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Solo drivers are valued Tyson Foods team members. They are the final piece in executing Tyson Foods' promise to provide world class customer service to its customers. Launch a career with Tyson Foods and enjoy the benefits of driving for a private fleet. Tyson Foods offers a great pay and benefits package, and enables drivers to sustain consistent pay checks and provide for their families. Our solo drivers average 2500 miles per week, with an average salary of $60,000 per year.


Solo Drivers Pay Package (Effective April 1, 2018)
0-1 year $0.43 $0.45 $0.47 $0.49 $0.51
1+ years $0.45 $0.47 $0.49 $0.51
2+ years $0.47 $0.49 $0.51
3+ years $0.49 $0.51

Additional Pay for short trips:

  • All single trips less than 500 miles will be paid an additional $.03 per mile
  • All single trips less than 250 miles will be paid an additional $.06 per mile


Home Time:

  • Variable to your choice and company availability.
  • One (1) day off for every six (6) days out on the road. All equipment must be parked at the nearest plant and / or terminal.


Safety Pay:

  • Safety Compliance pay is extra $0.01 per mile paid quarterly based on:
    1. No preventable accidents or incidents
    2. Minimum of 24,000 miles driven for the quarter
    3. Employed for entire quarter
    4. No Roadside inspections w/defects


Other Pay:

  • Holiday Pay: Nine (9) paid holidays at $130.00 per holiday
  • Layover Pay: $100.00 after the first 18 hours and not repositioned over 200 miles
  • Unloading Pay: Tyson Foods pays for loading and unloading. Driver may have to locate a lumper and get fees approved by dispatch and / or sometimes load or reload if lumpers are not available.
  • Drop and Pickup Pay: Multi drop loads/pickups are $18.00 on all pickups or drops. No pay for single drop or pickup.



  • 1 week after 1 year
  • 2 weeks after 3 years
  • 4 weeks after 10 years
All of the above is subject to change.