Walmart raises wages for truckers

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Walmart announced today an increase in driver wages. Walmart says this represents a commitment to maintaining its position as one of the best jobs in the transportation industry.

Beginning in February drivers will receive a per mile increase of $0.01 and a 50-cent increase in activity pay for arrive and arrive/drop occurrences. That means Walmart drivers will now be paid up to $1 every time they arrive at their destination and drop a trailer. With this increase, Walmart drivers can earn an average of $87,500 in their first year of employment with an all-in rate of nearly 89 cents per mile. And in Pennsylvania, Walmart is offering a 5 percent premium on mileage and eight different activities.

Each year, Walmart’s 8,000 drivers travel over 700 million miles. 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.

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