This has been a bad year at Walmart.

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

  1. cemoore

    cemoore Bobtail Member

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    whatever they are going to do I for one wish they would do it, instead of dragging this out
     
  2. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    No one here ever answered my question. I've recently seen WM trailers on Rail Trains out west... Is this new or have they been doing this for long while?
     
  3. mike3fan

    mike3fan Medium Load Member

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    You know we charge for our services right? I mean how does any trucking company stay in business with all those things you list? Oh that's right they charge their customers.
     
  4. Frank Speak

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    I guess you have never heard of a concept called maximizing returns, eh?

    Do you know how you accomplish that today? By lowering COST. And, again, outsourcing the truck side would definitely be cheaper.

    But hey, I couldn't care less either way (like I said). But, I know *I* would be at least a bit concerned if I saw Swift setting up camp (including maintenance shops) at the DCs.
     
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  5. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    Yes,this is Sad,but..isn't this the trend in Trucking and everywhere else.Save a buck,get it done Cheaper.Distance ourselves from the drivers to avoid lawsuits.Hire temp at Boeing till the Rush is over,then send me home.Hire people at Walmart up to 32 hrs,so you don't have to give me benefits.Save money so the bigwigs can get a nice $10k bonus every Christmas.
     
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  6. mike3fan

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    Outside carriers have run the grocery dc's for 15 years
     
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  7. Frank Speak

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    Fair enough. Again, hope all is well for you guys for years to come. :)
     
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  8. runningman0661

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    The writing is on the wall, Wal mart is trying to compete with the likes of Amazon. They need to cut costs, hmm we're paying truck drivers 100K+ a year, when we can out source everything to 3rd party contract carriers for half that. It's only a matter of time.
     
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  9. foggy

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    They could be new trailers being delivered or they need to move trailer pools into areas that are short. Most rail freight goes on 3rd party trailers.
     
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  10. Coover

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    Good theory, but just because 3rd party drivers make ln your theory "half as much" it doesn't mean that those companies are charging that much less than what WM operating costs are. Also I haven't seen a Amazon super center store yet.... Whole foods don't count
     
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