I have in application in to Tyson and I've spoken to one of the recruiters already. I haven't fully committed yet to Tyson, but I would like to ask some questions about the equipment you guys drive. For me driver comfort is one of my top priorities, so I'd like to know the following:
1) I read that Tyson has battery APUs. Does the APU just run the heating and air, or does it do more than that?
2) Is it true the APU will kill the truck batteries thus requiring a jump?
3) Are the sleepers roomy? Are they at least 72 inches?
4) Does Tyson have a policy against idling, if so is any idling permitted like to charge the batteries?
5) How does the trucks ride? Are they rode hard and put up wet, or better maintained?
6) I know Tyson runs an automatic fleet, but how would you judge how the transmission performs? If given an option would you trade for a manual?
I know this feels like an interrogation, and i'm sorry. But I know a recruiters job is just to get me to orientation, so I need you guys to give me the real deal about this company.
7) Do you personally feel Tyson is a good company to work for, or is the only thing keeping you there the pay?
8. Do you feel the wait times to be loaded/unloaded is too excessive?
9) Is the vast majority of your drops and pick-up's drop and hook, or is the main website a little misleading on those numbers?
10) If I go on hometime do I really have to worry about someone driving my OTR truck while i'm gone. I guess what i'm saying do I need to clean all my stuff out of the truck each time I go on hometime?
Thanks in advance guys.