Getting A Lot Of Walmart Loads With Prime

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G-Town's Comment
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RealDiehl asks...

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?

Yes I usually know where I am going hours in advance, often the night before. I can request a route area or mileage number; if possible I’m planned on that. But there is definitely no bidding that occurs. Everything is planned based on PTA and available hours.

Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m delivering to Shelbyville Walmart in an hour. Tomorrow I deliver to a Walmart in Mississippi. Still Walmart bound!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Donna

Walmart may have some specific rules, but I'm sure for the benefit of Walmart. They get so many drivers in there from many companies and distances. If everyone was to show up around the same time it could get pretty overwhelming for everyone.

But hang in there. My first week solo I had 4 back to back Walmarts. I thought my DL was punishing me for something. But it all turned out ok.

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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.

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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.

Let's see, it's an NGO with UN consultative status called Embracingtheworld.org

I'll be driving for 28 days, not straight through of course.

Its dedicated to my spiritual teacher who's know as the "hugging saint of India". She sits for hours on end hugging people. In India, they come by the hundreds of thousands & its considered a huge blessing. She doesn't get that many here in the states but in Europe she'll get 25,000 to 50,000.

Here's a video of Her meeting Rep. John Lewis. His reaction is very common when certain people meet Her. https://youtu.be/znRKoXmsfGM

From that simple gesture, She has developed 75 or more K-12 schools & universities, 2 if the largest teaching hospitals in India, pension funds for widows & elderly, many temples, rebuilt whole communities affected by natural disasters, the list goes on & on. It's a multimillion dollar humanitarian empire built on hugs. She's sells spiritual books, music, clothes, etc. Plus many donations from all over the world.

Two of the usual drivers can't do it this year so I was asked & said yes.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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