 fee and every late stop is like $150.....guess we’ll find out if they close this entire terminal to Walmart drivers or not.....or they could do the right thing and keep it open....cause it’s all about getting to stores their freight.....right?!
     
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  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Logistics!!! This is one reason Schneider lost a lot of accounts back in the 90s. I'm not trying to be funny. I am dead serious. I think Schneider is still trying to find trailers lost during that time.
     
  4. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    I have never been a Wal-Mart employee, but I do occasionally pull dedicated for them. The rates vary by dc, but if I pulled for them year round I could easily pull in 100k.
    They pay a day rate or cpm whichever is higher plus fuel surcharge.
    I can't do it longer than a couple of weeks tops though. It's ridiculously easy, but they micro manage you to death. Plus, I hate pulling a van.
     
  5. jtg80

    jtg80 Medium Load Member

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    168.00 to sleep in the truck no where near 4/5 hundred
     
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  6. jtg80

    jtg80 Medium Load Member

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    Nope
     
  7. jtg80

    jtg80 Medium Load Member

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    Not really anymore they are encouraging us to spread the word
     
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  8. jtg80

    jtg80 Medium Load Member

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    He’s not bottom rate he was hired on at the original starting rate
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, ok...:rolleyes:

    Go through Walmart’s lengthy process only to be told THEN that you’ll be working for the proverbial equivalent of peanuts due to all of your recent changes???

    That’s hilarious. :laughing-guffaw:
     
  10. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    And Crete is now fueling at Cheyenne
     
  11. 06driver

    06driver Road Train Member

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    Yes.

    Coming in you will be extraboard. That means you may have one truck all week, or a couple through the week.They do try to keep you in one for efficiency, but you are covering gaps in other drivers schedules so it is not always viable.

    You can verify with HR but it is .38 a mile, $9 an activity, $11.25 for live loads to 45 minutes then 14 an hour. YOU DO NOT TOUCH FREIGHT. Seriously you can be held accountable for touching freight.

    Even with the reduction in mileage, between weekend pay, safety bonuses I figure the new guys can do 78-82k without killing themselves and maybe more if they volunteer to work out their 70 on a sixth day.
     
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