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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Point I was trying to make is G-Town has been pulling a Walmart wagon as a Swift employee and loves it. Jamie pulls one as a Crete employee and seems to enjoy it. Walmart no doubt is a top fleet. But was curious why leeva thinks its better. I would imagine you're gonna have a far bigger workload and more responsibility than you would have as a US Xpress employee.

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

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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.

Banks's Comment
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Probably because, according to him, he gets no vacation or sick time and they pay more. Maybe he'll chime in with that info later on.

Turtle's Comment
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I would imagine you're gonna have a far bigger workload and more responsibility than you would have as a US Xpress employee.

I wouldn't necessarily say that. Whether WPF or dedicated, a driver will have very similar workloads and responsibilities. In the end, we're all doing the same thing by picking up a trailer and bringing it to a store.

One key difference is a dedicated driver is normally tied to one specific DC. They will pick up a load, deliver it, and return to the same DC either that same day or the next if they have to overnight. One could say a dedicated driver has more opportunities to go home, since they are based out of the same DC daily.

A WM driver can be repositioned to serve any of the DCs in a region. it's not unusual for me to start my week at my home DC, and not return until my go home day. Freight surge and driver availability ebbs and flows from one DC to another, and WM drivers are there to serve a struggling DC.

Leeva defines a good and bad day by having x amount of loads. I'm sure there's more to it than that, but in a nutshell that's probably close. I don't quite think of it that way. Miles and activity pay are what determines my good days. Some single loads, such as the one I'm on now, can span two days or more. I started this trip yesterday afternoon, and don't expect to complete it until sometime tomorrow.

Another difference may be the level of safety and professionalism we have to maintain. WM sets the bar of acceptance pretty high just to get into the fleet, and we are held to strict standards.

That's not saying that dedicated drivers aren't equally safe and professional. I'm not suggesting that.

Gotta go.

Leeva804's Comment
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Point I was trying to make is G-Town has been pulling a Walmart wagon as a Swift employee and loves it. Jamie pulls one as a Crete employee and seems to enjoy it. Walmart no doubt is a top fleet. But was curious why leeva thinks its better. I would imagine you're gonna have a far bigger workload and more responsibility than you would have as a US Xpress employee.

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

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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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From all the drivers that work directly for Walmart I like how they operate. More pay. Simple as that. The money is the most important. I’m at $65-70K this year. But if I can add another $15-20K I’ll retire by age of 55.

Not to mention walmart’s benefits are top notch. People complain about not talking on phones and how strict they’re. Well, I don’t talk on the phone anyway when I drive. I listen to podcasts and educate myself.

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