Swift , Here We Walmart drivers come!!!

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by ChevelleRednReady, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. jescott418

    jescott418 Light Load Member

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    Absolutely, I got that from some who posted their experiences already with SNI and Walmart. Not a viable solution and even some WalMart drivers seem to feel its not the great driving job it used to be. They have lost holiday pay, and now have to use PTO when sick and everyone complains health benefits suck. Yes, it seems every since WalMart has had pressure from online retailers they have used this excuse to cut benefits to the very people who keep the company in business. So you work nights, slip seat trucks, and go to places who don't want to unload you and you don't get paid much for doing it. This is not my ideal of making a living trucking. Yet, people seem happy making $700 or less a week doing this work? Folks if you keep lowering the bar on what your willing to drive for. You will never make a decent living trucking.
     
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  2. jescott418

    jescott418 Light Load Member

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    Yea, I think this is why you only see cheap carriers doing WalMart stuff, they go in offer WalMart a nice contract giving away the store to say they have a big contract and basically screw the driver. The driver takes the bait looking for predictable time at home so it looks attractive and the trucking company offers a taxable bonus to sweeten the deal. Making it appear a win-win for driver. Of course you never make what they claim, and the delays and obsessive oversight by Walmart and your trucking company is not worth it. It didn't used to be this way, some dedicated accounts were actually very much a improvement. But not anymore as trucking companies give away the farm just to get the work.
     
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  3. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    One of the guys in my HOG chapter is a WM driver, and he concurs--WM is no longer a desirable trucking job, and they're trying to turn their fleet into another mega clone. He considers himself lucky to be a senior driver, and making bank, but the standards have plummeted along with the pay.

    In the words of POTUS Trump: Sad!
     
  4. cableguy9508

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    I give them 5 minutes to open the door before I call the store to have them tell a manager I'm there. Another 10 and I call to ask to speak to a manager. It doesn't always get results but I'm not standing around waiting for some slacker to respond to the buzzer.
     
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  5. MilkyJay

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    don't you love when you hear someone in the receiving area and they pretend they don't hear you? They could at least acknowledge you are there. I personally find my phone more reliable than the radio but it sometimes comes in handy
     
  6. RogerThat72

    RogerThat72 Road Train Member

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    I never use a radio. I either wait 10 minutes then I call the store.
     
  7. Voyager55

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    Yea, I used to help them restock fallen over crap, until I find myself the only one actually working, then, I leave and go out and sit in my truck and watch Andy Griffith. There are a bunch of lazy ### you know what's working in WM!
     
  8. RogerThat72

    RogerThat72 Road Train Member

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    Lol. I had a double stacked pallet with chips on the top. Not sure how it go in there but it was my go home day. So this guys like this isn't coming out what are we going to do? I mean I'm no rocket scientist but I was like we're going to break it down. Gives me this I'm retired I don't have to do this. Literally took less than 5 minutes. Ex jail guard on a high horse.

    I usually I'd have to just help out because I know it's going to take forever. Pretty sure we're not to touch any freight but if I don't they'll just move like sloths. Ain't nobody got time for that.
     
  9. Voyager55

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    I always did to, even when our safety manever told us not to.warned us we could be on step 3 if we got hurt helpi
    Hahaha, good one, except driver is way too skinny!
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    A truck showed up. That means they have to work now. We can’t have that. :rolleyes:
     
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