More than 50,000 drivers are needed to meet the demand from companies such as Amazon and Walmart that are shipping goods across the country, according to the American Trucking Associations.
This driver shortage has already lead to delayed deliveries and highter prices for goods in America. The ATA has predicted this problem will only get worst in the upcoming years.
According to The Washington Post, many trucking companies are so desperate for drivers that they are offering signing bonuses and pay raises. The median salary for a truck driver is already at $42,000/year, with some drivers reporting to make more than $100,000/year.