Rodney (pictured above) started working for Walmart in 1992, putting in time in the warehouse and the truck shop. In 2003, he bought his own truck and trailer and went out on the road. “I needed to get my miles before Walmart would hire me as a driver, and that’s what I did,” he explains.
He returned to Walmart in January of 2019 and is driving out of Ocheleta, Oklahoma. “I wanted to drive for one of the best truck driving companies,” Rodney says. “They pay good, and they treat their drivers good.”
Do you have a favorite destination on the road?
Anita: I just like the countryside on the back roads... like the hay bales in the summertime and frost in the fall. I like to get up and watch the sun come up as I'm driving. So, I usually get up pretty early and go.
Rodney: I like to run to Wichita, Kansas. It's all open. During the daytime it’s pretty. And it’s easy running and no traffic.
What do you do to unwind after a long day driving?
Anita: I do a lot of research on the phone, and I've got a couple of games that I play.
Rodney: I like watching racing videos and farming videos on YouTube. I’m pretty boring.
What do you do to stay healthy when you’re on the road?
Anita: You don't have to eat right all the time, but you need to eat right at least 50% of the time. I drink a lot of fluids. And I usually get out and take a little walk, whether it's into the Walmart store that I'm parked at and walking around looking at stuff, or sometimes when I go get something to eat.
Rodney: I usually walk the parking lot some. On the weekends, I have some acres and cows, so that keeps me busy.