Wal Mart Parking

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Mark P.'s Comment
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Got a message on Qualcomm yesterday that no Prime trucks were allowed to park overnight in Wal Mart store parking lots effective immediately. Has anyone driving for other carriers heard anything similar? Or did Prime do something so awful that they were singled out...?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Old School's Comment
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Mark, it might not be what you're thinking. It could be that Prime has had a lot of their equipment vandalized while parked at Walmart. I don't know what's going on but there could be a lot of different reasons. I remember Daniel B having his trailer "tagged" with spray paint while parked at a Walmart.

Mark P.'s Comment
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Mark, it might not be what you're thinking. It could be that Prime has had a lot of their equipment vandalized while parked at Walmart. I don't know what's going on but there could be a lot of different reasons. I remember Daniel B having his trailer "tagged" with spray paint while parked at a Walmart.

Guess I should elaborate that the message included the fact that a driver had been issued several hundred Dollars to get his truck out of impound. But good info - guess I have been lucky and only parked in relatively crime free areas.

G-Town's Comment
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Mark, it might not be what you're thinking. It could be that Prime has had a lot of their equipment vandalized while parked at Walmart. I don't know what's going on but there could be a lot of different reasons. I remember Daniel B having his trailer "tagged" with spray paint while parked at a Walmart.

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Guess I should elaborate that the message included the fact that a driver had been issued several hundred Dollars to get his truck out of impound. But good info - guess I have been lucky and only parked in relatively crime free areas.

There are some WMs because of local ordinances that prohibit overnight truck parking and also may have noise ordinances. Even though I run Walmart Deficated, I always inform the manager on duty that I am breaking in his lot.

Carl S.'s Comment
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Mark, I got the same message on my QC last night. Dispatch had to advance him $500 to get his truck out of impound. My understanding is that this just counts for the Walmart in Springfield near the terminal. From what I hear drivers have been a bit disrespectful to the look regarding "Trash".

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Mark, it might not be what you're thinking. It could be that Prime has had a lot of their equipment vandalized while parked at Walmart. I don't know what's going on but there could be a lot of different reasons. I remember Daniel B having his trailer "tagged" with spray paint while parked at a Walmart.

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Guess I should elaborate that the message included the fact that a driver had been issued several hundred Dollars to get his truck out of impound. But good info - guess I have been lucky and only parked in relatively crime free areas.

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There are some WMs because of local ordinances that prohibit overnight truck parking and also may have noise ordinances. Even though I run Walmart Deficated, I always inform the manager on duty that I am breaking in his lot.

Arg! I meant "dedicated". Auto fill, I hate it. Sorry, OMG! I will crawl into the closest hole now...

Steve_HBG's Comment
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News reports from Wisconsin indicate that both the Walmart Distribution Center and the Walmart Supercenter in Beaver Dam have banned all truck parking, except for drivers making scheduled deliveries to the Centers, effective December 12, 2015. The reason cited included damage to vegetation, concrete curbs, parking lots, and traffic signs.

The above news adds to the growing list of Walmarts that prohibit overnight truck parking. Is this a nationally growing practice? Does this country need more truck stops or larger ones? I'm not sure there's an answer, but I do share the same concerns that Mark posed...

So, Mark, as Old School has mentioned, the reason Prime issued the notice may not be what you're thinking.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anchorman's Comment
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Mark P.'s Comment
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Mark, it might not be what you're thinking. It could be that Prime has had a lot of their equipment vandalized while parked at Walmart. I don't know what's going on but there could be a lot of different reasons. I remember Daniel B having his trailer "tagged" with spray paint while parked at a Walmart.

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Guess I should elaborate that the message included the fact that a driver had been issued several hundred Dollars to get his truck out of impound. But good info - guess I have been lucky and only parked in relatively crime free areas.

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There are some WMs because of local ordinances that prohibit overnight truck parking and also may have noise ordinances. Even though I run Walmart Deficated, I always inform the manager on duty that I am breaking in his lot.

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Arg! I meant "dedicated". Auto fill, I hate it. Sorry, OMG! I will crawl into the closest hole now...

Really glad I didn't have a mouthful of food when I read that. I will never be able to look at a dedicated route the same way again.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

G-Town's Comment
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Mark, it might not be what you're thinking. It could be that Prime has had a lot of their equipment vandalized while parked at Walmart. I don't know what's going on but there could be a lot of different reasons. I remember Daniel B having his trailer "tagged" with spray paint while parked at a Walmart.

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Guess I should elaborate that the message included the fact that a driver had been issued several hundred Dollars to get his truck out of impound. But good info - guess I have been lucky and only parked in relatively crime free areas.

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There are some WMs because of local ordinances that prohibit overnight truck parking and also may have noise ordinances. Even though I run Walmart Deficated, I always inform the manager on duty that I am breaking in his lot.

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Arg! I meant "dedicated". Auto fill, I hate it. Sorry, OMG! I will crawl into the closest hole now...

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Really glad I didn't have a mouthful of food when I read that. I will never be able to look at a dedicated route the same way again.

Sorry Mark. Freudian slip, to make it even worse it's dedicated grocery.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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