How will Walmart's decision to significantly expand its fleet affect carriers and shippers?
Sep 20, 2018
Last week there were some important articles highlighting Walmart's decision to significantly expand their private fleet by hiring up to an additional 8,000 drivers—with the willingness to pay these drivers up to $89,000 plus benefits! That’s a significantly higher rate than what most drivers are earning today, and one that could disrupt the trucking industry.
What else is impacting carriers when it comes to pricing?
In addition to driver pay, carriers are looking at things like time-based pricing, dimensionalization, and the settlement function. If you don’t know exactly how these types of disruptions will affect your truckload and LTL rates, go to our Transportation Market Storm Center to access dozens of informative interviews with both carriers and shippers.
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