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Driver named to elite Walmart Road Team

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:24 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — Warren Tyus, 57, of Chicago is one of four tractor trailer drivers for the Walmart Private Fleet who have been selected to join the company’s “Road Team.” Tyus bases out of the Walmart Distribution Center and Transportation Office in Spring Valley.

As a member of the Walmart Road Team, Tyus will act as a company ambassador, representing Walmart Transportation at corporate, community and industry events.

Each Walmart Road Team driver is required to have an outstanding safety record and a minimum of three years or 300,000 miles as a professional driver for Walmart. Team members are chosen through a rigorous process that includes a review of professional experience, written questions and answers and a video presentation about driving safety.

Tyus has driven for Walmart since 2002, logging more than 960,000 safe miles. He has driven nearly two million miles over the course of his professional career.

“In an organization filled with great people and the best drivers in the trucking industry, I’m humbled to have been selected to represent my fellow associates as part of the Walmart Road Team,” said Tyus. “I look forward to using my time on the Road Team as an opportunity to champion the need for safety on America’s roadways, being an ambassador for our industry, the company and the communities we serve and to take advantage of the opportunities giving back in this manner presents. It is such an honor. I am thrilled to have this chance to serve.”

Tyus’ fellow driver out of the Spring Valley distribution center, Pete Palczynski, is also a member of the 12-member Road Team. The Walmart Private Fleet has more than 7,400 drivers who service the company’s 4,600 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations across the United States.

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