Walmart Onboarding Assessments

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  1. ConsciousTrucker

    ConsciousTrucker Light Load Member

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    Hello! I'm headed to Garland, TX Monday to go through the three 3-day assessment process of turning a conditional job offer into a final job offer.

    Despite 4 years of clean driving and having been a trainer, I'm nervous as crap. I already left my previous job and don't really want to go back there, even though I can if I have to.

    I saw in a 2021 thread here that the test is done in a manual transmission truck? I haven't been in one of those since CDL school in Spring 2019. I thought all the WM trucks were automatics? What's the story on this in 2024?

    If you know of specific YouTube videos or training resources I would do well to study, or have direct knowledge and suggestions to ensure I pass these assessments the first time around, I'd be very grateful.

    Thank you!
     
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    The latest rumor has it that their onboarding events make US Marine bootcamp look like a slumber party....

    May God have mercy on your soul.

    :p :D :eek:

    -- L
     
  4. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Based on feedback from elsewhere -- some suggested movies to watch as prep for their onboarding:

    • Kelly's Heroes
    • Where Eagles Dare
    • A Bridge Too Far
    • Stripes
    • The Guns of Navarone
    • The Bridge at Remagen
    • Patton
    -- L
     
  5. ConsciousTrucker

    ConsciousTrucker Light Load Member

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    You empathy and generosity are unparalleled.

    May God grant you double whatever you pray for me.
     
  6. FearTheCorn

    FearTheCorn Medium Load Member

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    Don't forget Hamburger Hill
     
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    The Bridge at Remagen

    Hmm, I haven't seen that one, thanks for the tip!

    I like you added stripes in there lol
     
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  8. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    in all the years I drove, I never heard of "on boarding". lol

    gotta love the new catchy phrases people need to use. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    It's not new, that's just how they do it. Most companies will toss a new hire a set of keys and say get to work after the mandatory pre-hire drug screen and road test. Walmart wants drivers that know and can demonstrate how to do a proper pre-trip. Not running over anything when backing or driving is important too. Pretty simple, basic trucking really but if you can't do it then you won't ever make it to orientation. It's minimum standards that must be met in order to get the job.
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    I mean the term "on boarding", is new to me.

    most have some sort of orientation to learn how they operate.
     
  11. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Ok, well that's what it is for them in particular. Yeah everybody has an orientation that explains company procedures or policies and expectations but practically no companies out here have actual standards where a driver has to demonstrate minimal competence before orientation.
     
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