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September 2019

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56 | Overdrive | September 2019 Walmart is hiring 200 drivers to support its distribution center in Sparks, Nevada. Nearly 100 drivers are being hired for the Sparks office, plus another 100 drivers for the company's offices in Sacramento and Porterville, California. Drivers quali- fy for Walmart's recently announced pay increase that allows them to earn up to $87,500 in their first year BY DEAN SMALLWOOD of employment with an all-in rate of nearly 89 cents per mile. RECRUITING Birmingham, Alabama-based Montgomery Transport formed its inaugural MT Driver Advisory Board to provide its roughly 450 drivers a platform to offer input on company decisions and a channel to voice their concerns. Board members were nominated by their managers for a one-year term. Tualatin, Oregon-based Reddaway established its Reddaway Truck Driving Apprenticeship, a one-year training program that allows individu- als to get a Class A license and driving experience while earning a wage and benefits. Students who complete the apprenticeship are offered a job at the less-than-truckload company. Cookeville, Tennessee-based Averitt Express fulfilled its 2016 pledge to hire an additional 1,200 veterans by 2020, representing all U.S. military branches and adding to the hundreds of veterans already employed at the less-than-truckload company. RECOGNITION Jacksonville, Florida-based Landstar System presented its BCO Lifetime Achievement Award to Art Trezise at the company's 8th annual celebration of leading owner- operators, which the company calls business capacity owners. Trezise, who leased to Landstar in 1979, lives in Springhill, Florida. He has driven more than 3.5 million safe miles for the company. WALMART HIRING 200 DRIVERS IN TWO STATES The offices where Walmart is hiring drivers serve facilities in Nevada and California.

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