Walmart announcing today what they call an “investment in driver wages”. Beginning in February, drivers will receive a penny per mile increase and 50 cents for arrive and arrive/drop occurrences (Up to $1 per drop). After the increase, drivers will earn an average of $87,500 in their first year, with an ‘all-in rate’ of almost 89 cents per mile.
“Truck drivers are a critical part of our team here at Walmart and have been since Sam Walton started the private truck fleet in the 1970s,” said Greg Smith, executive vice president of Walmart U.S. Supply Chain. “Our professional drivers are part of what makes Walmart so special. This wage increase reflects the importance of our private fleet and our commitment to recruiting and retaining the best drivers in the industry.”
Furthermore, in Pennsylvania, Walmart is offering a 5 percent premium on mileage and eight different activities.
Michael del Rosario, Walmart General Transportation Manager for Woodland, Pennsylvania, says, “…Our drivers remain the backbone of our company, and this investment toward attracting and retaining the safest drivers only makes us stronger as we continue looking for better ways to serve our customers, our stores and our communities.”
Each year, Walmart’s 8,000 drivers travel over 700 million miles and deliver millions of cases of merchandise to Walmart and Sam’s Club 4,700 locations across the nation — all while remaining one of the largest and safest fleets on the road. To drive for Walmart, a commercial driver must have at least 30 months of full-time experience with no serious traffic violations in the last three years.
To apply to drive for Walmart, visit drive4walmart.com.