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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March 18, 2019

How to Pay for Truck Driving School

So you’ve decided you’d like to pursue a career in truck driving—congrats! You’re about to embark on a fulfilling adventure as a driver.

One large factor that goes into many individuals’ decisions to start truck driving school is cost. Take a look at some information on paying for truck driving school.

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March 18, 2019

How to Pay for Truck Driving School

So you’ve decided you’d like to pursue a career in truck driving—congrats! You’re about to embark on a fulfilling adventure as a driver.

One large factor that goes into many individuals’ decisions to start truck driving school is cost. Take a look at some information on paying for truck driving school.

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March 11, 2019

A Culture of Speed

Our nation, for many years, has been known for our fast-paced society. 

As exhilarating as speed is, it is responsible for approximately one-third of traffic fatalities. It has been established that a 50 percent increase of speed from 40 mph to 60 mph intensifies the energy given off by a vehicle by 125 percent. Vehicles are not manufactured to handle that much force.

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March 8, 2019

Women in Trucking: International Women’s Day

Achieving a gender-equal world requires social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter—Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change. According to UN Women, the theme this year “puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.”

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March 4, 2019

Truck Driver Pay Increases

Driver pay is something that is continuously evolving and top-of-mind in the trucking industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for truck drivers in 2017 was $42,480, but truck driver salaries have been seen to vary depending on location, type of haul, and experience levels…

At Dot, we care about our employees and their families, and we value their time. Because of this, we pay our drivers not only for each mile they drive but also for a lot of the activity they have to conduct while on the road.

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February 26, 2019

Winter Truck Driving Safety Tips

This winter has not disappointed anyone when it comes to rain, sleet, and snow. 2019 has been one of the worst winters in history in terms of precipitation and cold temperatures. Unfortunately, those elements make roads dangerous and sometimes altogether impassable and can greatly affect winter truck driving safety. Limited or reduced visibility and traction are among the most frequent reasons for winter weather-related accidents. As professional drivers, we need to compensate for other drivers’ bad habits and decisions by using the Smith System.

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February 18, 2019

Stable, Reputable, Growing—Why You Should Drive for Dot

At Dot Foods, we take pride in the stability we offer our employees and their families. Since Dot’s founding in 1969, we have never had a layoff. Not once. From salary and benefits to weekly home time, right down to the equipment our drivers drive, Dot Transportation, Inc. offers a great lifestyle and reputable job security—no matter your particular driving experience.

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February 13, 2019

Career U-Turns

The story of two Dot employees who made career changes and hit the road. Interested in driving for Dot? Click here to learn more!

“My last job doesn’t compare to how Dot treats employees,” Brim said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

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February 4, 2019

Dot’s 12th Distribution Center Has Broken Ground

In June 2018, CEO Joe Tracy shared some good news—Dot’s 12th U.S. distribution center (DC) is being built in Bear, Delaware. Months of consideration and careful planning led to choosing Bear as the next site for a new DC.

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January 28, 2019

Healthy Eating Tips for Truck Drivers

It can be difficult to eat healthy while being out on the road. Convenience stores have made it almost too convenient to stop in for a quick (typically unhealthy) snack, fast food restaurants surround every truck stop, and it can be easier to grab a treat on the go rather than plan ahead.

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January 14, 2019

Avoid the Slips, Trips and Falls of Winter

As I sit in my office during the winter months and look at the parking lot, I witness daily instances of near misses from people slipping on ice and snow. And it just so happens that slips, trips, and falls are one of our most frequent types of injury.  

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