Running On Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

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Delco Dave's Comment
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You guys are awesome!!! Another great thread for me to learn from, something new everyday. I am hoping to be accepted by Swift and run Walmart dedicated out of 7030 with G-Town.

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Turtle's Comment
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6096 Rulz...Jus sayin

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PackRat's Comment
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Jamie, what was your OTR weekly average since starting at Crete?

Have you noticed a slowdown since the new year?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jamie's Comment
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I have to double check the stop off pay for this account, OTR its $35 but I'm sure its probably around the same($15), but I'll double check.

I encourage you to follow-through on a full time commitment with Crete. You will rarely sit and are constantly moving

I actually got very good news, Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet has no requirements such as living within X miles of the DC, the fleet manager said she has drivers from many different states. I'm planning to meet with her when I get the chance about transferring to this Walmart account full time! dancing-dog.gif

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, what was your OTR weekly average since starting at Crete?

Have you noticed a slowdown since the new year?

I average 2500 miles a week OTR, and generally drive a little over 10,000 miles a month since coming to Crete. January was a great month for me, but I seen some slow downs during February, such as not getting a preplan until I get to the receiver, only once did I have to wait for one and I mentioned that in this thread.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jamie's Comment
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If all goes well and they let me transfer to this dedicated fleet, I will be running out of DC 7018 in North Platte, Nebraska.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Great to hear things working out well for you.

Jamie's Comment
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I get to knock out two new states with one trip, going to South Dakota and North Dakota, 1165 mile round trip.

Jamie's Comment
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This will also put me at a little over 3000 miles for the week, with some stop off pay(which is $15, per stop).

PackRat's Comment
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I get to knock out two new states with one trip, going to South Dakota and North Dakota, 1165 mile round trip.

Awesome! North Dakota was the third to last state that I finally got through on my lower 48. The final two were ME and RI a bit later.

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