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Walmart offering new truckers starting salary of up to $110,000
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As part of an effort to keep its supply chain moving, Walmart is offering new truck drivers a starting salary range of $95,000 to $110,000 for their first year.
"Drivers who have been with Walmart longer can earn even more, based on factors like tenure and location," Walmart's senior vice presidents of transportation and supply chain people, Fernando Cortes and Karisa Sprague, added in a blog post on Thursday.
A Walmart spokesperson told FOX Business that new truck drivers could previously make an average of $87,500 in their first year.
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The retailer has also launched a 12-week private fleet development program, where existing supply chain workers in Texas and Delaware can earn their commercial driver's license (CDL) and join Walmart's private fleet. The program covers the cost of earning a CDL, which can typically be between $4,000 and $5,000.
According to Walmart, the program has had a total of 17 graduates to date. The company hopes to train between 400 and 800 new drivers this year and eventually make the program available to all Walmart associates.
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