Wal-Mart Inventory Change Affects Tru...

Wal-Mart Inventory Change Affects Trucking Freight

There are 41 comments on the Nwaonline.net story from Mar 31, 2006, titled Wal-Mart Inventory Change Affects Trucking Freight. In it, Nwaonline.net reports that:

A reported "inventory correction" by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has removed $300 million to $400 million of freight revenue from the marketplace, according to a financial analyst.

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Jimmy Hoffa

AOL

#25 Dec 26, 2009
Band together and refuse Walmart loads
Perkins Logistics

Cary, NC

#26 Nov 29, 2010
Perkins Logistics and Specialized Transportation

Organizational scam chart

Recruiting:
Use of in-house recruiters who make contact via the internet and publications recruiting commercial Truck drivers. The potential drivers are made promises of high revenue paying loads when they lease to own a Commercial truck through Perkins Logistics. The recruited drivers are then bussed to Perkins Logistics in Noblesville IN from all over the U.S., and are then taken to Orientation consisting of 3-4 days were more promises are made (None in writing) On the last day of Orientation the drivers are taken to Huntingburg IN and given their lease truck.

Dispatchers:
After the driver completes his/her orientation they are assigned a dispatcher who is responsible for assigning freight to be picked up and transferred by the lease driver. The lease driver is supposed to receive 68% of the revenue of the dispatched freight on completion of delivery. Along with 100% of the fuel surcharge.(According to Federal law the exact revenue the Carrier is paid for the freight must be shown to the lease operator) During the first week of driving the driver will receive a settlement and in the majority of the case it will be the only settlement he/she will ever receive. Dispatchers are telling drivers the load “Has to be there “regardless if the driver complains that they are out of service hours or of safety issues. Perkins was fined extensively by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for safety violations. Perkins has a history of non compliance with safety.

Payroll/Settlements/Lease
After the first week of operating the commercial lease vehicle some of the drivers will receive a minimal check as all deductions are withheld from the next weeks check. After the first week the drivers receive no payments and payroll claims they owe Perkins money from the prior week, this goes on and on week after week until the driver leaves the company, then the company claims the driver still owes the company money. Drivers are allowed a $250.00 advance per week off their runs and are charged $10.00 by Perkins for each $50.00 they receive (Totaling $50.00 per week) in addition to the fees charged for cashing the advance. Other deductions include fuel, Escrow for maintenance, escrow for performance, the lease amount of the truck ($350-$450 a week), Insurance, QUALCOMM rental, and toll advances.(Toll advances are never refunded even when receipts are sent in) Many times drivers complain that money has been deducted from their maintenance escrow funds then put back in the fund the following week, thereby show the driver owes the company from the previous week and the driver receives no pay. Drivers are told to unload trucks for customers and when asked about the unload pay they are told it was figured in the revenue for the load? Drivers are dispatched on below market rate freight which cost the driver more to haul than the revenue is allegedly paying (It is impossible to know if Perkins is showing the drivers the actual revenue they receive for the loads). The drivers are told they are responsible for the taxes on all the revenue paid the truck, however the driver never is paid any of the revenue, it is withheld by Perkins as “Deductions” a profit for Perkins and a tax liability for the driver who received no benefit or money for their work product.
When drivers have their trucks serviced at Perkins facilities the parts are marked up and charged to the drivers maintenance escrow account.
When driver leave the employment of Perkins, Perkins threatens to report false information on tier D.A.C. report (Hireright services) and in my case did. There have been alleged case that when a driver who manages to get within a few weeks of paying their truck off , Perkins then cancel’s the lease and the driver loses all they paid into the truck over a considerable amount of time.
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guest

Olive Branch, MS

#27 Nov 30, 2010
vettes4mike wrote:
MY old lady works for walmart logistics... What they are doing is trying to cut the cost of transport. They have demanded their SUPPLIERS to reduce their packaging by 60%. On top of that they have decided to out source all of their logistics. Breaking contracts with EVERY MAJOR CARRIER. JB HUNT, SWIFT, SNYDER, WARNER, ECT. That was a bad move for them b/c they were the only ones that could haul at their sh1tty rates. GOOD LUCK WALMART. ha ha they might be good at buying in bulk low but they dont know crap about logistics!!!!! Thats why there company drivers only go from center points to store locations (FEW HUNDERED MILE RADIUS). They cant handle 48 states alone.... TO MUCH VOLUME and we all know no driver will work for minimum wage.... WELL MAYBE PRIME! ha ha just kidding guys! be safe keep truckin.... FRUSTRITED RECRUITER MIKE...
i heard that in feb 2011 that all wal-mart drivers will be forced to accept a 10% pay cut, anyone else heard anything? i would not put it past wal-mart to do something like that. someone told me they read about it in the business journal magazine.
Billy Bob

Rockford, IL

#28 Nov 30, 2010
NO MOOR CHEEP FRIGHT....

“Freelance Writer On Trucking”

Since: Nov 10

Marietta,OH

#29 Nov 30, 2010
There will come a time when Wal Mart will step too far over the boundaries and this may just be it. When I was a company driver I made a point of purposely getting kicked out of every Wal Mart distribution a company would send me too. When I owned my own company I wouldn't haul freight there even if it paid double normal rates.

When truckers wake up and refuse to be treated poorly businesses have no choice but to change,it's too bad most truckers just bend over when big business pulls out the big green weenie.

Work for yourself and learn from sites such as http://www.startatruckingcompanybusiness.com how to improve your business practices to fight against the tyranny.
Investigator1

Saint Charles, MO

#30 Dec 7, 2010
Many commercial lease scams are geared to falsely make a possible lease operator believe that they will be owning a truck at the end of a lease, however anyone thinking about “Leasing” should every careful . Below are just some of many lease scams out their promoted by companies who take advantage of the drivers.

Claim you will make and unreasonable amount of revenue then give you freight that is below market rates to haul.
Require maintenance escrow accounts and performance escrow accounts then take out hidden deductions and never giving a refund when the lease is over or canncelled.
Keep saying you owe the company each week and you never get ahead of this no matter how hard you work, and you never receive a pay check.
Claim you made all the money the truck was paid even when you never saw any money and then claim you are responsible for the taxes.
Some will try and make you run illegally and if caught will claim it was the drivers fault.(This is a big one)
Threaten to report false information on your D.A.C. report if you refuse to do as they ask, and in many case will report false information if you quit.
Please note most lease programs are geared to make the company profit regardless of the expendable driver, thats why they have continuous orientations . You work for free , you quit and they release the truck and screw over another.

Unfortunately todays business world looks at profit before the worker, be extremely careful with these lease scams. Perkins Logistics and specialized transportation is a classic example of this type of scam. Do not believe their P.R. people who claim otherwise do your research well. I would not be happy to see any more people ruined by this company’s scam.
Billy Bob

Rockford, IL

#31 Dec 8, 2010
Investigator1 wrote:
Many commercial lease scams are geared to falsely make a possible lease operator believe that they will be owning a truck at the end of a lease, however anyone thinking about “Leasing” should every careful . Below are just some of many lease scams out their promoted by companies who take advantage of the drivers.
Claim you will make and unreasonable amount of revenue then give you freight that is below market rates to haul.
Require maintenance escrow accounts and performance escrow accounts then take out hidden deductions and never giving a refund when the lease is over or canncelled.
Keep saying you owe the company each week and you never get ahead of this no matter how hard you work, and you never receive a pay check.
Claim you made all the money the truck was paid even when you never saw any money and then claim you are responsible for the taxes.
Some will try and make you run illegally and if caught will claim it was the drivers fault.(This is a big one)
Threaten to report false information on your D.A.C. report if you refuse to do as they ask, and in many case will report false information if you quit.
Please note most lease programs are geared to make the company profit regardless of the expendable driver, thats why they have continuous orientations . You work for free , you quit and they release the truck and screw over another.
Unfortunately todays business world looks at profit before the worker, be extremely careful with these lease scams. Perkins Logistics and specialized transportation is a classic example of this type of scam. Do not believe their P.R. people who claim otherwise do your research well. I would not be happy to see any more people ruined by this company’s scam.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. CR England and Prime just to name a few run shady "lease purchase" scams.
Heinz Guderian

Cary, NC

#32 Dec 10, 2010
Billy Bob, You have that right, They should be stopped by the Government , oh well that was a dumb thought on my part.
Paul Kay

Buffalo, NY

#33 May 14, 2012
bring in the Teamsters..then they will roll over and beg..we drivers are professional.i bet those cheap pricks dont have an idea on how to operate a rig..asses
Owner Operator

Eden, NC

#34 Dec 1, 2012
Dirty Daug wrote:
I'm not a trucker by trade but everyone that needs freight hauled is going with the cheapest. I sure wouldn't buy a truck to just work cheap. With economy the way it is the trucking companies are just trying to stay in business even if it means being a little crooked to do it. Just think maybe if things get bad enough some drivers might have to work for Walmart as greeters for around $6 per hr. I don't think the trucking industry has seen the worst yet, soon everyone will be hauling for cheap. If you want to blame someone blame that black bastard who thinks he is the President of America.
You you dumb white fucks blame everything on Obama. Last I checked your boy George W. got us in this mess. If your dumb ass had gotten Romney in I wonder where you would be. What amazes me is that redneck uneducated people like you are a thing of the past so you better get use to a diverse nation. Furthermore Obama supports unions and better pay for the middle class. Keep on driving and blaming Obama. Check the facts before you open your mouth. Oh yeah don't hate Obama cause he is black cause your I promise you that that your son, daughter and wife does not feel the same way about black people. Good luck.
David

Rogers, AR

#35 Dec 1, 2012
As long as you buckle under Wally worlds deal you get what you deserve.Their is a word that Wal Mart understands its "NO"I stopped shopping at the scum sucking Stores years ago and my bill for food and other items is Just about the same.Wal Mart only makes you believe their prices are lower.And their meat is some of the worst crap in the world.Get Smart get of the Wally World Train.
mary

Rogers, AR

#37 Dec 3, 2012
Owner Operator wrote:
<quoted text>
You you dumb white fucks blame everything on Obama. Last I checked your boy George W. got us in this mess. If your dumb ass had gotten Romney in I wonder where you would be. What amazes me is that redneck uneducated people like you are a thing of the past so you better get use to a diverse nation. Furthermore Obama supports unions and better pay for the middle class. Keep on driving and blaming Obama. Check the facts before you open your mouth. Oh yeah don't hate Obama cause he is black cause your I promise you that that your son, daughter and wife does not feel the same way about black people. Good luck.
What else can the Souther White Bubble Blame things on Themselves??? hahahhahahha.Thats not Good Baptists Christian.Is it now.
HoodratSanta

United States

#38 Dec 3, 2012
Owner Operator wrote:
<quoted text>
You you dumb white fucks blame everything on Obama. Last I checked your boy George W. got us in this mess. If your dumb ass had gotten Romney in I wonder where you would be. What amazes me is that redneck uneducated people like you are a thing of the past so you better get use to a diverse nation. Furthermore Obama supports unions and better pay for the middle class. Keep on driving and blaming Obama. Check the facts before you open your mouth. Oh yeah don't hate Obama cause he is black cause your I promise you that that your son, daughter and wife does not feel the same way about black people. Good luck.
You can't blame anything on Obama - he hasn't done anything....at all. You are right though - my wife and kids don't see Obama quite the way I do but I am trying to get them to be more tolerant of stupid people.
Houndog

Midland, TX

#39 Dec 3, 2012
Owner Operator wrote:
<quoted text>
You you dumb white fucks blame everything on Obama. Last I checked your boy George W. got us in this mess. If your dumb ass had gotten Romney in I wonder where you would be. What amazes me is that redneck uneducated people like you are a thing of the past so you better get use to a diverse nation. Furthermore Obama supports unions and better pay for the middle class. Keep on driving and blaming Obama. Check the facts before you open your mouth. Oh yeah don't hate Obama cause he is black cause your I promise you that that your son, daughter and wife does not feel the same way about black people. Good luck.
Well lets see since Pres. Obama has been in office fuel has gone up and stayed there. Insurance has gone up and good paying loads are still scarce. Unemployment is still way high and now a new tax for healthcare and EPA regs coming down the pike (Co2 being pollution)I can not see where any of this is going to help our country. If you would be so kind as to explain how these are good things I would appreciate it.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Tulsa, OK

#40 Mar 11, 2013
Houndog wrote:
<quoted text>
Well lets see since Pres. Obama has been in office fuel has gone up and stayed there. Insurance has gone up and good paying loads are still scarce. Unemployment is still way high and now a new tax for healthcare and EPA regs coming down the pike (Co2 being pollution)I can not see where any of this is going to help our country. If you would be so kind as to explain how these are good things I would appreciate it.
May day, may day! We have a problem!

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David

Lumberton, NC

#41 Mar 11, 2013
I don't hate Zero-bama because he is black, I don't like him because he is stupid and is ruining our country. You low-information morons keep blaming it on Bush. How long has he been gone now?
OBAMA

Savannah, GA

#42 Mar 12, 2013
It's not my fault. It's those green social welfare "back packers"(researches)who helped place me in office.. They are the ones who are determined to take away your American independence & your fossil fuel. I just came here to vacation in Hawaii & play golf. My staff is responsible for everything else. Blame them for converting the country over to communism. Why should any one here within the beltway care what the price of gas is because we all ride bicycles, cabs, & limos. Hopefully soon we'll borrow much more money from China so everybody can either work for the government or receive social services for not working at all.
Terance Goldmen

Columbus, OH

#45 Mar 27, 2014
That is something that I haven't seen changed. I didn't know the affects were going on. I would like to have noticed, kinda sad that I didn't.
http://www.allroads.com.au/ #!rockwheelersidetipper/cfvg
Illinois Driver

Wheaton, IL

#48 May 25, 2014
Terance Goldmen wrote:
That is something that I haven't seen changed. I didn't know the affects were going on. I would like to have noticed, kinda sad that I didn't.
http://www.allroads.com.au/ #!rockwheelersidetipper/cfvg
Are you originally from Australia? I thought you might be because the equipment maker you show is from there.

On this Memorial day weekend I would like to salute the ANZACs, one of the best allies of the USA. I met a lot of them and they were all good people.



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Philippines

#49 Jul 30, 2014
nice thread. thanks for sharing that information. it was very informative.
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