Gosh, there's no telling how rich I would be if all the driving I've done throughout my life had been my job. I feel like I've LIVED the life of a trucker but from the driver's seat of mid-sized sedans.

Having visited 45 states, I may have OUTDONE a few truck drivers when it comes to putting push pins in a map, but I doubt I've come close to logging the miles.


Yes, I'm a nomad at heart and if you are too, you might be able to really clean up as a driver for the Walmart Corporation. Here's a former FedEx driver who now works for Walmart, and both of his thumbs are figuratively up:

Walmart is in need of truck drivers, and according to Bloomberg, the company is even training employees from other departments so they can build their fleet. And talk about a VERY nice carrot the retail giant is dangling in front of the noses of prospective employees: SIX FIGURE SALARIES.


That's right. If you're looking for a big boost in your bottom line, you line your annual coffers with up to a $110,000 salary. An amazing opportunity. Specifically, the offer is from $95,000 to $110,000, but so what. I don't personally know anyone who'd scoff at $95K.

And neither would you, I'm guessing.

That number is more than 25% higher than the normal wage earned by new drivers.

The huge salary offer is a result of the dearth of drivers companies are experiencing across the nation. Walmart has been just as affected as anyone, but they know how to make an attractive position even more attractive.


Walmart certainly didn't have to twist Allyson's arm. She has her daily routine all planned out...even down to Luther Vandross, a cabin requirement.

By the way, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the median pay for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was just over $47,000 a year in 2020. So we're talking way above market here.


Who knows, if you land one of these lucrative positions, you could be a part of the Walmart/Amazon Interstate Game. When we're traveling, one person takes Walmart and another takes Amazon. Each person counts how many trucks from each company they see out on the interstate. Whoever has the most by the time we get to a predetermined destination wins. The loser buys lunch or dinner.

No, I realize that's not why you'd become a driver for Walmart. $95,000 to $110,000 is a FAR greater incentive than whether or not I have to buy a meal.

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