Dot Transportation, Inc., a community partner of the National Guard Association of Indiana, has developed a career transition program to support individuals looking to break into the trucking industry.
Why Earn to Learn is Beneficial
The Earn to Learn program was launched in 2014 by the Cambridge City distribution center in Indiana. It works with selected applicants to obtain funding for CDL-A school as well as pays students a weekly stipend of $500 during school and $750 during the training and orientation period.
New drivers working out of the Indianapolis terminal location or the Cambridge City DC can choose from two flexible scheduling options. The four-on, four-off truck driving schedule is a great way to transition into the industry and a popular choice among parents — drivers work for four days and are home for four days at a time and still receive full benefits. The traditional schedule has 48-hour home time weekly but has higher earning potential as a result.
Dot’s Commitment to Veterans
The Earn to Learn program qualifies as a VA-approved apprenticeship, so Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can be applied to cover the cost of school. Selected applicants become employees of Dot and start earning on their very first day.
Before founding Dot Foods, Robert ‘RT’ Tracy served in the Marines during World War II aboard the USS General Omar Bundy. The Tracy family still owns and operates the company with an attitude of respect and honor for our servicemembers and veterans, providing support through job opportunities and donations to military-affiliated organizations.
Elevating the Truck Driving Experience
The Indiana distribution center has hired 55 drivers through the program to date.
According to Transportation Manager Becky Reynolds, “The Earn to Learn program is a great way for individuals to transition into the industry and get started on a promising career path with a company committed to their success.”
Since RT and his wife Dorothy started the company in 1960, Dot Transportation has continued to grow and never experienced a layoff. With a brand new driver lounge at our corporate headquarters and two pay raises in 2018 alone, Dot continues to demonstrate its commitment to driver experience through great driver benefits and continuous support.
No matter what stage of your driving career you are in, there is a place for you at Dot. Are you interested in the Earn to Learn program? Learn more about truck driving jobs with Dot Transportation by visiting drivefordot.com or calling (765) 312-0195.