Sysco Launches 10th CDL Driver Training Facility; Marie Robinson Shares
HOUSTON, TX - Sysco Corporation has completed the national rollout of an industry-leading training program. It has launched its 10th professional truck driver training facility since March 2022. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training facilities are now in operation at Sysco sites throughout the United States.
“We’re proud to be the first foodservice distributor to offer in-house training to existing employees to help them advance their career at Sysco 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 associates, and to our customers.”
The program is taught by professional trainers employed by Sysco, and the company covers all costs of training, licensing, and certification, a press release explained. Addressing the driver shortage is at the forefront of the program.
“This program strengthens our commitment to train the next generation of safe, professional drivers at Sysco,” said Robinson.
The three-week training program invites each driver candidate to learn, practice, and master all necessary fundamentals needed to attempt a state CDL exam, as well as training on the “Sysco Way” of operating. After graduating and obtaining a CDL, each qualified driver will be offered a position as a Delivery Partner at Sysco.
Sysco launched its in-house Operations Academy in March 2022 and has trained nearly 5,000 colleagues in new, standardized programs for its newly hired warehouse selectors and licensed drivers and existing supervisors.
We wish the best of luck to all of the aspiring Sysco drivers utilizing this program!