U.S Express Walmart Review Update. My Pay And Is The Account Good In My Opinion.

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Bird-One's Comment
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Hope this helps? What was this supposed to help with exactly? Cause all I read was your unsolicited bashing. Honest question.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Hope this helps? What was this supposed to help with exactly? Cause all I read was your unsolicited bashing. Honest question.

That's kinda the vibe I got from it too. I enjoy reading about other people's jobs and their day to day experiences. I just don't know what to make of them saying you're "losing" money or what that even means. It's not like US Xpress is taking money from the driver. These loads need to get delivered and that's our job. Sure you likely won't turn as many miles driving in the city or a bunch of 2 lane roads as you would the interstate but they still need to be delivered. You even said it all evens out so what's the problem? I just don't follow.....

Regarding the senior drivers getting the "better" runs why shouldn't they? Most local trucking jobs are based on seniority. Why shouldn't a driver that's performed at a high level for several years be rewarded with their choice of routes. Do they really go off a seniority type board or is it based on what time you're available to take a load out? Where I'm driving for we pick our route daily based on seniority. Occasionally I'll get the short end of the stick and only get an 8 hour day while other drivers get a 12-14 hour day. It also means I get sent into the bad winter weather more frequently. It sucks being low man on the totem pole but if you continue to do a good job and stick with it eventually you'll be towards the top reaping the rewards.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Delco Dave's Comment
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Hope this helps? What was this supposed to help with exactly? Cause all I read was your unsolicited bashing.

These posts haven't changed my mind!! I still want to run on the Swift Walmart dedicated account out of the 7030 DC in Pottsville PA. I took a ride along with G Town on a dry van load and liked what I saw, swift have a nice setup there for their drivers and the dispatchers I met that day were pleasant and friendly. I also met G one day at a store near me and he showed me the Ins/outs of a reefer run. A regional account like that with a somewhat set schedule is exactly what I’m hoping to get on so I can have a trucking career and not be away from family for a month at a time. Seems to me if you are safe, reliable and not a complainer, you’ll get plenty of miles and make good $$$$ running Walmart freight

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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While a lot seems negative I love the money I make and trucking. But I’m saying what I dislike about the account for future truckers.

Three months solo driving does NOT give you enough experience to be telling "future drivers" anything about any account, especially as your ramblings made no real sense.

Laura

Stevo Reno's Comment
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$1340-$1440 a week gross

@ 3 months? and you're complaining for a newbie? lol You should be glad you hit those numbers at all !! And I'm guessing you're home every night too!

Of course situations each day change, traffic, unloads/loads It can't be gravy every single day, to many variables to deal with, each and every day

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Leeva804's Comment
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Hope this helps? What was this supposed to help with exactly? Cause all I read was your unsolicited bashing.

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These posts haven't changed my mind!! I still want to run on the Swift Walmart dedicated account out of the 7030 DC in Pottsville PA. I took a ride along with G Town on a dry van load and liked what I saw, swift have a nice setup there for their drivers and the dispatchers I met that day were pleasant and friendly. I also met G one day at a store near me and he showed me the Ins/outs of a reefer run. A regional account like that with a somewhat set schedule is exactly what I’m hoping to get on so I can have a trucking career and not be away from family for a month at a time. Seems to me if you are safe, reliable and not a complainer, you’ll get plenty of miles and make good $$$$ running Walmart freight

I’m glad you’re about to start and believe me the money and time home is good. I would choose this over OTR any day for myself.

I’ll continue on the loads. So while I’ve went in on the loads and how they operate let’s touch upon something else. Benefits. There is no vacation time on this account. Sick time either. There is no safety bonuses. You do however get a $250 bonus at the end of your first year. All sounds bad but it’s how they run this place so that’s to be expected. Next year my benefits will even out as I go to my fathers company.

You have a assigned day off and if you work 70 hours and take your 34 hour reset on a different day than what the office tells you to which for me is a Friday you will be called and harassed about while you worked and ended up off on a unassigned day. Like for example if you’re suppose to be off Friday no matter how you work even without a set schedule you can’t take any other day off other than Friday! So if you miss a load because the

office didn’t give you anything don’t even try to make it up on that Friday for more money. They expect you to take off no matter what on your off day. I know confusing right? Just like it was for me when I received three calls hounding me about it from different people from the office. Your pay will be screwed if they don’t give you a load.

Hours. I work normally 0100-1200 everyday. Sometimes longer. I love driving at night into day time. I love the sense of pride I get from this job. It’s rewarding to drive what I believe can be a 80,000 death machine.

I like all the office staff despite them hounding me sometimes. They’re fair and always give me loads. I average 1800-2000 miles a week. Brandon the planner always looks out. He gets me fair loads and sometimes not fair loads but I’m never left hanging with just one load.

I appreciate the how when I’m out on the road driving my tractor-trailer I get to see and experience what it means to be a truck driver. The risks, dangers, and new challenges every day is rewarding.

I like how U.S express has training for us to stay safe. How if you have questions for safety they will answer and if I must speak in logs they’re more than helpful with getting all info you need to understand your 14 hour clock more.

We’re offered a 1 cent raise after four months. I’m coming up on that raise soon. It’s much appreciated because they didn’t have to offer it so soon.

During co-vid 19 masks are offered and the office is serious about offering support to those who test positive for Co-vid.

I can’t say this company is really for me after 1 year is up. There’s just way better company’s out there. My fathers company in particular. But for the first year and being home everyday. I would recommend the account for newcomers just to be home.

This is what I like/dislike on U.S express dedicated and I hope if you were curious about the account at all this helps you to see a little about the company and what you will possibly deal with, or maybe you won’t. But that’s my take.

I will say this. The money is really good lol. I’ve done so much in such a short time. And the joy of driving is nothing short of fantastic. Once I go to my fathers company next year I’ll have more benefits and a lot more pay. That or I’ll go with Walmart. Cheers!

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.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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You won't be getting hired by the Walmart Private Fleet after only a year of driving experience.

Leeva804's Comment
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You won't be getting hired by the Walmart Private Fleet after only a year of driving experience.

I know I talk with the drivers at DC I got all the info for when I go on if I do

Bird-One's Comment
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Curious what are the differences in how US Xpress handles Walmart vs Walmart's Private Fleet? What makes them better?

Banks's Comment
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Curious what are the differences in how US Xpress handles Walmart vs Walmart's Private Fleet? What makes them better?

I'm not sure what you're asking here.

Walmart's private fleet works for Walmart. They use Walmart's tractors, they pay very well and offer all the benefits of working for Walmart like 401k match, employee stock plans, employee discount at Walmart and other businesses etc.

Working on a Walmart account for a carrier, you're an employee of the carrier. It varies based on carrier. You're using your companies tractor and pulling Walmart trailers.

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