A Day In The Life Of A Walmart Dedicated Driver

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Thanks, G-town. Interesting reading!

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks, G-town. Interesting reading!

You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read it and glad you enjoyed it. Not every day is like that one...but I'd say the majority of my days are good.

David John's Comment
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Very enjoyable read (and thread). Thank you G-Town!

RealDiehl's Comment
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Pitchers throw a no-hitter once in awhile...I guess that's a driver's equivalent.

78 to 61 to 81...I'm there in Pottsville about 5 times a month delivering reefer loads from Taylor Farms in south Jersey. They finish unloading me around 11:00am so I avoid 61 on the way home. I take 81 south to 78 east instead. You are right, the scenery is wonderful!

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A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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RealDiehl wrote:

Pitchers throw a no-hitter once in awhile...I guess that's a driver's equivalent.

78 to 61 to 81...I'm there in Pottsville about 5 times a month delivering reefer loads from Taylor Farms in south Jersey. They finish unloading me around 11:00am so I avoid 61 on the way home. I take 81 south to 78 east instead. You are right, the scenery is wonderful!

Tell me who you driving for; I’ll start looking for you. I usually drive past the wet-side receiving docks on my way to the drop lot, so if you are there, I’ll see yah.

If at all possible, I too avoid 61 between St. Clare and Hamburg. Depending on the run, they will route south on 81 to 78 and pay for the additional 20 miles.

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A refrigerated trailer.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Hey, G-Town. I drive for U.S.Xpress, usually pulling a leased reefer unit (Xtra). Like I said, I'm there about 5 times a month. There are 5 other DC's I bounce around to and I never know where I'm going until a day before. Today was Bedford, tomorrow will be Johnstown, NY. Pottsville is usually a 7-7:30 appointment. There's probably someone from the account there pretty much every day. My truck is a 2018 cascadia, #82102. Holler if you see me when I'm not taking a nap.

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A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Cool beans!

FliteRisk 's Comment
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G-Town, this was a great read. A dedicated Walmart gig sounds like something I would like. I am also in Walmart everyday with the wife!! I live maybe like 10 mins from the swift terminal in WV. That’s what made me look at swift as well. Not sure if that means anything by being that close to one though.

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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.

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