The best jobs in the trucking industry are at Frito-Lay. As the 2nd largest private fleet in the U. S. , Frito-Lay was awarded the 2019 Fleet of the year. We are proud to offer you a great starting salary which quickly ramps up for top performers.

Your component pay includes unscheduled layovers, delays, dispatch, drop and hook, vacation, miles, cases, etc. For extra detail on pay, routes, and layover rates, we encourage you to visit 1 .


Component pay equates to about $0.6675 per mile and $0.05 average per case.

Average weekly miles 1,500 – 2,500

The average yearly pay is $67,000 – $100,000 / YR Target Earnings

Guaranteed minimum pay of $1300 / WK

Benefits all start on Day 1:

Health, dental, vision, vacation, holidays, personal days

Life and disability

Paid onboarding/training

401k plan and employer contribution

Equip: Type & Amenities:

Volvo/Freightliner Automatic Tractors Single and Tandem

Advanced Safety Features in 2019 and 2020 units; new units every year.

Schedule & Home Time:

50 – 70 hours per week, with required weekend and holiday work

34 hour reset after reaching 70 hours

OTR Drivers are home 2-3 nights weekly

Dispatches run AM and PM. Work is awarded by the Seniority bid board.

85% Drop & Hook and 15% driver unload

Other Job Details:

Perks include a fuel card, Sirius Radio, and Corporate Lodging Card for any layover

Regional routes servicing TX, OK, AR, KS, LA, TN, MS, FL, AZ, and NM.

All routes are dispatched from San Antonio, TX

For extra detail on pay, routes, and layover rates, we encourage you to visit . You can even submit an interest card if you want to talk to a recruiter, just make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

  • You possess a valid Class “A” commercial driver’s license
  • You have at least 100,000 verifiable accident-free miles or more than 2,500 accident-free hours
  • You will be required to work on weekends and holidays
  • You can lift 15 to 50 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to stand and walk for extended periods of time with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to repeatedly lift, carry, push, pull, and handle products with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You have the ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to five hours daily, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You have the ability to work up to 14 hours a day and drive a tractor trailer for extended periods of time, up to 11 hours per day, with or without a reasonable accommodation

You will bid on routes using a seniority-based electronic bid board which keeps things fair for everyone. Start times vary by route and scheduled dispatch.

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 an automatic Volvo, international or freight liner; diesel/natural gas) and transport products to and from specified destinations in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • This is a physical job. We load and unload trailers this can be manual, it could involve palletized loading/unloading, or require the use of a two-wheeler. You will also be lifting things over your head.
  • You will transport chips, dips, and more to and from large grocery stores, 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 an electronic logging device such as 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 require overnight trips as well as weekend and/or holiday work.
  • We run routes 24/7 and DOT hours vary slightly by location.

This position requires 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 strong 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 day to day. 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
  • Attention to Detail: a sharp eye is necessary because you will review weight limits on manifests, you will count cases to make sure orders are corrects, as well as using visual aids

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.
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