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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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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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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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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