Dayton Daily News
Walmart hiring drivers for distribution center
Walmart will add 125 truck driving jobs at its Washington Court House distribution center.
After an internal review, Walmart switched to a private fleet of trucks rather than continue using a third-party carrier, according to a company statement. The private fleet will need 125 drivers.
The company expects to hire all drivers by May, following a nationwide plan to add 900 truck driving jobs and raise wages. The average first-year salary for a Walmart driver is $87,500, with an all-in rate of nearly 89 cents per mile.
Washington Court House is around 55 minutes southeast of Dayton.
“This is a business decision. After an evaluation, Walmart determined it was more cost-effective and efficient to operate this facility with its own fleet of drivers instead of a third-party carrier,” said Bryan Most, vice president of Walmart Transportation.
Drivers interested in the job must have 30 months of commercial driving experience and a clean safety record for the last three years. Internal, external and current third-party drivers will be considered.
Drivers will have access to company benefits the first day and can earn as much as 21 days of paid time off in their first year. The schedules are also predictable, so drivers know when they will be home and on the road.
“Walmart continues to explore how we can operate more efficiently and serve our customers’ changing needs. Our Walmart U.S. Supply Chain plays a big role, particularly in quality, service, speed and work environment.”