May 7, 2018 (Springdale, Ark.) – Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, remains committed to the continued growth and innovation of its private fleet, and recently announced a substantial pay package for its long-haul drivers effective April 1, 2018.
“As part of our efforts to continue to attract and retain professional drivers, Tyson Foods increased pay for our over-the-road, refrigerated truck drivers by as much as 15 percent,” said Mike Franco, manager of driver recruiting for Tyson Foods. “We also increased starting pay for drivers with experience and accelerated the timeframe for raises, so many new drivers will be eligible to reach the top of our scale within one to three years.”
Starting pay under the new compensation plan could be up to 49 cents per mile, depending on level of experience. Drivers top out at 51 cents per mile. Teams can start out at as high as 52 cents per mile, based on experience, with a top pay of 54 cents per mile. Tyson Foods drivers average 2,600 miles per week as solo drivers and 5,500 miles per week as teams. In addition to increasing pay for its long-haul drivers, Tyson Foods also issued a pay increase for its regional drivers. Starting pay for regional drivers is now 48-51 cents per mile, depending on experience.
“Because our fleet is part of the Tyson Foods family,” said Franco, “we also offer benefits such as nine paid holidays, an employee stock purchase plan, paid vacation, a group health insurance plan, and a retirement savings plan with 401(k) matching after a year of service.”
Tyson Foods offers drivers a low-cost premium health care and benefits package. The generous group health plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription packages, starts as low as $13.02 per week. Drivers at Tyson Foods also enjoy great home time, safety bonuses, reliable freight, a stock purchase program, and basic life and disability insurance coverage. Tyson Foods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about the driving opportunities at Tyson Foods, call 800-933-6442 or visit www.tysonfoodcareers.com.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 115 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com for more information.