Tyson Orientation

Discussion in 'Tyson' started by _dsgb, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Jonkie

    Jonkie Medium Load Member

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    Good company can't beat chicken hauling lol
     
  2. urdangerzone

    urdangerzone Bobtail Member

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    Descriptive,nice lol. They're close to where I live so I thought maybe but it seems reefer drivers aren't treated much better than dry van
     
  3. Ex-Con-Trucker

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    Hard to find a better company to work for, especially coming out of cdl school. Show up on time, don't hit anything, and you'll do well.
     
  4. athomas1978

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    Hey there I been following this thread and been trying to find other threads about Tyson Foods and every thread I seen and it wasn't many so I guess it's a good thing but I guess its great there but do anyone that drives for Tyson Foods can give me recent info cuz me and the wife thinkin about pulling the trigger any information will greatly appreciated thanks
     
  5. Ex-Con-Trucker

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    If you're on time, and are a safe driver you'll do very well at Tyson. They won't dictate how you should manage your hours. The dispatcher/driver relationship is more like a team than boss/employee relationship.

    You're told in orientation that, "were not a trucking company". Hauling Tyson product is a small part of Tysons overall business. You're not a truck number to dispatchers. All trucks have APUs and inverters big enough for microwaves/coffee maker. Trucks set at 66mph. You'll rarely, if ever be late getting home for home time. You get a day off for every six out. The benefits, insurance, 401k are the best I've heard about or seen elsewhere. Once you become familiar with Tyson, 2750 miles per week would be an average week. Layover is 100 if you don't move more than 200 miles in an eighteen hour period.

    I'm the kind of driver that's never late, manage my HOS efficiently, don't hit stuff, and don't get tickets. In return, Tyson has gone out of its way to make me feel valued and allows me to do my job without feeling like I'm being babysat. If I want the occasional extra day at the house, it's never a problem. If I wanna take a break in a city I've wanted to visit, not a problem. Sick, bad weather... It's you're call. I've never been pressured to do anything that would be considered unsafe. Flat tire - they'll send someone to you rather than hobbling to a shop to save a buck. Light out - not a problem, someone is on the way. 20 miles per day PC time. Fuel at any loves, pilot or flying j, TA, and Petro.

    From my vantage point, it's hard to beat Tyson, regardless of experience. Writing this helped remind me how lucky I am. Hope that helps...
     
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  6. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    There may come a time when it will be virtually impossible for an applicant to get an OTR truck driving job with Tyson Foods. From the looks of it, very few, if any, of the OTR truck drivers, will want to leave the company.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
  7. Ex-Con-Trucker

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    One of the things that I respect about Tyson is they aren't scared to change course if they've made a mistake in policy. Last year they slowed the trucks from 70 to 64. As a result, a good turnover % skyrocketed and drivers were upset. About six months later they raised the truck speed to 66, which believe it or not is a big difference and raised pay. Most companies would've dealt with a high turnover % and not cared what drivers thought. Not Tyson.
     
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  8. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    From the looks of things, an OTR truck driver working for Tyson Foods would need prior experience with another trucking company to APPRECIATE what he or she currently has at Tyson Foods.

    Continued good luck driving for Tyson Foods. God bless you and your family!

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
  9. rokue

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    Waiting on approval and if approved for hire I am going!
     
  10. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Good luck to you! God bless you and your family!

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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