Starting With Walmart; Johnstown, N.Y.

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by Whyte Trashe, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    B99383E8-A57B-4A93-BC6B-25AE0F243B4A.jpeg BCA94D63-48AC-48C8-9F79-D8AA1E9D0E19.jpeg when you are off for 10 days. the in-laws always let you stay for free.
     
  2. MilkyJay

    MilkyJay Heavy Load Member

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    You'll either get that or extra board which is generally the same as a 5/2 except not having the same truck week after week
     
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  3. Whyte Trashe

    Whyte Trashe Light Load Member

    Oh no....
    Whenever I hear the words “extra board”, I want to turn tail and run like the wind.

    From what I have experienced with other companies in the past, being on the extra board is nothing more than part time, inconsistant work, mixed in with the occaisional abundance of overtime into the wee small hours of the morning.

    This is the first time that I have ever even heard mention of an extra board at Walmart; only the mention of a 5/2 or 6/3 shift as per both HR as well as the terminal manager. I was notified that all trucks are not assigned, and that this applies to every driver.

    So, if there is an extra board at Walmart, what exactly does it mean?
    Is it even an assigned, consistant schedule?
     
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  4. Whyte Trashe

    Whyte Trashe Light Load Member

    Nice pics, but I kinda’ don’t get their meaning.
    Are you offering me a place to stay?
     
  5. MilkyJay

    MilkyJay Heavy Load Member

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    I just recently bid on an extra board slot so I'll be on it until week 50. Extra board here just means 5/2 every week but without a permanent truck. So for example, i had to slip seat once this week but the truck im in now is good until my end of work week. We have part time positions but being extra board isn't that. Slip seating only becomes an issue when you have a lot of stuff to move. I wouldn't care if i slipped everyday because i go home everyday but bring 2 comforters and a pillow just in case. But for those that don't, it can be irritating.
     
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  6. ScaniaLW

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  7. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

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    Extra board at Walmart just means you don't have an assigned truck. I'm on a 6/3 and I love it, you drive the sme truck all week and then take 3 days off every week. It's a program where 3 drivers share 2 trucks with rotating days off.
     
  8. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

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    You really shouldn't post in the Walmart section.
     
  9. ScaniaLW

    ScaniaLW Light Load Member

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    There was a driver at my old DC who started before the 250 limit and they told him he had to come in and take 10 hours off at the DC or nearby motel before the start of his week. Don't know if this is still the case now.
     
  10. mike3fan

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    No, must live within 250 now.
     
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