The Walmart skinny

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

  1. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    but they cant promise you a auto. so if you have auto cdl. then walmart cant hire you.
     
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  2. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

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    Yeah. I have heard that we're supposedly getting auto's, but I haven't seen them yet. Out of the 190+ trucks we have here, only 1 is an automatic. And it's a 3,000,000 milers truck.
     
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  3. Bossman027

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    That's why my company now is buying nothing but autos, because so many now are coming out with the restriction on their license. I think it's a disgrace. If you like auto's and that's all you want to drive that's fine. But as a professional, you should be able to operate any vehicle that could come with the job you want. IDK, why anyone would want to limit themselves in their chosen career.
     
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  4. laaylor

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    Because much of my 18 year career has been( up until now) over the road: ( I actually live in the Pacific Northwest) i cant imagine having good control of my truck with an automatic while doing the mountains in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, California, Washington.. etc.... I might be wrong; heck; I often am; , but......... :)
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    When you dumb down the job, you inevitably wind up with dumber people doing the job.
     
  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    TomofTx i finally got a apap from wm. i have loved it from day one.
     
  7. Bossman027

    Bossman027 Light Load Member

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    It's not quite the same, but you learn to outsmart the computer and make it work. Still not as good but it's doable. I run out there as well and I have to listen to the truck beep at me the whole time I'm in manual mode, but hey, I don't own it, I just try to drive it the best I can.
     
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  8. slim6596

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    I can drive automatics, manuals (not Manuel’s), straight trucks, box trucks, straight truck w/job site forklift on the tail to unload myself at the job site, a drywall “knuckle” boom truck, a crane with 61’ of main stick w/winch and weighted hook, etc.
    But I’ve become accustomed to my automatic.
     
  9. 9691Guido

    9691Guido Light Load Member

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    Do you need a special endorsement to drive a Manuel ?
     
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  10. Bossman027

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    The ACLU might have something to say if you want to drive a Manuel. LOL
     
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