Getting A Lot Of Walmart Loads With Prime

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Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m starting to feel like I work for Walmart rather than Prime. Been to 7 in the last five days and picked up load this morning and yes I’m headed back to Walmart.

Splitter's Comment
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I’m starting to feel like I work for Walmart rather than Prime. Been to 7 in the last five days and picked up load this morning and yes I’m headed back to Walmart.

The part that I can't stand about delivering to Walmart is their insanely stupid rule that you can't show up more than 1 hour early from your appointment time. But you have to be in the receiving office within that hour that you have to time perfectly. Not considering the traffic to get there, lack of parking near their DCs & the line if trucks waiting fo check in at the guard shack. I couldn't believe it when my FM advised me that Prime will get FINED if we get there more than 1 hour early.

Thankfully, I've found a few that would allow 2 hours leeway. But how is being early a punishable offense?!

Btw, I'd ask my FM if he/she put me on a WM dedicated if I had that many of the same deliveries.

Fm:

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.
Donna M.'s Comment
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No one has ever said anything to me about being early. If I have a 1700 appointment I’m there at 1500 when second shift starts. Only had to wait on door once I had frozen and they only have a few doors for that. The Walmart runs are easy usually 500 to 700 miles turn it in one day to day half. They unload pretty much in two hours unless it’s a Tyson or Smithfield then three to four hours. But I had a ingles last week that took 9 hours. I even had a drop and hook from one Walmart to another. Really was looking out the mirror to make sure I was still Prime.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Personally I love Walmart loads. They're easy and their way of doing things is pretty well defined. Most of the time it's in and out in less than 3 or 4 hours from gate to gate.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Donna, you had backing problems. They may be doing that to you because Walmart has a lot more backing room

i spefically asked for WM loads because I sucked at backing. It helped a lot.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Oh yeah, room, lots of room for backing!

Donna, you had backing problems. They may be doing that to you because Walmart has a lot more backing room

i spefically asked for WM loads because I sucked at backing. It helped a lot.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Personally I love Walmart loads. They're easy and their way of doing things is pretty well defined. Most of the time it's in and out in less than 3 or 4 hours from gate to gate.

Walmart and Sam's Club DCs are usually my least favorite deliveries. There are a few the time in and out in less than 3 or 4 hours but usually it's six to eight hours just ****es me off. And I am with splitter on this you can't be there more than an hour early but they have no problem keeping you half the day

Splitter's Comment
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Right now, I'm sitting at an ALDI DC. Been here since early this afternoon. No having having to guess what's a good time to head out to not be there too early or too late. I will drop my load @ 0200 then spend the night here.

I know if your on a WM dedicated the rules are different & its mostly drop & hook but I won't do dedicated unless it's near my "home". My FM says the SE regional they have doesn't pay as well. Gonna take a leave of absence probably I'm June to do some volunteer work & reassess my path forward then. It's not that I don't do well here, it's just that if I can find a $1500/week w/ weekends off for 34s, then show me where I can sign up.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Fm:

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.
Junkyard Dog's Comment
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If you find that let me know... you can get my sign on bonus...

Matthew W.'s Comment
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I've rather enjoyed my walmart runs so far, they have all been drop and hooks. Makes life real simple when you can show up, drop the trailer and head on to your next load. Maybe just lucky so far, my trainer did have a live unload walmart run that I woke up and hooked back up to our trailer and left for.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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