Walmart is offering an $8,000 sign-on bonus for qualified Class A commercial truck drivers in select locations in what it says is an effort to recruit the best and safest drivers to its private fleet.
Walmart locations offering the sign-on bonus include McCarran, Nevada; Grandview, Washington; Tobyhanna and Pottsville, Pennsylvania; and Smyrna, Delaware.
The bonus will be distributed in two large payments. When a truck driver begins with the Walmart fleet, $4,000 is paid upon successfully passing onboarding and being qualified to drive. Another $4,000 is paid when the driver has been with Walmart six months, Walmart officials said in a press release.
Walmart's private fleet is also offering activity, training and mileage pay from day one, quarterly safe driving bonuses, weekly home time, and up to 21 days paid time off in the first year. Walmart drivers can earn up to $87,500 their first year, according to Walmart officials.