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Walmart Offers Store Associates a Chance to Earn 6-Figures with Associate-To-Driver Training Program

| January 19, 2023

Associate-to-Driver training program gives store associates the chance to earn six-figures as a truck driver in their private fleet

Truck drivers are a key part of Walmart’s supply chain, and now associates at 439 Walmart store locations (and select Sam’s Club supply chain associates) can also get behind the wheel of a new career.  

Obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and training to become a truck driver can be expensive—on average it can cost up to $8,000, according to the National Sound Trucking School. With Walmart’s new Associate-To-Driver program, Walmart fully covers the cost and associates can take an immediate next step in their careers without leaving Walmart. Walmart drivers can earn up to $110,000 their first year driving (compared to the national average salary of $71,692, according to Glassdoor). 

Since the program was announced last year, Walmart has trained 56 associates from various supply chain roles. Walmart is now expanding the program to include store associates within a 50-mile radius of a hiring transportation office. Associates will be eligible to apply for the 12-week program held at one of the Fleet Development Training Centers listed below [see fact sheet]* . 

“Walmart’s Associate-to-Driver program gave me the opportunity to change my family’s lives and travel the country with my best friend. team driver Reece Niblett said. Niblett has worked for Walmart’s supply chain since 2012 and is one of the supply chain associates who went through the inaugural Associate-To-Driver program last year.  

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