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Walmart needs more truckers and said it’s offering referral bonuses

Dallas News

September 10, 2018

[…]Walmart only enlists seasoned drivers — with at least 30 months experience over the prior three years — and new hires can earn about $86,000 a year with as many as 21 paid vacation days. That, (Tracy) Rosser (Walmart’s senior vice president of transportation) said, has kept driver turnover as low as 7 percent historically. This compares with a turnover rate that hovers around 90 percent for long-haul truckers, with more than a third of new hires leaving after three months, according to the American Trucking Associations and driver-retention consultants Stay Metrics.[…]