Surge Driver On Swift's Walmart Account

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Gladhand's Comment
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Well get to the dc to turn in paperwork and the planner in the office asks me if I want to stay running with them as a surge driver. Pretty excited. Going to Durango and Cortez Colorado tomorrow!

Tractor Man's Comment
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NICE! Great way to get on top of the Permanent Driver list.

PackRat's Comment
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Miles, miles, miles!dancing-dog.gif

Gladhand's Comment
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NICE! Great way to get on top of the Permanent Driver list.

Yes sir! Hope it becomes a more permanent thing in the future if I end up liking it.

Miles, miles, miles!dancing-dog.gif

That's the name of the game!

G-Town's Comment
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Walmart surge???

Gladhand's Comment
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Walmart surge???

Yes sir, I should have explained better haha.

G-Town's Comment
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Walmart surge???

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Yes sir, I should have explained better haha.

Good for you. Sounds like a two-stop dry. Second store might be a drop and hook. Ask the DM...will save you time and ag if it is.

Good luck..,be safe.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Gladhand's Comment
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Walmart surge???

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Yes sir, I should have explained better haha.

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Good for you. Sounds like a two-stop dry. Second store might be a drop and hook. Ask the DM...will save you time and ag if it is.

Good luck..,be safe.

My last load was the same, two stop dry. The second store was a live unload too. The only concern I have is both stores have two dock areas. On Google Street view both sides have dry vans.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Call the Store and ask a Manager which docks they want you at. G Town is the WM Dedicated Guru around here. He saved my bacon more than once last year when I worked surge out of his DC. His hourly Consultant rate is pretty good too!!

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G-Town's Comment
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Gladhand is concerned:

The only concern I have is both stores have two dock areas. On Google Street view both sides have dry vans.

Two dock areas is common for the bigger super center stores (definitely drop and hook locations). One dock is for grocery, the other for GM or general merchandise. You want grocery, or GRC which is likely stenciled on or below the doors. Same for GM,...it will be stenciled on the GM dock area.

When you get your paperwork, the trip sheet (first sheet of paper) will have explicit directions how to get to the dock and may tell you which side of the store to use for accessing it, "W" side or "t" side. (as in "W"almar"t").

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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