Looking To Better My Position

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Chad B.'s Comment
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In September I will be in this business for 2 years. I run a dedicated Walmart account for Schneider in Ohio, pa and West Virginia. I made 62k my first year and I'm on target for 74k this year. I have all the basic benefits and will receive an extra paid week after2 years. It's 100% no touch freight.

I'm looking to potentially better my position with 2 years experience. The only potential suitors I see right now are Walmart company drivers and potentially Sheetz or source one tankers.

Any suggestions or advice on bettering my position? Not just pay but the complete benefits package.

Thanks in advance.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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If you enjoy doing Walmart, I would get the 6 more months than apply to Walmart. Even try applying now. They may take you without the required 30 months.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I would look into LTL companies. You can make a ton of money in that sector and be home all the time.

Also look into driving for UPS or FedEx, though I don't know how many company drivers FedEx has these days versus the subcontracting companies they're using. You'll want to talk to some FedEx guys about that.


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
G-Town's Comment
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Let me guess??? Are you in Bedford Pa?

Anyway, if you really want to be a Walmart Private Fleet driver I concur with Patrick's suggestion. Leveraging your existing driving record (if it's stellar) with one of Walmart's transportation partners, actually gives you a much greater chance than other applicants.

The other suggestion I can offer, is be totally transparent with your current driver management. I know that might seem odd, but the moment you apply to WMPF, they will inquire about you, letting the cat out of the bag so to speak. If you are open about it, there are no surprises, plus it gives your current employer an opportunity to understand how they might be able to keep you. You are on a tough account, high turnover and failure rates. Schneider will likely try to keep you because you are a proven, reliable resource.

Think about what you really want at this point. I've been through this with Swift about 3 years ago...same account, similar motivation. I'm still there, no intention of changing anything.

Good luck.

Chad B.'s Comment
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I'm currently driving out of Wintersville. I definitely appreciate all the advice.

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