Smith truckers are seeking to hire drivers at a faster pace, with plans to hire an additional 200 workers by the end of the year, as the company expands service in Phoenix.
In addition, the company is in talks with a local labor group to expand its workforces.
Smith said it will hire about a half-dozen drivers per week as it moves from its current fleet of two to three.
The company is also looking to hire as many as a half dozen drivers in the future.
In a statement, Smith CEO Doug Johnson said the company would be hiring at least 20 drivers over the next year.
It’s not clear how many of those jobs would be truck jobs.
Smith is a member of the Local Transportation Workers Union, which represents drivers in Arizona and has long pushed for better wages and working conditions.
The union has not responded to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
The Arizona Federation of Labor, which also represents drivers, said it was pleased that the company had begun to hire.
In Arizona, drivers make about $15 per hour and are required to provide a minimum of four hours of paid sick time each week.
The company has not said how many employees it plans to add in the next few months.
Smith’s growth comes as Smith has expanded to other states.
The automaker in the United States has more than 4,500 dealerships.