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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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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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Earn to Learn Program Provides Career Transition Assistance Image
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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September 12, 2018

2018 Truck Driver Appreciation Week – Thank you, drivers!

Dot Transportation, Inc. wants to thank all drivers for their dedication and sacrifices. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what our team has to say!

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September 10, 2018

Meet a Dot Driver: Brenden O’Reilly

Imagine your office boasted the most beautiful views of the Great American Outdoors. For a new U.S. citizen, what could be better?

In the six years since Brendan O’Reilly began driving for Dot Foods, he’s seen over 670,000 miles of the nation. He says being a truck driver allows him an outside view he wouldn’t experience in other jobs.

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September 9, 2018

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

While we appreciate our drivers year-round, this is the time of year for us to take it to the next level. During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we honor all professional truck drivers. Drivers have one of America’s most demanding and important jobs. More than 3.5 million people deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time. They also keep our highways safe.

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September 3, 2018

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease. The name alone feels devastating. It is a life-changing degenerative brain disease that nearly 6 million people live with and it affects millions more.

It is more deadly than breast cancer and prostate cancer … combined.

Of the top ten causes of death in the United States, it’s the only one that can’t be prevented, cured, or even slowed.

We can, however, make an impact. At Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, we believe in the power of hope for a cure.

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August 28, 2018

Eating Healthy on the Road—Is it Possible?

When you think of McDonald’s, you think of super-sized greasy food, right? Me too. Turns out, there are some choices that can give you the right combo of good nutrients and a reasonable calorie count. Plus, they will leave you feeling satisfied and full and won’t make your bank.

Here are some ideas for each meal of the day.

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Six tips to get the most out of the Great American Trucking Show (Or any hiring event) Image
August 20, 2018

Six tips to get the most out of the Great American Trucking Show (Or any hiring event)

The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is one of the premier trucking events in the nation with exhibitors representing trucks, trailers, engines, parts, and more. It’s a hub for all things truckin’. And, it can be a great place to find a driving career.

Whether it be at GATS or driver hiring events in general, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time.

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My favorite truck stops Image
August 13, 2018

My favorite truck stops

Truck stops are a staple for anyone trekking across the country. And there are as many differences between them as there are truck stops. Here’s a look at a few we’ve visited in our travels.

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August 9, 2018

Honor our Heroes

Today, and every day, we celebrate and honor our military veterans and the sacrifices they have made. Their sacrifices do not just happen on the battlefield. They happen in homes and workplaces in communities around the country. The sacrifice of their time is just as important as the bravery shown in war, and often much more difficult. These sacrifices are what make veterans special.

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