Walmart Private Fleet

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Austin O.'s Comment
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Anyone started working in Walmart's own fleet recently? I've already read Turtle's diary and it was helpful. Just looking to see if anyone has any updated information.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I can't imagine the information in Turtle's Walmart Private Fleet thread is outdated. And it is full of great information as you've seen. It's probably best if you asked some specific questions. That way Turtle can really help you out.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Austin;

They're training from within (also) now, if this helps:

WalMart offers supply chain workers a chance to drive trucks!

There's been a few articles circulating the interwebs on this.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yet Wal-Mart don't disclose publicly, Driver facing cameras. Micromanage drivers. Can't smoke, drink coffee etc while driving(cams watching) no use off cell even on hands free devices forget the time limit of use, stopped even lol My mentors longtime friend drove for them 2+ years

Now I do see they are offering starting drivers a $110,000 a year job. Don't know if they are by passing their old rules of 2.5 years prior experience or not ?? Just going by what I was told by an ex wal-mart driver( not a disgruntled 1)....LOL They could offer me $150,000 and I still wouldn't be interested......

Turtle's Comment
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Steve Reno thinks he has the scoop..

Driver facing cameras

Wrong. Forward facing cameras only.

Micromanage drivers

Wrong. They give me a load and I get it done. Define micromanaging.

Can't smoke, drink coffee etc while driving

Mostly wrong. All new trucks at WM are smoke free, whether you are driving or not. That's just the right thing to do for other employees, drivers, and mechanics who have to service that truck.

Coffee, food, or drinks are permitted while driving.

no use off cell even on hands free devices

Wrong. Cell phone use is permitted. I spend hours on my headset at times. Just ask Chief Brody.

time limit of use

Wrong. The time limit has been done away with. There are no limits to hands-free usage as long as a driver's safety record remains clean.

Don't know if they are by passing their old rules of 2.5 years prior experience or not ??

No, that is still a requirement. However, as Anne mentioned, they are piloting a program to train in-house supply chain associates to drive. I have not heard any results of this program, good or bad. So I can't offer any info as to its success.

Just going by what I was told by an ex wal-mart driver( not a disgruntled 1)

Well, I'm a current WM driver of high regard, and your hearsay claims are inaccurate. Sounds like your friend was parroting the bogus complaints of all other disgruntled ex-drivers.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Steve Reno thinks he has the scoop..

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Driver facing cameras

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Wrong. Forward facing cameras only.

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Micromanage drivers

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Wrong. They give me a load and I get it done. Define micromanaging.

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Can't smoke, drink coffee etc while driving

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Mostly wrong. All new trucks at WM are smoke free, whether you are driving or not. That's just the right thing to do for other employees, drivers, and mechanics who have to service that truck.

Coffee, food, or drinks are permitted while driving.

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no use off cell even on hands free devices

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Wrong. Cell phone use is permitted. I spend hours on my headset at times. Just ask Chief Brody.

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time limit of use

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Wrong. The time limit has been done away with. There are no limits to hands-free usage as long as a driver's safety record remains clean.

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Don't know if they are by passing their old rules of 2.5 years prior experience or not ??

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No, that is still a requirement. However, as Anne mentioned, they are piloting a program to train in-house supply chain associates to drive. I have not heard any results of this program, good or bad. So I can't offer any info as to its success.

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Just going by what I was told by an ex wal-mart driver( not a disgruntled 1)

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Well, I'm a current WM driver of high regard, and your hearsay claims are inaccurate. Sounds like your friend was parroting the bogus complaints of all other disgruntled ex-drivers.

Good to see you stop by, Turtle! Many of us miss you around here; I'm sorry if I offended you.

WMPF has actually 'been' on our radar lately; somehow via email perhaps once a month. I believe Tom applied (simply) before he found FAB. It's gotten the interest piqued lately around here.. as well.

Yessir, O/P .. they've been all about their new training from the ground up; I think it's awesome!

I can't remember, but I'm pretty sure it was Transport America, that had 'forward facing' cameras. Didn't make or break the driver (Tom) in the seat; ever. Most places (lastly Swift?) have done away with such, but sure doesn't matter to an obligatory driver.

Phone usage... we recall that as well..in the coffers of various opportunities & applications. Perhaps SNI is the company you speak of, with the usage of phones/headsets? Tom looked into them .. years ago, no good lanes here in Ohio for him. Could've changed, maybe BK (or the other Bruce K.) can enlighten, re: phone time?

Anyway; I'm including more info in my bio; should anyone want to 'banter' or .. LoL!

AlongCameJones (aka: Todd?) never DID holler at/to me!

Thanks again, for the enlightenment, Turtle!

~ Anne & Tom ~

(the ole guy that got home early .. to my dismay as I rush supper!) <<< and wonders about WMPF, too!

ps: Tom doesn't smoke; never has! Java . . . well, yeah. :( He 'micro doses' with some 'FORTO' shots, now!

pps: I'll add his email to my bio, should anyone rather holler at him, instead of me!

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks Turtle... I was biting my tongue knowing there was some BS being slung.

Steve Reno thinks he has the scoop..

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Driver facing cameras

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Wrong. Forward facing cameras only.

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Micromanage drivers

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Wrong. They give me a load and I get it done. Define micromanaging.

double-quotes-start.png

Can't smoke, drink coffee etc while driving

double-quotes-end.png

Mostly wrong. All new trucks at WM are smoke free, whether you are driving or not. That's just the right thing to do for other employees, drivers, and mechanics who have to service that truck.

Coffee, food, or drinks are permitted while driving.

double-quotes-start.png

no use off cell even on hands free devices

double-quotes-end.png

Wrong. Cell phone use is permitted. I spend hours on my headset at times. Just ask Chief Brody.

double-quotes-start.png

time limit of use

double-quotes-end.png

Wrong. The time limit has been done away with. There are no limits to hands-free usage as long as a driver's safety record remains clean.

double-quotes-start.png

Don't know if they are by passing their old rules of 2.5 years prior experience or not ??

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No, that is still a requirement. However, as Anne mentioned, they are piloting a program to train in-house supply chain associates to drive. I have not heard any results of this program, good or bad. So I can't offer any info as to its success.

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Just going by what I was told by an ex wal-mart driver( not a disgruntled 1)

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Well, I'm a current WM driver of high regard, and your hearsay claims are inaccurate. Sounds like your friend was parroting the bogus complaints of all other disgruntled ex-drivers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Turtle's Comment
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Good to see you stop by, Turtle! Many of us miss you around here; I'm sorry if I offended you.

Anne, you've never offended me in the slightest. I don't think you have an offending bone in your body. Of course, I'd have to talk to Tom to get the full scoop on that!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Good to see you stop by, Turtle! Many of us miss you around here; I'm sorry if I offended you.

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Anne, you've never offended me in the slightest. I don't think you have an offending bone in your body. Of course, I'd have to talk to Tom to get the full scoop on that!

rofl-3.gif Thanks, man! (If he tells you otherhow; the haircut went badly. All I've got! Ears grow back!)

You've got my permission to do so!

~ Anne ~

ps: @G'Town... your 'defense' has actually been missed, IMHO! I try; i'm not a driver & don't get taken seriously..sadly. (Then again, I got PackRat PRETTY DANG GOOD, re: DayCabs!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Alrighty,it's all good to be corrected, I'm first to admit when I'm wrong, and yes, go figure, "hearsay" or what I was lead to believe, was not the REAL STORY, Thanks Turtle for the proper info RE:WM

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