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Sysco Celebrates Launch Of CDL Driver Training Facility


Houston-based Sysco Corporation has announced the recent launch of its 10th professional truck driver training facility since March. 

“We’re proud to be the first foodservice distributor to offer in-house training to employees to help them advance their career by becoming CDL-certified drivers,” said Marie Robinson, chief supply chain officer.

“This industry-leading program will help increase the number of qualified drivers at Sysco and increase the career earnings potential of those trained. We are thrilled with the impact of the program and the benefits it’s providing to our company, to our employees and to our customers.”

The company operates commercial driver’s license training facilities at Sysco sites throughout the U.S. The program is taught by professional trainers employed by Sysco and the company covers all costs of training, licensing and certification.

Addressing the driver shortage is at the forefront of its CDL Training Program. “This program strengthens our commitment to train the next generation of safe, professional drivers at Sysco,” Robinson said.

During the three-week training program, each driver candidate will learn, practice and master all necessary fundamentals needed to attempt a state CDL exam, as well as training on the “Sysco Way” of operating safely and providing excellent customer service. After graduating and obtaining a CDL, each qualified driver will be offered a position as a delivery partner.

Since launching its in-house Operations Academy in March, Sysco has also trained 5,000 colleagues in new standardized programs for its warehouse selectors, licensed drivers and supervisors.

Interested candidates can visit careers.sysco.com for more information.

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