A Day In The Life Of A Walmart Dedicated Driver

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Dean R.'s Comment
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Wow! That was a busy day! Even though I'll be Schneider instead of Swift I bet the experience will be similar. Alas I'm in the flats of Illinois so the scenery might not be as pretty.

G-Town's Comment
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This was my first time reading this g-town. Great description! I hope you are still killing it and having fun.

Thank you Sir.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow! That was a busy day! Even though I'll be Schneider instead of Swift I bet the experience will be similar. Alas I'm in the flats of Illinois so the scenery might not be as pretty.

Indeed it will be. I’ve written a lot about my Walmart experience. If you search on my name and Walmart there is more info that could help you.

Good luck. Don’t be shy if you have any questions. We are here to help.

John M.'s Comment
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Wow! That was a busy day! Even though I'll be Schneider instead of Swift I bet the experience will be similar. Alas I'm in the flats of Illinois so the scenery might not be as pretty.

That was a great read in and of itself and moreso for me because I recently turned down a Walmart dedicated position (the dc they offered was nowhere near the house) and have been wondering what Ive been missing. Sounds like I made the right call lol. Much respect for what you do. I know your post was made a long time ago but I just found it and this forum recently.

John M.'s Comment
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Wow! That was a busy day! Even though I'll be Schneider instead of Swift I bet the experience will be similar. Alas I'm in the flats of Illinois so the scenery might not be as pretty.

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That was a great read in and of itself and moreso for me because I recently turned down a Walmart dedicated position (the dc they offered was nowhere near the house) and have been wondering what Ive been missing. Sounds like I made the right call lol. Much respect for what you do. I know your post was made a long time ago but I just found it and this forum recently.

Hmmm I thought I had quoted the op. Not sure if we can edit posts. Oh well.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I recently turned down a Walmart dedicated position (the dc they offered was nowhere near the house)

Just a heads up, that doesn't mean too much. A member here, Jamie, did Walmart dedicated with Crete. The DC he ran out of was North Platte Nebraska and he lives in Arkansas. He said when it was time for hometime Crete would assign him an OTR load. He eventually went back OTR because he said it was sometimes difficult getting it to work out satisfactory, however there are options if you don't live near the DC and that gig interests you.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

John M.'s Comment
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I recently turned down a Walmart dedicated position (the dc they offered was nowhere near the house)

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Just a heads up, that doesn't mean too much. A member here, Jamie, did Walmart dedicated with Crete. The DC he ran out of was North Platte Nebraska and he lives in Arkansas. He said when it was time for hometime Crete would assign him an OTR load. He eventually went back OTR because he said it was sometimes difficult getting it to work out satisfactory, however there are options if you don't live near the DC and that gig interests you.

Hmm did not know that. At the time it seemed like a non starter, they offered Seymour IN and I live in Mobile AL lol. That being said my gut said no even if the dc had been reasonably closer. I actually like otr and the pay seemed like a push. Woulda been nice to try it out for a week though.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jim D. (Senior Speed)'s Comment
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Hi G-Town, I absolutely enjoyed, A Day In The Life Of A Walmart Dedicated Driver!

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