Women drivers rock: Adriane Fontane starts new driving career at Tyson

Post Date - Mar 19, 2021

After years in management with a national fast-food company, Adriane Fontane decided to make a big career change last year – and hasn’t looked back.

“I started driving in early 2020 and I love it,” she says. “My brother is an owner operator and talked to me about a driving career telling me I could make more money and enjoy my work more so I got my CDL.”

Once Adriane earned her class A driver’s license, she took the advice of a friend who said to look at Tyson’s private fleet. “My friend said Tyson was family oriented, supportive and personable – he was right!” says Adriane. “They know my name and care about me. Lots of carriers do not do that.”

A long-haul driver, Adriane stays out a month at a time before heading home to North Carolina. “My routes change all the time, which I really like,” she says. “I haul spices, flour, whatever they give me!”

Adriane is proud to be a successful woman in a male-dominated industry. “Some out there may feel women can’t do this job but we’re getting it done!” she says. “Just watch me back this truck up.”

With a year of driving under her belt, Adriane’s advice to new drivers is to take your time and focus on the task in front of you. “You have to focus like your life depends on it, because it does,” she says. “Don’t be discouraged and don’t rush. If you need help, just ask for it.”

When it comes to support, Adriane says Tyson is the best. “They were so supportive when I was just starting – helped me learn the Tyson systems and made sure I was comfortable.”

Are you looking for a fresh start or a place to grow your truck driving career? Tyson Foods has all the ingredients to fuel your successful future. As a global protein leader, Tyson Foods offers an excellent pay package for over-the-road drivers plus flexible home time and industry leading affordable health care benefits in a safe family environment.

We’d love for you to join Adriane on the Tyson team so connect with us today to learn more.