I wanna ask you, is it time for a new career? Um, Walmart is now offering truckers starting salary between 95,000 and $110,000 a year as they scrap to really fill those jobs. The American Trucking Association reports, as I mentioned earlier, a shortage of over 80,000 truck drivers last Monday, President Joe Biden said his administration trucking action plan, didn't even realize that there was one, had helped pushed employment levels in the industry, Business Insider previously reports, the trucking companies have begun recruiting drivers at gas stations and convenience stores.
So be careful when you drive up to that C store that you might have a trucker come over to you, don't be afraid. You just want you to go work for them. They're all offering perks now like luxury truck stops with Masseues and pet bathing stations. Looks like we have to do a bit more research. It's possible that a lot of truck drivers are driving with their pets, obviously if they're having pet bathing stations. So Walmart is coming to the rescue of this. They're shifting its entire pay structure. So its drivers can up to $110,000 in the first year. Now, the interesting thing to know is that the start pay range for truck drivers, excluding Walmart is $50,340 a year that comes from BLS. So what we're seeing is that Walmart is doubling in order to attract truck drivers. Right now Walmart has about 12,000 drivers in the field.