Taylor Swift rewards the truck drivers on her Eraser Tour with 'life-changing' $100,000 bonuses.
On Monday, Swift acknowledged a number of crew members, including the tour's truck drivers, for their hard work on the road.
Michael Scherkenbach, founder and CEO of Denver, Colorado-based Shomotion trucking company, told CNN that Swift surprised tour truckers by presenting them $100,000 checks.
He mentioned the tour uses Shomotion. “My company transports the stage and structure—the concert venue's skeleton.”Scherkenbach claimed roughly 50 combined trucking crew members received the six-figure bonus.
He stated the "generous" incentive exceeds expectations. “Usually $5,000 to $10,000. This quantity is incredible.”Scherkenbach called it "life-changing" money.
They live on the road. "They sleep all day and work all night," he remarked. It's arduous. For weeks, they abandon their small children. Taylor’s tour lasted 24 weeks.
He suggested $100,000 might buy a home or pay for college. Fair wage doesn't allow home ownership. This allows that.Scherkenbach's drivers were surprised when they were summoned to a Monday production meeting.
It wasn't.Swift's father, Scott Swift, arrived unexpectedly. Scott gave a speech saying he and Taylor had discussed this and thought everyone should get a bonus. Taylor "insisted on writing a handwritten note to each driver and [added] a wax seal on the envelope with her monogram."
Bonus amounts were on each envelope. “The drivers didn't want to look at it rudely. But one driver saw $1,000, another $10,000, and the third responded "Well this has to be a joke!" Scherkenbach stated. Checks and tax documents followed the letter.