This week, the company that runs the world’s largest wholesale and retail chain, Walmart, announced an expansion of its private fleet and a pilot 12-week CDL program.
In an announcement on 18th Jan., Walmart stated the expanding of the Associate-to-Driver program, launched last year in Dover, Delaware, and Sacramento, California. 56 people have already successfully completed the program and Walmart decided to increase the team of truckers.
The Associate-to-Driver program allows their team members at stores, distribution centers, fulfillment centers, and transportation offices within a 50 mile radius of a participating transportation department to apply for truck driving.
“Once they complete the 12-week program and receive a CDL, they can begin the coveted truck driving experience at Walmart. Walmart driver incentives start at $110000 in the first year with the company,” Walmart said in a statement.
The American Trucking Association declared Walmart one of the safest fleets in the 250+ million-mile division for six consecutive years. From day one, we’ve been helping drivers prepare for every aspect, with a focus on values such as safety, courtesy and pride, so we never disappoint our team and customers,» Walmart said in a statement.
Progress does not stand still and today high-quality CDL can be obtained online, being in any state. Certain centers also offer housing assistance during the program.