Antoine Sadler (pictured above) started driving for Walmart 17 years ago after spending years on the road as an owner/operator and driving for another company’s private fleet. It took him three tries to get hired by Walmart, but he believes his persistence really paid off.
“To become a Walmart driver is more than just driving a truck,” says Antoine. “This is a real profession.”
After speaking with Antoine, Walmart World compiled four little-known facts about being one of Walmart’s drivers.
1. While there are thousands of drivers working for Walmart, only a few dozen are members of the elite Road Team.
Antoine was first invited to join Walmart’s Road Team in 2010, but says he didn’t feel quite ready. He would finally join in 2015.
More than just drivers, Road Team members act as ambassadors for both Walmart and for the trucking industry. They attend community, corporate and industry events, teach safety and volunteer for organizations like Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit that serves hope and inspiration to kids by providing them shoes.
They also help train drivers preparing for industry competitions, setting up obstacle courses and drilling them on exam questions.