Walmart announced on Thursday that it is upping compensation for long-haul truck drivers and creating a new program to teach the next generation as it attempts to restock store shelves and warehouses nationwide.According to, truck drivers will now earn between $95,000 and $110,000 in their first year with the firm, increasing their average compensation.
Walmart could not disclose a current compensation range for new truck drivers, but stated that in their first year, they made an average of $87,500.In addition, has launched a 12-week program in Sanger, Texas, and Dover, Delaware, where anyone may get a commercial driver’s licence and join Walmart fleet. According to firm spokesperson Anne Hatfield, it will pay the cost of obtaining a licence, which may range between $4,000 and $5,000.
According to the American Trucking Associations trade organization, the shortfall of truck drivers in the United States reached an all-time high of over 80,000 employees last year. According to the trade association, the shortage of workers is due to various issues, including the long hours of long-haul journeys, the older average age of existing drivers, and the minimal number of women in the business.