So, Tom (pictured above) took his big brother’s advice and made the move. He says the company offers a family environment and good, stable work. “Walmart takes exceptional care of their drivers and watches out for them,” Tom says.
Living 12 hours apart, family obligations and busy lives—as well as the impact of COVID-19—made seeing each other difficult. Instead, the two stayed in touch by phone. It had been nearly two and a half years since they were able to see each other in person.
Then fate—or Walmart’s driving schedules—intervened.
“We started working toward the same part of the country together,” Dave (pictured below) explains.
“Touching base with him, he told me he was going to Seymour Distribution Center 6017. I said ‘well, by golly, I'm going into the Louisville market with a Sam’s load, and I wouldn't be surprised if I don't end up at Seymour.’ I was hopeful for that. And doggone it, if they didn't send me in to Seymour. I called Tom and I said, ‘Look, I'm coming.’”