A Week In The Walmart Private Fleet

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Eddie L.'s Comment
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How long does it take to train yourself to be so efficient? It doesn’t seem like a second goes unaccounted for in your day.

Turtle's Comment
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How long does it take to train yourself to be so efficient? It doesn’t seem like a second goes unaccounted for in your day.

I've been doing it my whole life. There's always been a desire to be productive, and that requires efficiency. They are one and the same to me.

Seriously, I always try to maximize my time, even going back to my early days of pushing a lawn mower around my neighborhood, cutting yards for spending money. I'd search for the most efficient way to make my rounds, and the most efficient way to cut the grass, using the least amount of fuel. This practice has followed me throughout my life, and into my current career.

That's not to say I want to work 24/7. I enjoy my time off as much as the next guy. But this job has me away from home 5 days at a time, or 5 days away from true free time. In OTR , that could be weeks away. If I have to be away that time, I may as well make the most use of it by producing and earning as much as possible in the process.

Being efficient doesn't necessarily take training. More importantly, it takes practice. Learning your job and constantly searching for ways ways to shave off wasted time is the key to efficiency. Productivity is a byproduct of that.


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.

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