Profile For Brandon S.

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  • Location:
    Orange , VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years ago

Brandon S.'s Bio

CDL school 2004 Since then, Overnight Transportation Oldcastle Glass Hawkins Glass Merchants Grocery Oldcastle Building Envelope

Walmart Private Fleet

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Posted:  4 days ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

Just a little update. I’m getting off the DC daycab and going back out on the road. A year in Dc is enough lol. My wife also is now a transportation coordinator at my transportation office. Everything is going great here at Walmart.

Posted:  4 days ago

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Walmart Journey - Onboarding

Good luck to you! Nervousness is normal, it will keep you aware, but enjoy it. Have fun. I really enjoyed my time at onboarding. It’s not as bad as your mind will convince you it is.

This was a good read! It has answered some of the questions I had a Onboarding in DE. I will be heading there next week March 4th. I will give it my all and try to keep my nerves in check lol. Thank you for the post!

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5/12/22

Today is test day. No more practice. This is what they have been preparing us for all week. Now the nerves have returned. I keep telling myself I’ve done good all week. Why be worried now? But yet, what if today is the day I screw up? What if today is the day I hit a trailer backing up? Or hit a curb on the road trip? Or forget something on the pre trip? The devil has a way of whispering in your ear and trying to rob you of your confidence. But I wasn’t listening to any of that today. First up today, road trip. City route. Really not that bad. Just watch out for the idiots on the road and show your courteous to other drivers. It went well. One down, two to go. Next, pre trip. I got real frazzled with this one. I know every step by heart, I just don’t like racing a clock. I did however get everything and have a few minutes to spare. One more test. Now the backing. No problems with this one either. This also has a time limit as well but for some reason I remain very calm on backing. I just always get out and look and make sure I’m going in right. I get it in no problem. I feel pretty good. I know I did well. We had one driver retake the test Friday, but in the end all 16 passed. It was a good feeling when we heard those words “welcome to Walmart “. I’m looking forward to going to orientation on Monday and beginning my career here. I plan on it being my last.

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Local or OTR?

Home every night for Walmart.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

Been doing D.C. doubles at Walmart for a few months now and it’s going good. Home every night, sleep late in the morning, make breakfast in my own kitchen lol. Sometimes I miss being otr and seeing different places, but I like seeing my grandkids every day. Also, the missus is trying to get in Walmart now as a coordinator. Hopefully that works out. She really wants it. We love Walmart. I have no regrets coming here. Thanks to Turtle and everyone else on here for their advice and encouragement as I went through the hiring process here. Last year was a good one and I’m looking forward to many more here. Y’all stay safe.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

Thanks Anne! Missus says howdy back. Hope y’all are doing well

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Now I’m doing training for running doubles into Washington DC. Pretty interesting. Not as hard as I thought it would be. The hardest part for me is getting used to working nights.

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Hey, Brandon;

So excited for you,man!

Yeah, that's what Tom said, when he went to FX/LH for a bit, back when....not as hard as he thought, either!

In mirroring the guys above, WE WANNA HEAR MORE!

Best wishes; stay safe! Howdy to the missus, also~!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: If only a DC was closer for us . . . the closer one is 'all full up!'

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

Thanks!

Congrats on this Brandon! Safe travels.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

Yep. That’s exactly how we do it. We drop the first trailer at a Walmart in Maryland right before the DC line. The store docks are in the building and very tight, even with a pup. But there are only three stores in DC and one has a regular dock and takes a 53’

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Now I’m doing training for running doubles into Washington DC. Pretty interesting. Not as hard as I thought it would be. The hardest part for me is getting used to working nights.

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Can you give us a rundown on how that works?

Do you drop a trailer before going into DC and then deliver the front first then go back and get the second?

Looking at the WM at 820 1st St you can't get doubles in there so I'm assuming you just get close and then break your set?

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

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I meant to put this photo with my last post.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Walmart journey, take 2

Now I’m doing training for running doubles into Washington DC. Pretty interesting. Not as hard as I thought it would be. The hardest part for me is getting used to working nights.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Walmart Journey - Onboarding

She’s doing great! She’s going to ride with me in the truck for the first time next week. She’s excited.

Brandon;

An added "ps:" ... how's the awesome Mrs. Brandon (Stacey) doing, these days????

Adapting well, I hope! Again, if she ever wants to commensurate with a trucker's wife, email is in my profile!

Just make sure that she puts "Trucking Truth" (etc...) in the subject line. I'm good for replies!!!!

Say hi to her from us / me !!

~ Anne ~

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