Walmart announced the expansion of its Associate-to-Driver program, an option for associates who work in stores, distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices to earn up to $110,000 in their first year.
Walmart is announcing on its website that it is expanding the Associate-to-Driver program so that associates who work in stores, distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices at participating locations can take advantage of it and obtain significant employment benefits. when working as a retail driver.
Through this expanded pilot, associates located within a 50-mile radius of a participating transportation office will be eligible to apply for the program.
And after completing the 12-week training course and obtaining a commercial driver’s license, they will get a job as a Walmart driver.
Those selected can earn up to $110,000 in their first year with the company, in addition to obtaining a suite of employment benefits. And that’s just the beginning, as drivers with the longest track record can earn even more, depending on factors like seniority and location.
The Associate-to-Driver program just graduated its first participants from Dover, Delaware and Sacramento, California: “Our fleet is continually recognized for its commitment to safety. In fact, the American Trucking Association has awarded Walmart the safest fleet in the 250+ million mile division for six consecutive years.
The retailer says that by training new drivers from day one, it can help them approach all parts of the job by focusing on the values of safety, courtesy and pride so they don’t let down their teammates, customers or families.
Walmart says associates have long been interested in taking on these driver roles, but felt constrained by the time and cost of training required.
But now with the launch of the fleet development program last year, associates based in select parts of the country have a path to earning their commercial driver’s license in order to become Walmart private fleet drivers.
Those interested in joining the program can go to drive4walmart.com to obtain all the details and requirements.
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