September 11, 2023

Walmart’s 6-figure driver program, how dredging works and DOT’s new drug test – WTT


On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner is kicking off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Ricky Sharp and Ashley Milacek from the Associate-to-Driver Program at Walmart and Sam’s Club. 

We’ll find out how more than 70 Walmart and Sam’s Club associates are taking on new roles as regional truck drivers for Walmart’s Private Fleet. Many of these associates are moving from hourly roles at Walmart stores or Sam’s Club supply chain facilities, earning up to $110,000 in their first year of driving.

Billions of cubic yards of material are removed from sites around the globe annually in an effort to keep the big ships and their cargo moving. But how does dredging work? We’re going to find out from Dredging Contractors of America CEO William Doyle. 

The final rule allowing for saliva-based DOT drug testing went into effect June 1. We’ll find out what this means for carriers and drivers when Kathy Close, transportation safety editor at J. J. Keller joins us.

Plus, the Flexport fallout, UAW strike, a fourth Nikola battery fire, semi-truck golf carts, an amazing rescue, Dooner goes to Jackson Hole and more.

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