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Moving Us All Forward: April Coolidge, Award-Winning Truck Driver with WalMart
Episode 70518th August 2021 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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When we think about logistics and supply chain, the first things that come to mind may be tractors and trailers, warehouses, and automation. But what really makes the supply chain possible are people; drivers who spend much of their life on the road away from friends and family so the rest of us get what we need when we go to the store. Beyond being absolutely invaluable to companies and the economy as whole, these drivers are in demand as shortages plague carriers of all types.

April Coolidge is a Professional Truck Driver with the Walmart Corporation. She recently received a special award – she was recognized by Walmart and PepsiCo as an Everyday Hero. She was also appointed to the American Trucking Associations’ 2019–20 America’s Road Team, being selected as 1 of 18 team members out of 3,600 qualified candidates.

In this conversation, Scott and Greg have the opportunity to talk to April and get a driver’s point of view on a number of supply chain topics:

• The number one thing companies can do to both retain their current drivers and recruit young new drivers to join their team

• What the drivers of passenger vehicles need to remember when they are sharing the road with a tractor trailer

• Some of the ‘courtesy signals’ that drivers of all vehicles can use to communicate and manage safe lane changes on congested highways

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