HOUSTON, Dec. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) today announced the recent launch of its 10th professional truck driver training facility since March 2022. The leading global foodservice distribution company now operates Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training facilities 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, Sysco’s 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.
Addressing the driver shortage is at the forefront of Sysco’s CDL Training Program. “This program strengthens our commitment to train the next generation of safe, professional drivers at Sysco,” said Robinson.
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 behind the wheel at Sysco.
Since launching its in-house Operations Academy in March 2022, Sysco has also trained nearly 5,000 colleagues in new, standardized programs for its newly hired warehouse selectors and licensed drivers and existing supervisors.
Interested candidates can visit https://careers.sysco.com/.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 71,000 associates, the company operates 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves approximately 700,000 customer locations. For fiscal year 2022 that ended July 2, 2022, the company generated sales of more than $68 billion. Information about our Sustainability program, including Sysco’s 2022 Sustainability Report and 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report, can be found at www.sysco.com.
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