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New Onboarding Process Keeps Walmart Trucking

New Onboarding Process Keeps Walmart Trucking
Gary Mars, a Walmart certified driver trainer, has 28 years of experience driving rigs. He’s seen here outside the Walmart distribution center in Bentonville.

When Walmart Inc. decided a year ago to expand its driver pool more significantly than it had ever done in the past, the question was whether it could bring enough drivers on board fast enough to accomplish what the company wanted with its fleet expansion.
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Windstream to be Removed from Nasdaq Trading

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will be delisted from the Nasdaq, and trading of its stock will be suspended when the market opens on Wednesday, according to a Security & Exchanges Commission document filed Friday.
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Uniti Group Postpones Quarterly Results Following Windstream Bankruptcy

Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock is postponing its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results as it assesses the impact of the bankruptcy filed by the company it spun off from, Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock.
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