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BoshJennett's Comment
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I have some questions about the swift Walmart accounts. Currently swift OTR , but they are recruiting for a DC in opelika, is there a way I can contact you?

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I have some questions about the swift Walmart accounts. Currently swift OTR , but they are recruiting for a DC in opelika, is there a way I can contact you?

I tried to reply to your 'last' thread, but typed . . . and it timed out & I lost it.

There is no longer a "PM" feature on TT; hasn't been for awhile, as people were abusing it. Before MY time, haha!

G'Town has been "MIA" from here, for a minute. I've 'heard' that he's moved & moved on, but . . . nothing "fer sure fer sure." I'm simply thinking he can't help ya, atm..

UNLESS he stops by.

I tried to 'raise him up' in HIS parallel parking thread, (one that HE authored,) to no avail...sadly. Most people that 'start' a thread, will have email alerts to 'comments' of such.

Didn't Big T become a TRAINER (at an academy?) for Swift?

SOMEONE ELSE is driving similar to G's previous account and for the LIFE of me I can't remember. Then again, I will, eventually . . . haha!! Like at midnight or 0130 when everyone is asleep & my driver gets home, haha!

I'm glad to see YOU back in & around, man. . . sure wish YOU would stop in more!

If I 'find' his contact info, I will SURE let you know. YOU let US know ... how things are going for ya!!

Best always,

~ Anne ~

ps: SHOUT OUT TO @ERROL V. !!!!

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.

BoshJennett's Comment
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Thanks for replying! I’ve been tearing up the road. 30k miles since the end of august in my own truck.

I honestly just forget to stop by and check in here.

Big T was my instructor at swift! I made him come comment here lol.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks for replying! I’ve been tearing up the road. 30k miles since the end of august in my own truck.

I honestly just forget to stop by and check in here.

Big T was my instructor at swift! I made him come comment here lol.

Well, DANG !!!

Tell THAT big boi to stop BACK; I remember now.. THANKS for THAT!

Slam ARSKE on the miles... only since August?!?!? OMIWOW!!!

Good on YOU, Josh (Bosh!!) I'm waving a few 'wands' to find G'Town... no luck yet. (I have other ideas, hehehe....email in my profi!)

Be safe, don't be a stranger, man. Not ANYMORE, or 'Momma Anne' (aka: via Kerry, "WELCOME MOM" .. my new TT tag... I LIKE IT! )will FIND you, hahaha! No DuckDuckGo 'ing anywhere, LoL!

Hope I helped a bit ... but .. hmmmm has it for now!

KEEP UP & ON W/YOUR BADARSKE SELF!!!!! stop IN!!! We are SHORT on Swifties, as of late!!! Ya need to post an update, for real(s!) ;)

Ttys,

~ Anne ~

Papa Pig's Comment
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I keep getting emails about that same opelika account. They are offering me home daily. (I think it’s mostly night driving) . I live in smiths station. Are you from the area?

BoshJennett's Comment
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I’m from Chelsea.

you should take it, it’s gotta be better than the dollar account, at least no hand unload. I wouldn’t like slip seating though.

PJ's Comment
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Hopefully Turtle will see this. He works for walmart.

Turtle's Comment
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I did see this post, but was hoping another dedicated driver would come along with some answers. Their operations differ somewhat from the private fleet, and I have no idea of their pay structure.

Swift runs dedicated out of my DC. Their load logistics are quite similar to the PF. You basically just run loads out to the stores. In the case of my DC, most Swift loads are reefer , and live unloaded. The PF runs mostly dry, or "remix" loads, and are about 50/50 live/drop. I'd suggest reading G's "Day in the life" thread here. Then read my "Week in the Private Fleet" thread here for a play by play accounting of how Walmart operates.

Feel free to hit me up with questions. I'll try to give you answers if I can.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

BoshJennett's Comment
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Turtle! Thanks for answering, I read both of those before this post, thanks for those though, this position is reefer , seems like a pretty common thing for swift to have the reefer and the PF to have the rest.

I’m curious about one thing mainly, in Alabama, from Birmingham where I live, I can hit 6 WM DC’s, so are all of these delivering to different stores or does each DC specialize in different products and they all deliver to the same stores?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Well, some DCs are grocery, comprising of reefer and remix. Others are GM (general merchandise). Grocery will be as I described earlier, with some being live unload, and some drop & hook. GM is entirely drop & hook.

Other DCs are for different purposes. Like consolidation centers, where they take incoming freight, consolidate it into one trailer, and ship it to a different DC. It's crazy how it all works, and I don't even try to understand it all.

On the PF side, we bounce around to different DCs as we are needed. A variety of reasons can cause a DC to be running behind or ahead of schedule, raising or lowering driver demand at that particular DC. They shift us around to meet those driver demands, wherever that may be. I have at least 8 DCs in my area that I can find myself pulling freight from. Or sometimes I'll run out of the same home DC all week. You just never know. I imagine it's the same for all dedicated drivers, particularly the weekly drivers such as yourself.

Each DC does serve a particular set of stores. But again, as market demands, a DC may serve another store way outside of it's normal range if it has a product that another DC is out of.

In a nutshell, the ultimate goal from WM's standpoint is to keep product on the shelves, no matter the cost of the load, so Mrs. Jones doesn't have to go to a competitor's store for her stuff. They'll move us drivers around to keep that from happening.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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