The Walmart skinny

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by flightwatch, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Somewhere in Texas
    Look, we get it. You HATE Walmart. $.38cpm, driver facing cameras, slip seating, just like Werner or another training company.

    You're wrong.

    Starting pay is $.46cpm. We get a $.06cpm bump on the weekends. We are paid on actual miles driven. Not pc miler city center to city center crap. 99.5% of our moves are drop/hooks of which we get paid $9.75 to drop and $8.50 to hook (or $18.25 for the whole evolution). In the rare circumstances that we have to live load or unload, we get paid $11.50 for the process + $14/hr starting after 45 minutes. If we break down, we immediately start getting paid $14/hr up to when our 14 is up. Then we get our $42 layover pay, and then after 10 hours, the $14/hr starts back up. Oh yeah, we get $42/night when we stay in the truck.

    No, we don't have driver facing cameras.

    The benefits are phenomenal and start on day 1. 401K, stock purchase plans, free life insurance, continuing education scholarships, discounts on EVERYTHING.

    Yes, the slip seating can be tedious, but you learn to pack lightly. You are only going to be away from home for 5...maybe 6 days at the most. So there's no reason to bring 6 tubs worth of belongings with you. I have not run into any issues with filthy trucks.

    The bottom line is that Walmart's private fleet is not like any other trucking company out there. I've run for more than a few of them. The way they dispatch is different, the computer flow is different, the logging system is different. The interaction with the office is different. I know a lot of the old-timers are complaining that it isn't the way it used to be. And it's not. No company is the way that it used to be. Freymiller used to blow your doors off with their large cars. Liberal and Dodge City used to look like truck shows with all the National Carriers trucks there. JB Hunt used to be an oilfield outfit. JCT used to have a company side. Walmart is no different. The times have changed, and Walmart's private fleet has had to change right along with it. And when you are as big and (what a lot of people fail to realize) as visible as Walmart is, you're going to have growing pains. Hopefully, this will clear up some of the misunderstandings.
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    Yea but u still gotta wear those goofy looking boy scout uniforms
  4. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    i dream of driving for walmart, they sell such quality products and have such quality customer service, who wouldnt wanna be a part of that.
  5. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Houston, Tx
    Sounds great Greg.
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  6. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    ive never seen a walmart skinny, just walmart fatties when i go lol
  7. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

    Feb 9, 2013
    I've thought of applying to Walmart but being independent o/o I don't know if i could go back to company driver. I don't live that far from the Marcy Ny. Terminal. I also get tired of working on my truck on my time off and paperwork. So I don't know.
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  8. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

    Feb 2, 2016
    Baltimore, MD.
    Yeah those uniforms are much worse than all the grown men wearing pajamas and flip flops!:D
  9. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

    May 3, 2011
    Sign me up to be micromanaged all day and night.
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  10. Taipan

    Taipan Light Load Member

    Mar 6, 2014
    Been here 6yrs best decision I ever made
  11. MilkyJay

    MilkyJay Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2015
    Everywhere you want to be
    You might say goofy but they still look better than making it out to look like you're hunting or going to the beach. Some people even think the marines dress blues look goofy. Most will disagree and say they're the sharpest uniform in the armed service. To each his own. By the way, id rather be a boy scout than a member of ooida as far as respect goes.
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