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Walmart opens Sacramento transportation hub, looks to hire 130 new truck drivers

A Walmart tractor-trailer truck.
A Walmart tractor-trailer truck. Fresno Bee file

Walmart is looking to hire 130 experienced Sacramento-area truck drivers to staff a fleet as it has recently opened its first “transportation office” in the U.S., which is getting a permanent home in North Highlands.

Called the Walmart Sacramento Transportation Office, it’s the retail giant’s first transportation hub not connected to a distribution center, Walmart said in a news release.

The location will be based just west of McClellan Airport on Forcum Avenue, according to the news release. The office opened a temporary location April 1, located on nearby Patrol Road in McClellan Park.

Walmart says the office will break the mold of standard truck driving, allowing drivers to start and finish the work week at the same location.

Walmart also boasts that first-year drivers with the company can earn an average salary of $87,500, at a recently increased rate of 89 cents per mile.

Interested applicants can apply via when the job listings are posted. The new office officially opens Wednesday.

The transportation office will service stores and distribution centers across Northern California, southern Oregon and parts of Nevada, according to the news release.

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