Walmart Private Fleet

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Jerry S.'s Comment
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Well, I made it! It was a stressful week but I am now a Walmart Driver.

Our group was small 16, mostly men. There were 2 women, one of which came with her father which was really cool. One fellow quit on day 3. I believe 10 passed on Thursday, 5 had to go to the 'Safety Round' on Friday. Of that 5, 3 made it. So they managed to get 13 new hires. At 63 I was the oldest.

To be honest, I am humbled to get hired. From what I have seen and heard so far, this looks to be great company to drive for. JS.

Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations Jerry! That's awesome, and yes it's a humbling experience for sure.

Welcome to the last company you'll ever drive for!

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome, Jerry! Quite an accomplishment for any driver at any age, too.


That's now two WMPF drivers on here now. Will it be a trend?

Marc Lee's Comment
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Wzy to go Jerry!



Jerry S.'s Comment
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Thank you all! JS.

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Jerry! That’s fantastic!

Safe travels.

Bird-One's Comment
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This was a great thread Turtle. Curious if you had any more thoughts on Walmart thus far??

Turtle's Comment
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Thoughts? Well, I think I'm surprised we are still looking for more drivers at some locations. They're trying hard to attract more drivers to specific DCs up here. After 8 months, there are already 20 something new hires after me, boosting me significantly in seniority. Seriously, for the money they pay us, we have it made here at WM.

To be clear, it's not like I don't earn every penny. The planning and execution of a busy day most often takes every one of my 14 hrs. The hustle involved in completing anywhere from 4 to 7 stops while also turning an average of 500 miles a day requires a "get it done" mindset.

I'm hesitant to throw a yearly pay estimate out there. It's still a little too soon for a guess, and I don't want to jinx myself lol. WM advertises an average starting salary of $87.5k for first year drivers. Let's just say I expect to blow that way out of the water.

Akin to G-Town's "Day in the life" thread, I've been meaning to put together a "Week in the life" of a WM driver, chronicling my experiences. Today is my go-home day, so I may just do that starting next week.


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G-Town's Comment
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Awesome idea Turtle.

I’ve been doing some interesting runs lately that require two days to complete. Usually I make it back to the 7030 grocery DC in Pottsville PA.

Recently stores in Connecticut and Rhode Island were added to our territory. Yesterday I had 3 stores in Connecticut and 1 in Rhode Island. 690 mile round trip. I got back to the DC this afternoon at 1500. I’ll try to write something up on that next time I score that run.

Jerry S.'s Comment
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Turtle and G-Town,

Are you hauling GM or GR?

So far I am pretty happy driving for Walmart. I have been hauling mostly GR and find it hard to get 2000 mile a week. The activity pay makes up the difference I guess. My pay started off slow and seems to grow every pay period. I'm not 100% happy with it....yet. I do like the equipment and people, I'm sure the money will come in time. JS.

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