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G-Town's Comment
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Anne wrote:

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!

Anne my reply referred to Stevo’s post, definitely not yours. I seriously consider everything you write, always take it at face value and respect your input and thoughts on things.

Turtle's Comment
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Austin, did you have any specific questions on WMPF? I will try to answer with as much current information as I can. Some things have changed since I started here, and I've tried to keep up on them. COVID sure knocked things out of whack for a few, but we've settled down to a more normal state now, and the post-covid changes have been for the better.

Banks's Comment
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I'd like to take credit for walmart's I'm house training program. When I left the DC in 2019, they asked me to write a letter of resignation. In that letter I thanked them for the opportunities they gave me and that I enjoyed working for the company. The only reason I was leaving was to get my CDL and get started on this career path. I told them it was crazy for a supply chain with their resources to not offer CDL training and if they did, I wouldn't be leaving.

Long shot, but I still take credit lol

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
BRIAN H.'s Comment
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This might be a stupid question, but here goes. I’ll be a new CDL driver in about a month. I drove emergency vehicles for years as a deputy sheriff (code 3, pursuits etc). Would Walmart consider that experience at all or is 30 months gospel?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Brian.

Sorry no, WMPF requires 30 months of Class A (semi) OTR or regional work.

I suggest taking a look at these links:

This might be a stupid question, but here goes. I’ll be a new CDL driver in about a month. I drove emergency vehicles for years as a deputy sheriff (code 3, pursuits etc). Would Walmart consider that experience at all or is 30 months gospel?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Anne wrote:

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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!

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Anne my reply referred to Stevo’s post, definitely not yours. I seriously consider everything you write, always take it at face value and respect your input and thoughts on things.

G'!

Mea Culpa...after re'reading without my 'Italian HEAT' thinking ... I sure saw that.. THANKS, y'all. So many people are looking into this 'new gig.' I'm really wondering (like this Brandon S., posting today) what anyone else (Yes you, Turtle!) have to offer.

WM Journey,Take Two ...

Personally, I'm thinking it's TOO REGIMENTED for Tom, at this stage of the game. He's not 'that' old, but.. he's sure been driving, awhile....a lotta while. He's not even interested in training me (as we know in the PTO thread,) , and is 'split' on the decision of the 'ME OR HER' game. It's a thorn, we shall deal with.

If you DO stop by, Turtle (and thanks again, means a lot....) I'd like more info, as well; not saying that an extra 25K is a 'bad thing...' lest it cost you that in 'fixing' a broken life.

I always reply to my email, and thanks for all you ALL do, here. Saved 'my guy's' butt more than once, too.

~ Anne ~

Turtle's Comment
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I'm always here to answer questions, Anne. Though you may not always see me participating, I'm always here. Watching...reading...judging... :)

I have to ask though. Why do you think it would be too regimented? I hear that often, along with the micromanagement claim. I'm not trying to defend WM here, I'm just genuinely curious what people think it's like.

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