According to Vinny Faller, a 16-year Walmart fleet driver and assessor at the Casa Grande onboarding facility, a candidate’s ability to grasp the culture will make or break their success during onboarding events.
“Safety is everything. Courtesy to drivers on the road is paramount. Professionalism at all times is demanded,” Faller said. “There’s no substitute for these three principles.”
Throughout the week, Faller and his fellow assessors demonstrate the skills that candidates are expected to master before they begin driving and help them with any areas they can improve in as the week goes on. Their expertise and camaraderie help new drivers gain confidence in their skills and welcome them to the Walmart family.
To qualify for the onboarding, drivers must already meet Walmart’s high minimum standards for its private fleet drivers, which includes 30 months of experience in the past three years and a clean safety record.
“Walmart’s fleet has a reputation for high standards and that can be intimidating,” Faller said. “But you see people getting emotional after the process they go through here, and I think that’s largely because they can sense that we’re here in it with them and we’re committed to their success. I don’t think you get that elsewhere in the industry.”