Welcome to Driven by Dot Transportation, Inc. We created the Driven blog to bring you the latest news and information from Dot Transportation, Inc. and the trucking industry. We are passionate about trucks and drivers, and connecting you to the rewarding careers transportation offers. We know truck drivers drive America forward and we hope to inspire and educate you along your way. After all, we are folks from all walks of life, from California to Illinois to New York and everywhere in-between. We see every 18-wheeler on the road and love to stop at Flying J’s. Our kids have toy tractor-trailers and so do we.


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May 17, 2019

FB Live Recap

In case you missed it: Dot Transportation (DTI) hosted a Facebook Live event last week to answer any questions you had about Dot’s benefits package. So we wanted to compile all of the questions and answers in one place so you can continue to reference it.

All questions were answered by Driver Trainer Jeremy Flood, Corporate Benefits Manager Gina Ruffcorn, and HR Coordinator Megan Greening.

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December 12, 2018

Life on the Road with Dot Transportation

Ever wondered what it’s like to drive for Dot? Let a couple of our drivers tell you themselves! Susan and Jonathon are Dot drivers with very different job types and schedules. Let’s hear what they have to say about life on the road driving for Dot!

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December 10, 2018

2018 Fall Truck Photo Contest Winner Announced!

The votes are in! Congratulations to Brenda Danner, our 2018 Dot Transportation Fall Photo Contest winner!

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December 3, 2018

Vote for the 2018 Fall Photo Contest Finalists!

Cast your vote for the 2018 Fall Photo Contest winner! Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos. Check out the finalists and cast your vote for the winner. Voting is now live and closes on December 9th with the winner announced on the 10th.

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November 28, 2018

Veteran Spotlight: Jim Penton

Mt. Sterling, Illinois Driver Jim Penton voluntarily joined the military in a time when it wasn’t very popular to do so, but for Jim it was the right thing to do. Jim followed in his brother’s footsteps, quit high school, and swore into the U.S. Marine Corps at the very young age of 17 and was shipped off to the Troop Depot in San Diego, California for Basic Training.

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November 26, 2018

Top Five Tech Gadgets of 2018

I’m excited to give you my list of top tech gadgets this year. I’ve written this guide to help you find some new tech items that you might not know about — unique items that might be new to 2018 or gadgets that have not made it to mainstream yet. Before I jump into that list, I’d like to give you my top three new items in old categories.

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November 19, 2018

Veteran Spotlight: Glenn Bristow

Mt. Sterling, Illinois driver Glenn Bristow voluntarily joined the military in a time when it wasn’t very popular to do so, and without the blessings of his family, as he was the only son. But for Glenn, it was the right thing to do. In August of 1966, just a couple of months out of high school his adventure began and Glenn was sworn into the U. S. Army and sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for basic training.

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November 12, 2018

Dot Transportation Honors Veterans

“It reminds us that Dot knows what we’ve sacrificed and what we’ve done. And I appreciate that.”

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October 30, 2018

Fall Photo Contest

Hey y’all!
It’s finally fall.

Send us your pics,
We’ll track the clicks.
It’s not hard,
and the winner gets a $50 gift card.

Coffee, leaves, football…
We’ll take them all.
Just include the Dot truck.
Best of luck!

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October 29, 2018

What’s Your Halloween Trucker Handle?

We thought we’d have a little fun this week with Halloween around the corner! What’s your Halloween trucker handle?

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Truck Driver Safety Tips for Daylight Saving Time

It’s almost time to “fall back” as they say, and turn the clocks back an hour (in most parts of the country.) Managing your schedule around this and across time zones can pose a challenge when you’re on the road.

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