Walmart Needs Drivers?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Saw this sign right outside the entrance to "my" Walmart near Memphis, TN. I looked for any experience requirements but couldn't find any in the sign itself.

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Mike D.'s Comment
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Saw this sign right outside the entrance to "my" Walmart near Memphis, TN. I looked for any experience requirements but couldn't find any in the sign itself.

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From their web site:

Minimum Qualifications

  • An Interstate (Class A) Commercial Driver's License with Hazmat endorsement (including cleared background check) or will obtain HAZMAT endorsement (with cleared background check) within 120 calendar days of date of hire.
  • A minimum of 30 months experience working in a full-time Class A tractor/trailer driving position in the previous 3 years.
  • No more than two (2) moving violations while operating a personal or commercial motor vehicle in the last three (3) years.
  • No serious traffic violations while operating a commercial motor vehicle in the last three (3) years.
  • No DUI , DWI , OUI, or reckless driving involving alcohol/drugs convictions within the last ten (10) years.
  • No preventable accidents* while operating a commercial motor vehicle in the last three (3) years.
  • No preventable* DOT recordable accidents (collisions resulting in disabling damage and/or immediate medical treatment away from the scene) while operating a commercial motor vehicle in the last ten (10) years.
  • No preventable accidents* resulting in a fatality or catastrophic injury in driving history (commercial motor vehicle).

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
  • DOT:

    Department Of Transportation

    A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

    State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

    Interstate:

    Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

    DUI:

    Driving Under the Influence

    DWI:

    Driving While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Saw this sign right outside the entrance to "my" Walmart near Memphis, TN. I looked for any experience requirements but couldn't find any in the sign itself.

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I checked two openings

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I must have clicked submit too soon

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BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Mike found this:

• A minimum of 30 months experience working in a full-time Class A tractor/trailer driving position in the previous 3 years.

I knew that down inside they didn't want newbies. But when I checked a year or so ago the experience requirement was five years. Dropping the needed experience by two years, and advertising with signs at the store entrances does show they're hard up for drivers.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Mike found this:

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• A minimum of 30 months experience working in a full-time Class A tractor/trailer driving position in the previous 3 years.

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I knew that down inside they didn't want newbies. But when I checked a year or so ago the experience requirement was five years. Dropping the needed experience by two years, and advertising with signs at the store entrances does show they're hard up for drivers.

Looks like a nice gig, for sure

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G-Town's Comment
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James Daniel shared...

Walmart has a new lower pay scheme for new drivers.

Some Youtube links:

"Walmart announces pay decreases for new drivers hired after October 2 , 2017."

Walmart Drivers Pay cut Walmart Transportation tells senior drivers to “ Endorse it “ (with audio)

That’s not that new...

WMPF drivers average 86k annually. FACT.

They lowered starting pay a while ago, but it doesn’t remain lower once a driver proves themselves.

No matter what company you drive for, it’s all about performance; starts there and ends there. I know several experienced, 20+ year top-performing Walmart drivers knocking down 100k annually, pristine on-time delivery records, no accidents and 2 million or more miles in the 1st seat.

Do not take Career Advice From the Wrong People.

Old School's Comment
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No matter what company you drive for, it’s all about performance; starts there and ends there.

Folks, I can't stress this enough. You all know I work for a "Mega Carrier." There are folks working on the same account as I do who were making the same "rate" of pay as me yet earning half the gross pay. Without going into details, because I've been asked not to reveal them, I recently was given a new pay package that is just over the top as far as I'm concerned. It's excellent pay, and it was explained to me that it is all based on my "well established track record" with the company.

I've got to tell you, I'm completely unfamiliar with that guy in the video, "The Trucker's Coach," but he sounds to me like the typical terminal rat who has some issues of his own that need to be dealt with. Success in this business is all about you. It begins there and ends there. The losers in this game are always focused on pay rates and company reputations, and they can never get themselves into the upper levels of success and rewards because they have chosen an approach that never leads them to the proper destination. It's like leaving Dallas, TX on I-20 East and expecting that to take you to San Diego, CA - it's never going to happen.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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James Daniel shared...

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Walmart has a new lower pay scheme for new drivers.

Some Youtube links:

"Walmart announces pay decreases for new drivers hired after October 2 , 2017."

Walmart Drivers Pay cut Walmart Transportation tells senior drivers to “ Endorse it “ (with audio)

double-quotes-end.png

That’s not that new...

WMPF drivers average 86k annually. FACT.

They lowered starting pay a while ago, but it doesn’t remain lower once a driver proves themselves.

No matter what company you drive for, it’s all about performance; starts there and ends there. I know several experienced, 20+ year top-performing Walmart drivers knocking down 100k annually, pristine on-time delivery records, no accidents and 2 million or more miles in the 1st seat.

Do not take Career Advice From the Wrong People.

Actually, they are advertising $86,000 per year in year one.

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