Walmart Needs Drivers?

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G-Town's Comment
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Grumpy...

It’s an average. The relevance to this thread is again; no matter the company the pay is performance based. There is no getting around that.

Starting base pay used to be close to 90k, but it was when they required 36 months of safe driving.

A rookie driver cannot drive for WMPF. If that’s your desired career path; drive “Dedicated” for one of Walmart’s transportation partners like Swift, USX or Schneider. Put the 3 years in with one of them and then seek direct employment with WMPF doing the exact same job.

Although it’s not formally adverstised, those two openings were already earmarked for drivers they already knew, or someone with safe retail or grocery delivery experience over their 30 months minimum.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy...

It’s an average. The relevance to this thread is again; no matter the company the pay is performance based. There is no getting around that.

Starting base pay used to be close to 90k, but it was when they required 36 months of safe driving.

A rookie driver cannot drive for WMPF. If that’s your desired career path; drive “Dedicated” for one of Walmart’s transportation partners like Swift, USX or Schneider. Put the 3 years in with one of them and then seek direct employment with WMPF doing the exact same job.

Although it’s not formally adverstised, those two openings were already earmarked for drivers they already knew, or someone with safe retail or grocery delivery experience over their 30 months minimum.

Oh, I wasn't arguing that point. They (any company) could pay $1/mile, and if you don't perform, you could still end up with a crappy paycheck. One of the things I like about this career, is you are paid for what you DO, not what someone THINKS you do. The better you perform, the better you are paid. As it should be.

And no, that is not my desired path, unless things don't work out with Wolding, and in that case, I would have to follow the path you outlined, of course. I am a firm believer in "dance with the one that brought you", to paraphrase an old saying. Wolding gave me a shot, and until and unless that doesn't work out, I have no plans to jump to a different company. In my mind, at least, they gave me their word that assuming I pass all the required steps, they would give me a job, and the routes and home time we discussed. As long as they keep their word, I feel that I gave my word to come work for them in exchange. I may be old fashioned, but I have always honored my word. If I say I will do something, you can take it to the bank. I'll do it, or die trying.

Though I will admit, I am getting forgetful in my old age, so you might want to make me write it down first, these days. :)

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Grumpy...

It’s an average. The relevance to this thread is again; no matter the company the pay is performance based. There is no getting around that.

Starting base pay used to be close to 90k, but it was when they required 36 months of safe driving.

A rookie driver cannot drive for WMPF. If that’s your desired career path; drive “Dedicated” for one of Walmart’s transportation partners like Swift, USX or Schneider. Put the 3 years in with one of them and then seek direct employment with WMPF doing the exact same job.

Although it’s not formally adverstised, those two openings were already earmarked for drivers they already knew, or someone with safe retail or grocery delivery experience over their 30 months minimum.

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Oh, I wasn't arguing that point. They (any company) could pay $1/mile, and if you don't perform, you could still end up with a crappy paycheck. One of the things I like about this career, is you are paid for what you DO, not what someone THINKS you do. The better you perform, the better you are paid. As it should be.

And no, that is not my desired path, unless things don't work out with Wolding, and in that case, I would have to follow the path you outlined, of course. I am a firm believer in "dance with the one that brought you", to paraphrase an old saying. Wolding gave me a shot, and until and unless that doesn't work out, I have no plans to jump to a different company. In my mind, at least, they gave me their word that assuming I pass all the required steps, they would give me a job, and the routes and home time we discussed. As long as they keep their word, I feel that I gave my word to come work for them in exchange. I may be old fashioned, but I have always honored my word. If I say I will do something, you can take it to the bank. I'll do it, or die trying.

Though I will admit, I am getting forgetful in my old age, so you might want to make me write it down first, these days. :)

All good Grumpy...please realize my reply is to everyone who might be reading this.

I applaud your thoughts on the company you started with. I am proof that can be advantageous and desirable. In March I’ll be 6 years in with Swift.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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