Taylor Swift gives ‘life-changing’ $100,000 bonuses to truck drivers
Eras Tour truck drivers receive life-changing $100,000 bonuses from Taylor Swift. In “Style,” Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to the world.
Swift on Monday thanked a slew of crew members for their hard work on the road with her, including the tour’s truck drivers, ahead of the US leg of her Eras Tour.
Michael Scherkenbach, founder and CEO of Denver, Colorado-based Shomotion trucking company, told CNN Swift surprised the tour’s trucking staff with checks totaling $100,000.
The tour uses Shomotion as one of two transportation companies. In the concert venue, my company handles the transportation of the stage and structure.
According to Scherkenbach, nearly 50 members of the combined trucking crews received the six-figure bonus.
According to him, the “generous” bonus is far greater than the standard expected bonus. In most cases, the amount is between $5,000 and $10,000. It is unbelievable that such a large sum could exist.”
In addition, Scherkenbach said the money would change his life.
It is a life on the road for these men and women. He said, “They work all night and sleep during the day.” The work is exhausting. For weeks, they leave their families and young children behind. It has been 24 weeks since Taylor’s tour began.”
$100,000 can be used to pay for a house down payment or college tuition for a child, he said. “Fair wages don’t put you in a position to buy a house. However, this opens up that possibility.”
According to Scherkenbach, the Taylor family is always present and kind to our drivers, but Scott does not generally lead the meeting. During Scott’s speech, he said he and Taylor had discussed this and agreed that everyone should receive a bonus. Every driver received a handwritten note from Taylor, sealed with her monogram and sealed with a wax seal.
Each envelope contained the bonus amount. It didn’t seem appropriate to look at it overly rudely. However, one driver thought it said $1,000, another saw $10,000, and the third thought ‘Well, this has to be a joke! ’” Scherkenbach said. After the letter, the checks were given with the corresponding tax document.