Walmart is looking to add more truck drivers in the upcoming year as an industry-wide shortage continues to loom. And it’s increasing their pay, too.
In addition to the more than 1,400 truck drivers hired in 2018, Walmart stated that “hundreds more are slated to join the fleet.” Plus, starting in February, drivers will earn one cent extra per mile as well as additional pay for every arrival – adding up to roughly 89 cents per mile, or an average of $87,500 per year.
The median salary for a truck driver on a national, irregular route is over $53,000, according to a study last year by the American Trucking Associations.
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