Posted by Staff Writer on 1/25/2019 to Business Opportunities
Arkansas Hires Hundreds of Truck Drivers
Walmart Increases Pay
IncSmart Arkansas (Small Business and Startups) - Arkansas hires hundreds of truck drivers to cover shortages. The salary for the new drivers is increasing to $90,000 a year. Included with the pay increase, Walmart is adding 1 cent per mile in addition to the 88 cents per mile they are paying. The median salary for truck drives is $54,000 a year, according to The American Trucking Association. The association also said there is a nationwide shortage of truck driver and the number could be as high as 175,000 by the year 2026.