This has been a bad year at Walmart.

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by BackIsSore, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Prd783

    Prd783 Light Load Member

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    Been there before. La Puente, Ca. They ever fix the barbed wire that was hanging down soon as you get out of your tractor it's right there ready to slice your shoulder open
     
  2. Triumph 1

    Triumph 1 Light Load Member

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    They fixed that, they should have mostly all daycabs here
    With a large amount of receiving docks similar to this
     
  3. Triumph 1

    Triumph 1 Light Load Member

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    What dc you run out of now
     
  4. foggy

    foggy Medium Load Member

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    Question; if wal mart shut down the private fleet...wouldn't the drivers dump their stock and cause a drop on the stock price? Don't think the ceo would like that...they might shut it down slowly, like forcing drivers out but not all at once.
     
  5. boredsocial

    boredsocial Road Train Member

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    WMT has an absolutely huge market cap. Big funds moving in and out of the stock definitely will have more effect on the price action than the drivers will.
     
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  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Kinda sad to see the demise of a once proud private fleet and I go back to the days when wal mart was unheard of north of Iowa and ran 9670s.
     
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  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    still is a proud fleet
     
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  8. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Considering the number of DC's I go to that now have FULL Swift fleets complete with onsite shop, I'd be surprised if there is a Walmart fleet in a couple of years.

    If the think about it from a business perspective, what sense does it make to have a fleet of trucks

    - Trucks are expensive
    - Labor is expensive
    - Labor benefits are WAY expensive
    - Liability

    To me it's a no brainer to contract out the trucking. They already do mega business with tons of trucking companies.
     
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  9. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

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    Nope. I don't buy that. Swift pulling all our store loads would be a disaster, walmart would still get sued over all the accidents and damages, plus the stores would pitch a fit not getting their freight in a timely matter.
     
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