Walmart grocery dc

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  1. t68mike

    t68mike Bobtail Member

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    is there any difference working out of a grocery D.C. Compared to a general merchandise D.C.
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  2. dboy817

    dboy817 Light Load Member

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    From what I've seen here in my area.. WM PF grocery DC the drivers there typically stay on routes out of that DC. They do a lot of refer loads too.
     
  3. Hotrod81

    Hotrod81 Light Load Member

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    not much difference. Just that grocery is live unloaded and it usually multiple stops.
     
  4. NYVET

    NYVET Medium Load Member

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    GM is drop and swap, in and out, easiest job ever. Grocery is live unload, though usually a drop at the last stop unless is a refer load. I do GM but get used often for grocery, I like being able to go into the store and get some food while they're unloading me as the driver touches nothing but the paperwork!
     
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  5. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    There is more activity pay for the driver at a grocery dc/hvdc. Most WMPV drivers will say it's too much work. Or that they wouldn't like it. But it's regional at a grocery DC, because the reefer has to return to the DC to be reloaded And OTR at most GM dc's.
     
  6. Hick

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    Except that silly @#$& about gearing down, unhooking the trailer and pulling forward. It's just more driver time and effort wasted which they don't care about since they don't have to pay for it. That crap needs to stop.
     
  7. slim6596

    slim6596 Medium Load Member

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    What?
     
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  8. Hick

    Hick Heavy Load Member

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    When you do a live unload at one of their precious DCs they want you to drop the trailer and pull forward until they get it unloaded. Just a bunch of horse ####.
     
  9. BackIsSore

    BackIsSore Road Train Member

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    We don't deal with that. That's why we drive for Walmart and not deliver to them.
     
  10. NYVET

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    Yep, big big difference between a truck driver and a Walmart driver. If everyone who complains about Walmart were to come work here, they'd understand it's a different world. But it's easier to complain than to apply.
     
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