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Walmart Raises Trucker Pay To Help Solve 900 Trucker Shortage

By January 28, 2019 No Comments

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.

To read the full article written by Maria Halkias from The Dallas Morning News, click here!

 

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