Walmart is boosting its pay for truckers to almost $90,000.

With a shortage of long-haul truckers, the discount retailer hopes it'll be able to fill vacancies with the wage bump.

The company said it hired 1,400 truck drivers last year and needs to hire even more this year.

Extensive mentoring will be offered to newly hired truckers, as well.

"We're leaning heavily on the expertise of our Walmart road team and our certified driver trainers to grow our skilled fleet of professional drivers," Lori Furnell, Walmart's director of driver talent acquisition, told ABC News.

Applicants need to have at least 30 months of driving experience over the past three years. A good driving record is a must.

Learn more at careers.walmart.com.