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Drivers are responsible for the safe transport and delivery of freight in a professional manner by driving diesel-powered tractor/trailer combinations short and long distances. They deliver product on time, while complying with Department of Transportation rules and regulations. The following are the requirements for driving for Tyson Foods:

  • Must have a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License in your state of residence
  • Age 21 or older with nine (9) months verifiable OTR driving experience in a tractor/trailer combination vehicle within the last 12 months
  • Must be willing to park at designated parking area 
  • Must live in defined hiring area
  • Cannot exceed 3 separate terms of employment as a driver for Tyson Foods (OTR-Long Haul Division)
  • Must be able to pass a D.O.T. Physical Examination and Drug Screening as outlined in the D.O.T Regulations
  • Must be able to pass a road test
  • Must be willing to run 48 states and drive various hours of the day and night
  • Must be able to deliver to all Tyson locations and Tyson Customer Locations per their entry requirements
  • Accidents, incidents, and moving violations, regardless of fault, will be evaluated using the Tyson Driver Evaluation System
  • Under the Tyson Driver Evaluation System, applicants will have to be at twelve (12) points or less
  • Must not have a DUI, DWI, or OUI conviction in a commercial motor vehicle
  • Must not have a DUI, DWI, or OUI conviction in a personal vehicle in the last (8) eight years
  • No positive test on any D.O.T. drug or alcohol test (including having refused a test) in the last three (3) years
  • Cannot exceed ten (10) driving jobs in the last 3 years
  • No preventable rollover accidents
  • Must meet Tyson Minimum Qualification requirements on the PSP report

The requirements listed above are subject to change at any time.


Discount Product Purchase 

In some areas, Tyson Team Members have access to company stores where they can purchase, at discounted prices, the many varied products the company produces. Additionally, Team Members are able to take advantage of discount programs and services through an internal, web-based benefits program. This "one-stop destination" offers Team Members savings on new cars, insurance, exciting travel, home mortgages, computers, and much more.

Some of the partners of this discount program are companies such as MetLife Home and Auto; Bancorp 529 College Savings Plans; Walt Disney World amusement park; Palm (handhelds); Ford, Lincoln, and Land Rover automobiles; HP and Dell (computers and peripherals); and Panasonic (TVs, DVD players, digital cameras, telephones, etc.) - just to name a few.

All this and more is here for you when you become a Tyson Foods Team Member.