Walmart intends to hire 900 new truck drivers and increases its annual salary to $ 90,000 as it offers to keep up with Amazon
- Walmart, the world's largest trader, has a shortage of truck drivers  Walmart also wants to hire 900 additional truck drivers this year
- Wage increase means that Walmart drivers will earn $ 87,500 per year
- He offers a -100% per mile pay rise to his 8,000 truck drivers [ .
Ariel Silber for Dailymail.com
Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers this year to add 8,000 people to their workforce – everyone will get a raise that will bring their annual salaries to nearly $ 90,000.
The world's largest trader has a shortage of truck drivers at a time when he faces fierce competition from rivals, including Amazon.
That's why it will raise the annual salary of truck drivers by $ 1,500, according to CNN.
Salary turns to hundreds per kilometer, which will come into force in February.
Walmart drivers will earn an average of 89 cents per mile – equivalent to an annual salary of about $ 87,500.
Unlike other companies that Walmart has its own private fleet of 65 000 trailers and seen in
Unlike other companies that outsource trucks, Walmart has its own private fleet of 65,000 trailers
It is one of the largest fleets in the country. shortens the boarding process to make drivers move faster
The company finds that the process has been too slow in recent years, leading to the search for drivers elsewhere.
Walmart, like other blue chip companies, is struggling to maintain profit margins due to increased transport costs. As the economy is strong, people buy more products, but there are simply not enough truck drivers to transport them. labor market.
Walmart's stock price dropped from $ 110 a share to just over $ 96
Another factor to be taken into account is the exhausting nature of work that requires long hours of self-travel in the interstate.
A combination of an aging driver truck population, low wages and federal rules that limit the hours spent on the road have contributed to the current situation, according to analysts.
Last year, truck drivers with tractors received an average
In an effort to attract new drivers and keep existing, JB Hunt also wages and benefits.
In the past calendar year, Walmart saw the price of his stock fell from $ 110 per share to just over $ 96.
There is also a movement in Congress to reduce the interstate truck driving age from 21 to 18. [Advertising