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Returning to driving after 3 years ...thankful to God for my amazing life.

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Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

I got the story from dispatch...I am doing the same thing..I don't actually work for walmart..just the occasional delivery for them..

Sharon were you fired? No? Okay perfect, then go about your business as usual. Do you have all the details of what exactly transpired or just rumors?

These drivers that pulled a trailer from the door that had rollers or pallets still inside....did they bring those back to the DC? If they did as they were instructed (banging on sides, checking dockplate is down etc.), seen there was an issue (not empty) and still took trailer well I'd say that's their own fault. If i were dispatched to do a trailer move or grab an empty and it had stuff in there that wasn't supposed to be I'd be verifying with the store or my dispatcher before I do anything else. I've never pulled any freight for Wal-Mart so I'm not aware of their policies. To me this seems like common sense isn't so common anymore and they goofed up. If your company is contracted with Wal-Mart I'd assume these drivers still have a job but they're not allowed to pull WM loads anymore. However, I still feel you're making a big deal out of something that doesn't affect you. If you ever run into an issue that you felt you weren't trained for call you dispatcher or better yet communicate on your ELD so it's in writing.

I work for a grocery chain and nearly daily I'm hooking up to a trailer that's still being loaded. Company policy is after you get the green light walk to make sure dock plate is up and door is closed. Then I need to verify by looking at pallet tags it has the correct stores on it. If I leave the gate with the wrong trailer regardless of how far I get I believe it's 1 week suspension, and 2nd within a rolling year is termination but I could be wrong. It really isn't difficult to make sure you're doing something correctly, And make a phone call/walk inside to shipping and get clarification. How long have you been doing the Walmart loads? Have you run into any issues? What company do you drive for?

Again, I think you're making a bigger deal out of something than you need to. I didn't see any issue with Packrats initial comment yet you're getting so defensive about these drivers getting fired when I guarantee you don't have the whole story.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

Sharon

How much experience do you have? Your whining about five guys that got fired shows that you have less experience than you are leading us to believe. Do you have one year? 3 years? 3 years you're still learning what goes on out on the road. 10 years? If you have that much experience, then you know it's none of your business whether these five guys got rightfully fired or not. If you're one of the five then I can see you asking. But you're talking about five other guys so again I'm going to tell you it's none of your business. If you want to get trained you ask for it for yourself. Those guys will land on their feet at another company. Their DAC record will probably have an annotation of not following company policy. When they go to another company and get asked about it they can give as much or as little information as they want.

As for PackRat, he wasn't wrong. For you to make comments about his heart transplant was very inappropriate. For as little as I like beards, that's actually a nice looking clean beard. However, it still doesn't have anything to do with the topic at hand, which is you are being nosy about other people's business and becoming contentious when presented with factual information.

Oh yes, I do know about being fired. I violated company policy and May 9th was out of a job. I talked to a company and told them that I had plans for Memorial weekend and I could come to them shortly after that. They didn't even care to know what my violation of company policy was, but I told them anyway. Some companies are fussier, but many are still dating to fill trucks and as long as you didn't roll a truck, get too many tickets or kill somebody in an accident, a person can find a job pretty readily.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

First of all..I just heard about 5 drivers being dismissed today..not sure if they are all from my company..inside the walmart office..they have signs about all the accidents this year..I was just concerned about companies that hire outside companies and give those drivers little to no training about how their company functions and no procedure or direction..I am not playing victim because of that concern and don't appreciate the bullying and unkind remarks...

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Why the attack rat...what the heck...

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Yeah.

Your previous post from more than a year prior was, "Overweight and Punished". Now Walmart is The Bad Guy?

One question for you: how much responsibility do you put on yourself as the driver?

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Attack? Facts is what I deal in here. No apology that I didn't jump on the bashwagon with you. I did the same gig as Jamie, just with Crete out of the Cheyenne DC in 2021 for six months. I never pulled a trailer from a dock until a team leader or manager giving me a verbal "okay" beforehand.

My own orientation for contracting for WM loads was very brief, too. I asked lots of questions on anything that was not clear, though. I wrote down lots of notes, too. I still write down lots of notes. If there is ever a doubt, there is no doubt.

You wrote that five drivers had been dismissed. Which were you, number one or number five? If I was aware of others being fired, you can bet I'd be extra vigilant and not taking any shortcuts. Sounds like a serious infraction to me, similar to some videos I've watched on line. The "I hope nobody is in there when I pull out of the dock" excuse is 100% wrong at any customer.

Good luck.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

I'll say that to your face in any city of the country...I ain't scared of a man who hides behind that much beard...

Oh yes..one more thing..I think it's time you got another transplant..because you, sir, are heartless!!!!!!

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First of all..I just found out about this today...I am concerned that drivers are being thrown into situations and not given proper training because they aren't technically company drivers...please stop being a jerk...not everyone is a perfect driver like yourself...

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Why the attack rat...what the heck...

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Yeah.

Your previous post from more than a year prior was, "Overweight and Punished". Now Walmart is The Bad Guy?

One question for you: how much responsibility do you put on yourself as the driver?

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Attack? Facts is what I deal in here. No apology that I didn't jump on the bashwagon with you. I did the same gig as Jamie, just with Crete out of the Cheyenne DC in 2021 for six months. I never pulled a trailer from a dock until a team leader or manager giving me a verbal "okay" beforehand.

My own orientation for contracting for WM loads was very brief, too. I asked lots of questions on anything that was not clear, though. I wrote down lots of notes, too. I still write down lots of notes. If there is ever a doubt, there is no doubt.

You wrote that five drivers had been dismissed. Which were you, number one or number five? If I was aware of others being fired, you can bet I'd be extra vigilant and not taking any shortcuts. Sounds like a serious infraction to me, similar to some videos I've watched on line. The "I hope nobody is in there when I pull out of the dock" excuse is 100% wrong at any customer.

Good luck.

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Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

Oh yes..one more thing..I think it's time you got another transplant..because you, sir, are heartless!!!!!!

First of all..I just found out about this today...I am concerned that drivers are being thrown into situations and not given proper training because they aren't technically company drivers...please stop being a jerk...not everyone is a perfect driver like yourself...

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Why the attack rat...what the heck...

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Yeah.

Your previous post from more than a year prior was, "Overweight and Punished". Now Walmart is The Bad Guy?

One question for you: how much responsibility do you put on yourself as the driver?

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Attack? Facts is what I deal in here. No apology that I didn't jump on the bashwagon with you. I did the same gig as Jamie, just with Crete out of the Cheyenne DC in 2021 for six months. I never pulled a trailer from a dock until a team leader or manager giving me a verbal "okay" beforehand.

My own orientation for contracting for WM loads was very brief, too. I asked lots of questions on anything that was not clear, though. I wrote down lots of notes, too. I still write down lots of notes. If there is ever a doubt, there is no doubt.

You wrote that five drivers had been dismissed. Which were you, number one or number five? If I was aware of others being fired, you can bet I'd be extra vigilant and not taking any shortcuts. Sounds like a serious infraction to me, similar to some videos I've watched on line. The "I hope nobody is in there when I pull out of the dock" excuse is 100% wrong at any customer.

Good luck.

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Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

First of all..I just found out about this today...I am concerned that drivers are being thrown into situations and not given proper training because they aren't technically company drivers...please stop being a jerk...not everyone is a perfect driver like yourself...

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Why the attack rat...what the heck...

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Yeah.

Your previous post from more than a year prior was, "Overweight and Punished". Now Walmart is The Bad Guy?

One question for you: how much responsibility do you put on yourself as the driver?

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Attack? Facts is what I deal in here. No apology that I didn't jump on the bashwagon with you. I did the same gig as Jamie, just with Crete out of the Cheyenne DC in 2021 for six months. I never pulled a trailer from a dock until a team leader or manager giving me a verbal "okay" beforehand.

My own orientation for contracting for WM loads was very brief, too. I asked lots of questions on anything that was not clear, though. I wrote down lots of notes, too. I still write down lots of notes. If there is ever a doubt, there is no doubt.

You wrote that five drivers had been dismissed. Which were you, number one or number five? If I was aware of others being fired, you can bet I'd be extra vigilant and not taking any shortcuts. Sounds like a serious infraction to me, similar to some videos I've watched on line. The "I hope nobody is in there when I pull out of the dock" excuse is 100% wrong at any customer.

Good luck.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

I remember asking how do we verify an mt trailer..they said bang the sides and make sure the deck plate isn't engaged..that was it...except for live deliveries..go inside...I had talked to the dispatch about tra├Čning....no go...

We have to walk to the back of our trailers and make sure the door is closed and either the safety chain is up or the door on the dock is closed before we pull a trailer from the door. If you don't, and the trailer isn't closed it's basically an automatic firing since it can get someone hurt or killed.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

No...mine didnt...I'm sure the 5 drivers dismissed probably received the same one...

The handbook they provided didn't go over any more details about how they handle things? Just curious

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

Their drivers get the good training...brokered ones..not..

When I pulled dedicated for Walmart out of North Platte, NE. Their policy was to verify the trailer is empty by talking to the store manager or someone who would let you in the back door, so stuff like this wouldn't happen. Because sometimes they close the docks before fully unloading the trailer, and this kind of stuff happens. Walmart takes safety very serious.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

Why the attack rat...what the heck...

Yeah.

Your previous post from more than a year prior was, "Overweight and Punished". Now Walmart is The Bad Guy?

One question for you: how much responsibility do you put on yourself as the driver?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired from walmart...

The company I work for has been using some of our drivers to run trailers for Walmart.. Walmart gave each driver a 15 minute video, a handbook, and explained when dropping a loaded trailer at the store in order to pick up an empty make sure you bang on the sides and check to make sure the dock plate isn't attached before hooking.. Five drivers have been dismissed from Walmart for pulling out of docks with those silver rollers inside... Walmart never explained this to our drivers... only hit the sides to make sure no one is inside and the dockplate isn't attached..pull up and make sure it's mt...then lock the door... honestly, I just don't know what to say when drivers who are not accustomed to this type of work are thrown into a situation, trained at the bare minimum, mess up and then thrown out...

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Overweight and punished

Thank you...my dispatch told me yesterday i wouldn't get in trouble...now he is turning it on me saying because of my attitude..i have to sit..and wait for them to send someone to get the load....no layover pay...i have done nothing wrong...

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...my dispatch didn't like my concern and said he could just have me turn in my truck...i am so saddened to be treated like this..i am a great employee...

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If a dispatcher is forcing me to run, or to turn in my truck and quit...my next call would be to the safety department. But, that's just me.

Make sure you document all conversations you have with anyone about this. Based on what you're saying, it sounds like your dispatcher may need to have a "Come to Jesus" meeting with Safety...unless the whole company could care less.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Overweight and punished

I am overweight..the catscale is: 11460 34840 33800 80100..i have less than 1/2 tank of fuel and more than 700 miles to go...the shipper cannot take off only unload completely...my dispatch is mad at me because i won't roll...they won't cover the overload ticket...there is an open scale house either side of me...now i am being punished..and told that i will have to wait for them to send another driver to take my load...i don't want to drive illegal..never had this issue before...not sure what to do...my dispatch didn't like my concern and said he could just have me turn in my truck...i am so saddened to be treated like this..i am a great employee...

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Maximum shipper weight

Thank you. I picked up a load that is heavier than any load I've ever carried before and of course in the area of Vermont I picked up at there isn't a scale around anywhere.... Just concerned about my load....I don't want an overload ticket but some of these areas are just vacant of scales...and yes I will definitely do that next time I'm empty... And I will check out the information tools

Sharon, the math is fairly simple. The next time you have an empty trailer go fill your fuel tanks and weigh your truck and trailer together. For our example let's just say it weighs 35,000 pounds.

Okay here's the math:

80,000 - 35,000 = 45,000

That tells you that you can't put over 45,000 pounds in the trailer.

We've got some excellent teaching tools about weights and balances in our High Road CDL Training Program. You really should go through that section. It will help you earn a lot more money out here by not wasting time on getting your loads balanced.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Maximum shipper weight

I pull a 53-foot dry van trailer... I know the total weight cannot be more than 80,000 lb. But, when going to the shipper and I look at their weight on the paperwork how do I know if it's going to be over? What is the maximum total weight on the paperwork that will keep me legal. Thank you.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Truck stop tire gauges/coolers

Thank you..

I use a Coleman 12V cooler. I've had four so far since these don't last forever. Keeps everything cold when in use. I tie mine in the passenger seat, around the seat back with parachute cord. It's never come out of the seat.

Shop around for when these go on sale, as I've seen prices from $89 - $139. Don't waste points unnecessarily.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Truck stop tire gauges/coolers

Thank you.... 12 volt cooler for sure

Get a "stick" style. The truck stop will have the correct range (goes up to 150 psi). Also, the end will have two valve fittings. Ge tthe one witht eh fittings "bent" to each other. The "straight" fittings seem to be hard to push onto the tire.

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When you say "cooler" are you thinking of a picnic cooler for ice or a 12voild\t one? I had a Coleman 12v cooler from Walmart. The cooler worked but the fan kept stopping. I finally got a supply of fuses to replace. I don't know the quality of the 12 volt coolers at truck stops, but they re there!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Truck stop tire gauges/coolers

My points are building up at the pilot / flying j... Would like to purchase a tire gauge and a cooler..any suggestions...there are many different tire gauges to choose from and honestly I'm not sure where to begin

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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5th wheel slide on automatic

I am driving a 2018 international automatic. it seems when I am hauling heavy loads I can only put in around 40 to 50 gallons of fuel in at a time to stay legal. my fifth wheel is set two pins from the front and I was thinking if I moved it at least one more that might give me more flexibility with the fuel. now do I actually drive my tractor forward or backwards or is it just like adjusting the drive and the trailer axle? Thank you very much.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Western Express orientation Ashland Virginia

Thank you...I am doing dry van. I am happy to be back in the driver's seat. I am originally from North Carolina....my grown kids still live in Ohio ..

Congrats, Sharon. Takes a heckuva woman to do this; that's awesome!! Are you going flatbed side? Just curious. I'm here in Ohio, I can shout out to your kids when I ride with my hubby, LoL~! :) (Are you originally from here?)

Best wishes all around; fellow female.

Anne

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