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tigerbutt
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New Wal-Mart truck





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Walmart showcased its futuristic truck today at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package, developed in support of the company’s industry-leading sustainability program.

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Just thought it was interesting.

Did search and didn't find anything so if German, GFYS







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upgrayedd
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Glad to see they're spending money on trucks and not better employees.





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MrBiriwa
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Glad to see they're spending money on trucks and not better employees



...and better healthcare for said employees






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Traffic Circle
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Why is the truck white? Isn't that racist?





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doublecutter
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Also, the truck is designed to carry more weight. That means WalMart doesn't have to have as many loads, so they can save money. Also, many drivers think that the truck would be seriously underpowered. Saves on diesel, but when one of those trucks is chugging a full load up a mountain on the interstate and the most it can go is 15 mph, that creates a hazard for all drivers.





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Pedro
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Well if this saves gas money in the long run it could go towards bettering employees and such.

Not justifying the move or anything as I think its stupid as well but just throwing out an idea.






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Rickety Cricket
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...and better healthcare for said employees

They're more than welcome to leave for a job with better healthcare.






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Napoleon
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Yet tons of empty cash registers.


I hate that. Why have 35 lanes if only five are ever open?

And then the self checkouts would be awesome, if it didn't screw up constantly.



Easy fix to everything. Have an RFID tag on everything, and a price set in that tag. Customer walks through scanner and given a price, then customer pays that price. done.






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Commandeaux
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Glad to see they're spending money on trucks and not better employees.


You win the internet for the day. I have officially given up on walmart. I havent been in two months. I've been shopping at winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Oak Point, and Target.






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VetteGuy
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Also, the truck is designed to carry more weight


More than the legal limit?


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the most it can go is 15 mph

Wal-Mart sucks. Always.






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Sentrius
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I hate that. Why have 35 lanes if only five are ever open?


You can thank minimum wage laws for that.






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Sid in Lakeshore
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I think its stupid as well


Why do you think it is stupid? Investing in a more efficient organization is never stupid.

Terrible employees are indicative of the location the Walmart is in. There are locals that have great employees.






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RogerTheShrubber
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There are locals that have great employees


Yep, one here is awesome. Mostly Filipinos and they have great customer service.






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willthezombie
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and better healthcare for said employees


that is why Wal-Mart supported Obamacare, now they don't have to.














Nobody is forcing ppl to work at walmart.






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willthezombie
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Yet tons of empty cash registers


They should replace them with the self checkouts. I actually have started shopping at walmart again because of them.






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fightin tigers
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Amazon is flying purchases to your doorstep and this is how Walmart responds?

No wonder they are dying.






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lsu480
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Yep, one here is awesome. Mostly Filipinos and they have great customer service.



The ones here are at least 50% Africans from like Nigeria and Somalia.






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NOX
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finally.. the cab-over makes its glorious return







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Zantrix
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Walmart

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dying


I lol'ed.






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LSUneaux
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I am surprised there aren't more self-checkouts.

-Less payroll
-Less bitchy employees
-Better perception of customer service
-Opportunity to give raises to existing employees who deserve them, and still keep some of that savings for the company.

It's really addition by subtraction IMO.






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