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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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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Dot Transportation Honors Veterans Image
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 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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Drivers and 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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October 22, 2018

11 Autumn Safety Tips

School is back in session, the weather is changing, and the holidays are on the way. It is a wonderful time of the year.

Every day of the year, our goals are to return you home safely, to a safe home environment you can enjoy during the upcoming season. Here are a few tips and reminders to help during the fall season.

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October 15, 2018

Top Mobile Apps for Drivers

Looking for some apps to make life easier on and off the road? Check this out…

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October 9, 2018

Five Trucking Movies: From Fantastic to Frightening

Truck driving is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle. And an iconic one at that. This iconic status means that the big rig has often been portrayed on the silver screen, for better or worse. Here are five movies we believe deserve a second (or first) watch.

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September 24, 2018

Tips for choosing the right truck driving school

You’ve already made the choice to hit the road and become a truck driver. Now what?

It’s time to pick a truck driving school, but not just any school–the best possible one for your lifestyle and career. Here are some tips and things for you to consider when choosing.

 

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September 18, 2018

Earn to Learn Program Provides Career Transition Assistance

National Guard Association of Indiana (NGAI) Community Partner Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), has developed a career transition program to support individuals looking to break into the trucking industry. The Earn to Learn program, launched in 2014 by the Cambridge City distribution center (DC), works with selected applicants to obtain funding for CDL-A school as well as paying students a weekly stipend of $500 during school and $750 during the training and orientation period. (click to learn more)

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September 17, 2018

Rush Mentality

Do you feel the pressure build with every tick-tock of the clock? After spending a decade behind the wheel for Dot, I know exactly how that feels.

Drivers have to worry about time constraints, appointments, and the need to fulfill the on-time expectations of customers and suppliers. Sometimes unexpected situations occur. You’ve lost valuable time and think, “How am I going to make this up?” Following are strategies which helped me to cope with–and overcome–my rush mentality.

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