How much do you really get with a “complete compensation package”?

Post Date - Feb 18, 2022

Truck driver compensation can sometimes be confusing, unfortunately, particularly when many of the things you value most don’t have a dollar amount associated with it. With one of the most comprehensive packages in the industry, Tyson Foods wanted to help truck drivers understand what you’ll really get when you join our private fleet – and it’s much more than dollars and cents.

Pay – Of course, we’re all working for a paycheck. It’s what keeps food on the table and a roof over our heads. At Tyson, our pay rate per mile and drop pay alone should provide $85,000 annually, plus what our new layover pay and bonus structure could provide.

But that’s just the beginning!

Variety of opportunities —Tyson Foods’ private fleet offers OTR, regional, and local positions. That means home time flexibility for those drivers who want to be home weekly with a predictable schedule.

Time off – Our opportunities also offer vacation time after 6 months, with the ability to earn 2 extra paid days off.

Security – Here’s one that is vital to all drivers but hard to calculate its value! Tyson was founded in 1935 and is one of the world’s largest food companies today. That means we can provide steady employment and long-term stability for you and your family.

Consistent freight -- Speaking of stability, Tyson ships approximately 19,000 loads per week and our private fleet only hauls about 40% of them. We always have lots of loads for our fleet, providing consistent weekly pay.

Investment -- Tyson offers saving and investment opportunities with 100% matching in our 401(k) program plus 25% matching stock programs. In 2021, Tyson paid out an average of $6,000.11 per driver in bonuses and investment matching.

Career growth – Another advantage that’s tough to calculate but is very valuable is growth. As an industry leader, Tyson is able to offer drivers opportunities to pursue other careers across all our divisions. That means when your career needs change and development, Tyson still has a place for you!

Protection – You can’t put a price on peace of mind! Tyson Foods knows that being able to take care of your and your family’s health and future is priceless. That’s why we offer low-cost group health coverage for health/vision/dental/life at $15.50 per week for individual team members plus family coverage available. We have many other voluntary options to increase protection, such as critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance.

Interested in learning more?
Tyson Foods offers everything above with weekly home time, 100% no touch freight, assigned trucks, and much more. To join Tyson’s private fleet, applicants must be at least 21 years old and have at least 9 months of verifiable tractor-trailer experience within the last year, a valid CDL-A in your state of residence and live within one of the company’s hiring areas. For more information, connect with us today!