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    Default Walmart offers bonuses for drivers to find drivers

    And the driver shortage continues....... 21 days of time off the first year. That speaks volumes as to why we have a driver shortage. And a good example of a non union job although that pay is good.
    Walmart Inc. needs qualified truck drivers, and has asked its current drivers to help find them.

    The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer will pay its drivers and hourly associates working in its transportation division bonuses of up to $1,500 to refer prospective drivers to the company. Wal-Mart, which operates one of the nation's largest private fleets, employs about 7,500 drivers and owns 6,500 tractors. Walmart's drivers moved nearly 2 million loads last year, according to company estimates.

    Walmart has also begun a program to expedite the driver hiring program by up to one month from current time frames. The accelerated on-boarding program is already in place in Bentonville, and will expand to Indianapolis before month's end, Tracy Rosser, senior vice president of transportation for Wal-Mart U.S., said in a blog post last week.

    Walmart needs to fill several hundred driver positions before it considers itself fully staffed, Michelle Malashock, a company spokeswoman, said in an e-mail today.

    Walmart drivers earn, on average, $86,000 a year, receive up to 21 days of time off in their first year, and do not load or unload freight. Perhaps as important for many drivers, they generally have predictable home times because Walmart operates over a regular, clearly defined route network of DC to DC, or DC to store.

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    Default Re: Walmart offers bonuses for drivers to find drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    And the driver shortage continues....... 21 days of time off the first year. That speaks volumes as to why we have a driver shortage. And a good example of a non union job although that pay is good.
    We've had a few retire out at YRC and drive for Wally World. No complaints. They treat their drivers pretty darned well.

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    Default Re: Walmart offers bonuses for drivers to find drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    We've had a few retire out at YRC and drive for Wally World. No complaints. They treat their drivers pretty darned well.

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    We have heard the same thing.

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    Default Re: Walmart offers bonuses for drivers to find drivers

    An acquaintance of mine from OHFL worked for them for a couple of years after he bailed from UPSF. I know there was some disgruntled employees at his terminal but I never understood the real beef that they had.

    He took a transfer to NM and then after a few weeks got on with ABF in ABQ as a road driver.

    I know when this bonus thing came out he had a few word about if they wouldn't have screwed up what they, WM, had they wouldn't have to be looking for drivers.
    Last edited by RedRollingRoadblock; 1 Week Ago at 10:18 PM.
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