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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift walmart dedicated out of Grandview

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So obviously I'm gonna mostly be at Walmart docks, but for backhauls, would i be stopping at another company's docks? Also do Walmart's let you sleep in their lots usually? Either way thank you! I'll update you when it comes time for me to upgrade

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I’ve had weeks where every dispatch has a backhaul, others none, it varies. But I ask for runs with a backhaul; why? Because 9x out of 10 the return “deadhead leg” of a trip on an interstate will route you past one of WM’s vendors. Most are within a couple of easy miles off the interstate or major highway, so IMO backhauls are easy money. Most are drop and hook (the loads are ready for p/u) and rarely require more than an hour of extra time.

Some backhauls allow overnight parking, most do not. After a while you’ll develop a list of places to stop in the event there are not enough hours to make it back to the DC. As Daniel indicated most stores allow overnight parking and have specific instructions on the trip sheet you receive with each dispatch. To maximize earning potential, getting back to the DC every day is key, so the next day staters with a stopped clock.

It took me about 3 months before I really understood how to efficiently “run” on the Walmart Account. Be patient and don’t rush, keeping in mind there are people willing to help out; both DLs and Sr. drivers.

I’ll post a couple of links on the subject when I have a chance...

Be safe today gang!

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All right so terrible news, the swift contract with Walmart in Grandview is ending in 90 days and we learned that during my training. So I suppose I'll have to find something else afterwards. I was thinking James J. Williams since I live in spokane. They only require 3 months of experience. HR is coming by the DC on Monday, so maybe they'll have something with more home time but I don't want to go OTR. Also I've been doing meat and produce and the weird sleep schedule is killing me

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I wonder whats going on with Walmart and Swift? The Mccarren Acct is ending too.

Yeah I guess they're actively losing money? I decided on staying with swift but as a team driver. Currently looking for one. Until then they have a western 11 kraft dedicated that I'll probably do.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift walmart dedicated out of Grandview

Manny replied:

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So obviously I'm gonna mostly be at Walmart docks, but for backhauls, would i be stopping at another company's docks? Also do Walmart's let you sleep in their lots usually? Either way thank you! I'll update you when it comes time for me to upgrade

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I’ve had weeks where every dispatch has a backhaul, others none, it varies. But I ask for runs with a backhaul; why? Because 9x out of 10 the return “deadhead leg” of a trip on an interstate will route you past one of WM’s vendors. Most are within a couple of easy miles off the interstate or major highway, so IMO backhauls are easy money. Most are drop and hook (the loads are ready for p/u) and rarely require more than an hour of extra time.

Some backhauls allow overnight parking, most do not. After a while you’ll develop a list of places to stop in the event there are not enough hours to make it back to the DC. As Daniel indicated most stores allow overnight parking and have specific instructions on the trip sheet you receive with each dispatch. To maximize earning potential, getting back to the DC every day is key, so the next day staters with a stopped clock.

It took me about 3 months before I really understood how to efficiently “run” on the Walmart Account. Be patient and don’t rush, keeping in mind there are people willing to help out; both DLs and Sr. drivers.

I’ll post a couple of links on the subject when I have a chance...

Be safe today gang!

All right so terrible news, the swift contract with Walmart in Grandview is ending in 90 days and we learned that during my training. So I suppose I'll have to find something else afterwards. I was thinking James J. Williams since I live in spokane. They only require 3 months of experience. HR is coming by the DC on Monday, so maybe they'll have something with more home time but I don't want to go OTR. Also I've been doing meat and produce and the weird sleep schedule is killing me

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Swift walmart dedicated out of Grandview

To elaborate on what Danielsahn wrote:

You will have anywhere from 1 stop (occasionally) to 5-stops and anything in-between. The last stop is often a vendor backhaul. Reefers are always live-unload (about 35-45 minutes per stop), dry is live unload, frequently last stop is drop & hook.

So obviously I'm gonna mostly be at Walmart docks, but for backhauls, would i be stopping at another company's docks? Also do Walmart's let you sleep in their lots usually? Either way thank you! I'll update you when it comes time for me to upgrade

And thanks all!

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Swift walmart dedicated out of Grandview

Anyone have experience with the Walmart dedicated account out of Grandview WA? For swift. I'm starting on that account after my mentorship. I've searched around and have seen a lot of Walmart dedicated threads, but the vast majority are in the NE region. But yeah, if anyone has any tips or experience, I'd like to hear them! Thanks

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