Walmart Journey - Onboarding

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Hignz's Comment
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Way to go, Sir! I'm a long way off from looking into a situation like yours. I just finished my 3 weeks of training at Roehl in Wisconsin and got my CDL. Gotta go out with a driver trainer soon for a few weeks. Seems you were doing your Wally World stuff while I was doing my Roehl training. I've always heard Walmart was a great company to work for, and even moreso driving for them. Nice to know they may be a good choice later on when I have some experience under my belt. Happy trails!

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.
Brandon S.'s Comment
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Thank you very much!

Wishing you the BEST, good sir.

~ Anne & Tom ~

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Brandon S.'s Comment
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Good luck to you! Stay safe!

Way to go, Sir! I'm a long way off from looking into a situation like yours. I just finished my 3 weeks of training at Roehl in Wisconsin and got my CDL. Gotta go out with a driver trainer soon for a few weeks. Seems you were doing your Wally World stuff while I was doing my Roehl training. I've always heard Walmart was a great company to work for, and even moreso driving for them. Nice to know they may be a good choice later on when I have some experience under my belt. Happy trails!

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.
Jean F.'s Comment
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Update?

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Update?

Howdy, Jean!

I K R ?!?!?

His wife updated in the ladies' section, haha!

Brandon's gorgeous wife!

I'm waiting to hear, also... then again, when Turtle started, he REALLY was 'low' on time...lest to sleep and learn!

Turtle's Journey with WMPF: Our OWN mod.. Turtle's! WalMart Private Fleet journey. . .

Welcome to the forum, btw!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: They both started with this!

Best to ya; hope he shows back up soon, also!

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.
Brandon S.'s Comment
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Just got home from my first week with my mentor. They keep you out two weeks with a mentor now. The first week you ride, the second you drive. Well, at least it’s supposed to. I started driving my third day and have been driving ever since. We started the week pulling doubles to Washington DC, then we went to North Carolina. I drove to my first stores in Winston Salem, one super center and two neighborhood markets. The next day we went to Martinsville VA for a back haul to Sutherland. Then to VA beach and another back haul from Chesapeake to Sutherland. Today some GM deliveries around Richmond then back to Gordonsville to finish the week. We put in a lot of hours but I’m loving the job and have zero regrets. Looking forward to next week.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Turtle's Comment
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How are things?

Brandon S.'s Comment
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Things are good! Right now I’m at the Sutherland dc getting ready to go to some stores around Raleigh. First time I’ve logged on here in awhile. I’m usually either running up in PA or down to NC. How is everything with you?

How are things?

PackRat's Comment
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I was thinking about you this morning! Glad things are going well.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Very interesting read. Thanks for sharing and congrats on a job well done and good example of persevering under pressure.

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