Running On Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

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G-Town's Comment
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Jamie, Congratulations on getting the WM Dedicated Assignment FT.

A quick note for clarification:

So far my experience has been being assigned a load where it isnt supposed to be ready for a few more hours but the DC is pretty quick about loading and gets it ready a few hours before. For example today's load wasn't supposed to be ready until 18:30 but it was ready when it was assigned to me at 15:00.

18:30 is the dock-put time. Which means, the latest time the load can depart and check-out through security. It's normal that loads are available hours in advance of the dock-out time. Dry loads are often ready 12 hours ahead of the dock-out. Reefer loads run much tighter since they tend to be more of a just-in-time delivery (because of limited freezer and refrigeration space at the stores).

Good luck with this!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Jamie's Comment
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18:30 is the dock-put time. Which means, the latest time the load can depart and check-out through security. It's normal that loads are available hours in advance of the dock-out time. Dry loads are often ready 12 hours ahead of the dock-out. Reefer loads run much tighter since they tend to be more of a just-in-time delivery (because of limited freezer and refrigeration space at the stores).

Good luck with this!

Thanks for the information, been learning on the go in a crash course style learning! But staying very busy.

1170 miles later made it back to the DC around 1:35 central time tonight. Was delayed coming into the gate as another driver literally drove half a mile at 3 MPH to not trigger his eld I assume. Finally got to go around him after a bit.

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A refrigerated trailer.

Jamie's Comment
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Today turned out great, since the entire load was for the same store and it was a dry load. They just simply let me swap trailers with one in the dock already, it even had some pallets coming back to the DC, so I didn't have to come back empty which was like a 585 mile trip back today.

Jamie's Comment
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Making my way back up to Bismarck, ND. The whole trip is a little less than 1000 miles. Oddly enough, I get a good laugh about comments I made early on with switching to Crete about running 2500 miles a week, I basically hit 3000 miles a week easily or get very close to it.

This will be the last load for this pay period, putting me at a little over 3200 miles for this week alone, doing a 34 hour reset once I get back to the DC tomorrow.

Jamie's Comment
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Rob D.'s Comment
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Making my way back up to Bismarck, ND. The whole trip is a little less than 1000 miles. Oddly enough, I get a good laugh about comments I made early on with switching to Crete about running 2500 miles a week, I basically hit 3000 miles a week easily or get very close to it.

This will be the last load for this pay period, putting me at a little over 3200 miles for this week alone, doing a 34 hour reset once I get back to the DC tomorrow.

Jamie,

This is great to hear.

Hope those loads keep coming.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Finished the week off with 3249 miles for the week, all miles driven this week since Saturday(start of pay week) until now.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How're things going Jamie?

PackRat's Comment
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BUMP

How are you doing with those WM loads, Jamie?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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I'm still running on the Walmart account and they have been able to keep me busy during these crazy times. But the past month has been slow for me due to personal reasons and marital problems, and with the unexpected week I took off from work but thankfully Crete has been understand with everything going on. Before everything happened and the decline in my mom and dads health, I was running 3000 miles or more a week, but currently I've been down to the low 2000s over the past month, not due to Crete or this account but due to things going on in my personal life and needing extra time in between loads to handle everything.

But my future at Crete is uncertain during this time, this is solely due to things in my personal life and nothing the company has done. I absolutely love working for Crete. But I will be sure to post some updates in the future on how things are going.

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