Wal-Mart is the largest public corporation in the world by revenue listed in the 2008 Fortune Global 500. Its operations cover Mexico, UK, Japan, India, Argentina, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico and China. Being a large corporation, it provides more opportunities for employment in different countries where it operates.
Wal-Mart is looking for truck drivers and offers significant salary and benefit packages, including reasonable number of hours of work, safety bonus training and the best equipment. With this, you must also be competitive to get hired. If you want to apply for Wal-Mart truck driving jobs, you may consider the suggestions below.
1. Assess your driving experience and license for the last 5 years. An A class commercial driver’s license is needed with a clean record, no felonies or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) incidents in the last 5 years, and no more than 3 moving violations and accidents for the last 2 years. You must also have a 12-month driving experience in the last 3 years.
2. Obtain necessary over-the-road driving experience. Wal-Mart gives more consideration to applicants who have driven through different types of climates and road conditions safely as this determines the driving skills, experience and insusceptibility or less susceptibility to road accidents of the driver applicant. It helps if you have driven across the 48 states of America and Canada. If you are considering working for Wal-Mart as a driver but doesn’t have enough experience and exposure to the conditions mentioned, you may want to obtain the experience first then apply later.
3. Visit Wal-Mart website and download the application form. Go to walmartstores.com and click the icon for careers. On the extreme left, you will see the list of available careers at Wal-Mart. Scroll down until the Driving Career link and click it. Once the page is loaded, you will see pertinent information regarding the job and a link that says Walmart Driver Application. Click this so the pdf application form will download. Print and fill this out with right information; and then mail it with additional requirements as mentioned in the application form to:
311 N. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72716-0650
4. Make a good resume. When you get yourself an interview, bring along your resume. This must be good enough to impress the interviewer but should also be truthful enough to avoid false expectations. Be confident, polite and professional during the interview and especially at work, if in case you get hired. As much as possible put all your driving experiences, awards if any, and other important information that will strengthen your application. A good recommendation from the past companies you have worked with is a plus. Do not mind if you go beyond 5 pages. The more you prove that you can drive safely, the higher the chance that you will get hired.
5. Study the Federal Driving Rules and Regulations for the interview. This is crucial, as a driver should know all the road signs and regulations including your rights and violations. Know about sleeper berth, its importance and how do you think you will manage this.
There should be available reading materials and federal driving handbooks for the drivers review and continuing road education. Study this not just for the interview but also for future use. Good luck!