Getting A Lot Of Walmart Loads With Prime

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G-Town's Comment
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I know if your on a WM dedicated the rules are different & its mostly drop & hook

Running Walmart Dedicated assigned to a specific DC, has very different operational procedures. At least what I do at 7030 (outbound store grocery deliveries), it’s mostly live unload and only drop and hook for dry loads and only if it’s the last store stop. Inbound vendor backhauls are always drop & hook. Reefer store deliveries of perishables are almost never drop and hook.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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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.

Linehaul, not as adventurous but the pay makes up for it.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
G-Town's Comment
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Splitter is seeking...

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.

Walmart Dedicated meets all of your criteria.

Or once you reach 30 consecutive months of accident-free experience, apply to WMPF. Same outcome.

Winterhaven FL is a Walmart DC you could run out of. Not that far from Orlando. I have thought about transferring to that DC more than once...

Swift is the transportation partner in Winterhaven delivering store loads.Unfortunately for you not a “Prime” account. Not for a moment trying to encourage you to jump ship, but I know Swift would hire you for that account in a New York Minute.

Running Walmart Dedicated at a DC for a transportation partner like Swift or Schneider or USX...improves the likelihood of a job offer from WMPF once you gain the requisite experience. I know this firsthand.

Jamie's Comment
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I love doing Walmart loads for Schneider, always a drop and hook and the appointment window is 24 hours and sometimes we can even drop early if we want too.

Although Schneider prefers to stay in the appointment window, I did get permission a few times to drop early at Walmart DCs.

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.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Yes Walmart’s are real easy backing places but some of the places I go to get the Walmart loads are INTERESTING! When the micro 19 starts off with extremely tight, park on street, walk paperwork in. You know it gonna be INTERESTING!

Marc Lee's Comment
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I seem to recall Brett getting fired for being early... Great storey and lessons. It's in his book! (Available to read online here for free but well worth buying the paper version!)

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Good point, Marc. It always is a good practice to read those stop details and load info we get. Some customers have very specific requirements.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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Splitter is seeking...

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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.

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Walmart Dedicated meets all of your criteria.

Or once you reach 30 consecutive months of accident-free experience, apply to WMPF. Same outcome.

Winterhaven FL is a Walmart DC you could run out of. Not that far from Orlando. I have thought about transferring to that DC more than once...

Swift is the transportation partner in Winterhaven delivering store loads.Unfortunately for you not a “Prime” account. Not for a moment trying to encourage you to jump ship, but I know Swift would hire you for that account in a New York Minute.

Running Walmart Dedicated at a DC for a transportation partner like Swift or Schneider or USX...improves the likelihood of a job offer from WMPF once you gain the requisite experience. I know this firsthand.

I didn't think of going that route. I always look up WM job postings but they never hire near me. I thought about Frito-lay also but with those accidents, I figure I'll wait until I have a full year incident free. Plus my moving violations from 16 haven't cleared from my MVR. Supposedly in November they'll come off.

Thanks for the insight & guidance. I contacted Knight but haven't been able to connect with SE regional drivers to get some feedback.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl'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.

That's the second time I've seen you mention volunteer work, Splitter. Is it something you mind sharing? I like to hear about people doing positive things.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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I know if your on a WM dedicated the rules are different & its mostly drop & hook

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Running Walmart Dedicated assigned to a specific DC, has very different operational procedures. At least what I do at 7030 (outbound store grocery deliveries), it’s mostly live unload and only drop and hook for dry loads and only if it’s the last store stop. Inbound vendor backhauls are always drop & hook. Reefer store deliveries of perishables are almost never drop and hook.

With a WM dedicated position do you pretty much know where you're going to be delivering every day? For example, do the drivers bid on a specific lane that they run every day or is it more random than that?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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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