Class-A Truck Driver
The best jobs in the trucking industry are at Frito-Lay. We are proud to offer you an ample starting salary which ramps up quickly for top performers. Your component pay includes stops, unscheduled layovers, delay, dispatch, drop and hook, vacation, and so forth. Our benefits include health insurance, legal benefits, a 401(k) that we are happy to match, and an employer funded retirement plan.
For extra detail on pay, routes, and layover rates, we would encourage you to visit http://www.driveforfritolay.com. You can even submit an interest card if you want to talk to a recruiter, just make sure you meet the minimum requirements:
- You are at least 21 years of age or older
- You possess a valid Class "A" commercial driver's license
- You have no DUI or DWI convictions or suspensions from a moving violation within the past 3 years
You will bid on routes using a seniority electronic bid board which keeps things fair for everyone. Start times vary by route and most routes will have you home after every shift.
We asked current Frito-Lay drivers what frequent tasks you should expect when you come aboard, and here is what they had to say:
- You will safely operate a tractor/trailer (usually a newer automatic Volvo) and transport products to and from specified destinations in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
- We load and unload trailers -- this can be manual, it could involve palletized loading/unloading, or require the use of a two-wheeler. This is a physical job.
- You will transport chips, dips, and more to and from Frito-Lay manufacturing facilities, rural storage units, and other traffic centers.
- You will obtain signature of receipt, pick up returns and complete logs and other paperwork related to deliveries, and review invoices and/or manifests
- You will use a tablet or an onboard (dash) computer
- We have regular contact with our customers, sales drivers, and dispatch, so you can expect talk to people at various points throughout the day or night
- Like the rest of our drivers, you will be responsible for pre- and post-trip truck inspections.
- Your work hours may be up to the legal limits allowed by the FMCSA and may require the occasional overnight trip as well as weekend and/or holiday work
- We run routes 24/7 and DOT hours vary slightly by location
We have to be honest with you: there will be hard days that involve a lot of walking and lifting over your head, but we believe the rewards are worth it, and our drivers agree.
Given our large salaries and phenomenal benefits, you might wonder what will give you an edge when you apply. Here's an idea of what Frito-Lay drivers expect of one another:
- Safety Focused: your mind is focused on safety when you operate vehicles by practicing defensive driving. We have a sterling reputation as transportation professionals on the road.
- Coachable and Communicative: you can take feedback and adjust how you do things in the spirit of cooperation, safety, and efficiency. Communication is a two-way street. Did you encounter a safety hazard? Were their issues with your delivery? Your honest feedback is valued here.
- Flexibility: the schedule you work won't be set, but instead it will vary week to week. Everyone at Frito-Lay works weekends and holidays.
- Self-Motivated: our drivers are known across the company as hard workers, showing up and working until the job is done all with attention to detail (e.g. when you review weight limits and count cases)
Our application takes 10-15 minutes to finish on any device. Our mission is to get you in for an interview instead of jumping through hoops. Just keep an eye on your e-mail, and we will take care of the rest.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo (Frito Lay) is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity