Profile For Eric B.

Eric B.'s Info

  • Location:

  • Driving Status:

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Eric B.'s Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

Why Can't All DCs Be Like This

I work for a Wal-Mart DC out west and we also allow overnight parking and parking in general if your out of hours or just want to get some sleep. It's up to the individual DC's if they allow it or not. Took me over 4 years to convince my DC to get parking for you guys.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

15 years in a WAL-MART Central Receiving Office here

double-quotes-start.png

To answer your question about non-English speaking drivers; I'm almost positive that you can bring along a translator during your DMV written and driving test. I could be wrong though. I'll look up the law when I get a chance...

double-quotes-end.png

And I was wrong, concerning Texas anyway since that is where I obtained my CDL. Apparently you only need to be able to understand hand signals. Must be quite frightful for road testers!

https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/translators.htm

I can only imagine lol

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

15 years in a WAL-MART Central Receiving Office here

Yeah some drivers just come in yelling from the very start. Every day I get a call from the guard shack warning me that a driver is coming in screaming. But for the most part the check ins are good. It's not until we pass the 2 hour LOS or take 2 hours to unload 1 pallet or a straight pull that we start to get the heat from the drivers. I've known some of the same drivers, our regulars for over 10 years and have family members that have driven trucks and ask about their life on the road so I sympathise and I'm always on the side of the driver when they have issues that we have created.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

15 years in a WAL-MART Central Receiving Office here

Yes Susan, Wal-Mart is ALWAYS short staffed and its a disservice to you drivers for sure . They seem to like operating on the bare minimum of employees. We are starting to change though. There are a few DC's that unload you, then you leave and we just fax or email the BOL's to your company so your only there for less than an hour. Also, within the next year or so we are going paperless and doing away with lumper fees like what the regional DC's have been doing for awhile now. The vendor sends the BOL in electronically and then we sign the BOL electronically then scan it back to the carrier and vendor.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

15 years in a WAL-MART Central Receiving Office here

Most if not all of the Walmart clerks that your dealing with have never driven a truck and are ignorant and clueless to what you drivers do and this reflects on how many drivers are being treated like crap from Walmart employees. I hear alot of complaints from the DC's in New Mexico as well as alot of the North Eastern USA DC's have customer service problems with drivers. Wal-Mart is a very robotic company to work for. It's how fast we can check you in, but Walmart for the most part, fails at getting you unloaded in a timely manner most of the time. Half of my shift is arguing with drivers and dispatchers as to why we are taking so long to unload.

double-quotes-start.png

Also, If any of you guys have deliveries to Wal-Mart grocery DC's and have questions feel free to ask!

double-quotes-end.png

Why are you guys such a royal pain in the ass?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

15 years in a WAL-MART Central Receiving Office here

I've been working in a Wal-Mart grocery receiving office for almost 15 years now (I know, I know -you grocery drivers probably hate us lol) I check in 60 to 70 drivers a day and have a question. At least 40% of the drivers I check in do not speak or write in English. And can tell you, that if I did not have google translate on my computer, I would not be able to communicate with them in anyway. Majority are from India and speak Pinjab, others from Slavic countries and many from China that can't read or speak or write in English. Question is, how does someone that cannot read or write in English get a CDL? Are these trucking companies bringing them over on a visa or something and just blindly passing them? (We have lots of trailer pullouts and damage here at our facilities, overwhelmingly from Chinese drivers) Are they by-passing CDL training somehow? ( As many of them cannot even pull into our docks let alone reading the dock number they are supposed to be even getting into)

Also, If any of you guys have deliveries to Wal-Mart grocery DC's and have questions feel free to ask!

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More