Walmart is raising trucker salaries in its push to hire 900 more drivers this year across the U.S., including Texas where it has a big concentration of distribution centers where empty trucks get filled.
Companies are competing for the best drivers as a shortage of truckers in the U.S. persists. Walmart is promising more predictable scheduling to be conscious of work-life balance and is shortening the time from application and starting work. Last year, it also started a $1,500 referral bonus.
In the latest hiring push, Walmart’s driver wages are rising from a combination of a per-mile increase and higher activity and drop-off pay.
That’s an average annual salary of $87,500 and 21 days of vacation in the first year. There’s also the potential for safety bonuses. Applicants must have at least 30 months of full-time commercial driving experience with no serious traffic violations in the past three years.
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