Driving for Wenger Feeds
Driving opportunities in our feed division are available. Our feed drivers work with safe, modern, and clean equipment, make local deliveries, and are home every day. Read on to learn more about driving opportunities with Wenger's.
Our Driving Core
Wenger's employs 75 full time drivers in addition to over 15 part time drivers. A feed driver's shift begins by loading the truck. Drivers load 3 to 3.5 tons of bulk feed into each compartment of the trailer and deliver the feed to poultry and swine farms within a 1 to 250 mile radius of their home mill. At the farm, drivers back the truck up to the feed bin and unload feed using an overhead auger. Some trucks are also equipped to blow feed into the bottom of a feed bin. Loads average in size from 19 to 28 tons depending on the type of feed and the type of truck used.
Our night driving team has a regular schedule beginning from 4 to 7 p.m. and working 9 and up to 12 hour shifts. Our drivers average 50 to 55 hours a week. Working schedules include weekend shifts and hours while accomodating flexible scheduling with advance notice. All drivers have a regular schedule which allows them to be home daily.
In addition, the work environment for a night shift driver is ideal for someone who enjoys working independently. Given the hours of the shifts, night shift drivers also have the advantage of encountering less traffic during their shift. Compensation is performance-based and competitive in the industry. In addition, like all Wenger employees, night shift drivers have the opportunity to grow with the company and interview for and transfer to other openings throughout the company.
Feed delivery trucks are owned and serviced by Wenger's and are replaced with frequency. All equipment is well-maintained, comfortable, modern, and safe. The average feed truck is less than 7 years old.
All trucks contain air conditioning, radios, and CD players. Wenger's owns tractors produced by Mack, Peterbuilt, Kenworth, and International. Recent new tractors purchased have been producted by Peterbilt. Wenger uses Walinga trailers almost exclusively.
Wenger drivers are assigned to a tractor and trailer and every effort is made to allow them to operate the same equipment on every shift.
Wenger's owns five mills in Pennsylvania and operates a mill in Massey, Maryland. Our feed division makes deliveries within a relatively short drive of our six locations. The average delivery is 35 miles one way and can be completed in an average of two hours. Drivers will make an average of 3 to 5 deliveries per shift.
Descriptions of schedule and equipment is for demonstration purposes only. Open driving positions are listed on the Opportunities page. Questions? Call 1-800-692-6008 or e-mail Wenger's using our contact page.
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Here is what our drivers have to say about working for Wenger's:
How does a driving position at Wenger's compare to other driving jobs you've had?
"You are home every night, and you don't have to sleep in a truck."
What is the most surprising thing about the job?
"Being part of a team from the first day. I started at Wenger's with a month of driving experience, and I was surprised by how helpful everyone was. Even those drivers that had been at the company a long time would offer you tips, different routes to the farms, etc."