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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July 16, 2019

Work & Construction Zone Driving Tips

With summer upon us, Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI),  wanted to provide truck drivers with a friendly reminder on how to drive safely through work zones. 

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May 29, 2019

Operation Safe Driver

The trucking industry has been the focus of law enforcement for many years. Recently, there has been a trend to announce a special focus week. Some agency, usually the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), will determine a week in June and a particular violation type to address.

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May 17, 2019

Employee Benefits | Facebook Live Recap

In case you missed it: Dot Transportation (DTI) hosted a Facebook Live event last week to answer any questions you had about Dot’s benefits package. So we wanted to compile all of the questions and answers in one place so you can continue to reference it.

All questions were answered by Driver Trainer Jeremy Flood, Corporate Benefits Manager Gina Ruffcorn, and HR Coordinator Megan Greening.

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May 13, 2019

6 Steps to Becoming a Truck Driver

So, you want to be a truck driver. Congrats! Becoming a truck driver can be an exciting and rewarding career move.

But, before you dive in and fully commit to this adventure, there are some things you should know and do before you can get behind the wheel of a semi-truck.

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April 26, 2019

Why Truck Driving Makes a Great Second Career

After years of working in a particular field or following a specific career path, you may feel burnt out and want a change of pace. Or maybe you have retired, but you want to get back into the workforce and have a bit of extra income.

If any of those scenarios sound like you, then this is the article for you! And maybe you have already looked into truck driving as a second career. But we are here to explain to you—plain and simple—why truck driving makes a great second career.

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April 24, 2019

Dot’s Branding Team Wins Award for Honoring Our Veterans

Inspired by our veterans, Dot wanted to create a commemorative display to show those who have served in all branches of the armed forces that we recognize and appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our country. During the summer of 2018, Dot Foods Senior Graphic Designer Yvette Seal created three new design options, which were put to a public online vote.

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April 22, 2019

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Truck Driver

Many different traits make up a good truck driver, and there are a few key characteristics that can transform a driver from “good” to “great.”

Want to become the best truck driver you can be? See how you can incorporate the following skills and qualities into your life on the road.

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April 11, 2019

Honoring our Veterans: Dot’s Employee Resource Group

Dot Foods founder, Mr. Robert Tracy, is a Veteran himself so he has a heart for being of assistance to Soldiers. Dot Foods created and supports their Veteran’s Employee Resource Group (VERG), VERG is very active within the company and the community… “Dot Foods stands ready to welcome and assist Veterans to successfully transition from military to civilian life; providing opportunities to excel and build upon their military training.”

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April 8, 2019

Community Service When on the Road

How Truck Drivers Can Get Involved in National Service Week

At Dot Foods and Dot Transportation (DTI), we take pride in how much our employees give back to their local communities. Our founders, R.T. and Dorothy Tracy, have been investing in their community since the founding of Dot Foods in 1960. That being said, we also know how tricky it can be for drivers who are only home a few days a week to be involved in community service.

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April 1, 2019

Truck Drivers and Mental Health

Long hours, fatigue, and managing daily stressors can all negatively influence a truck driver’s mental health. And unless they are driving on a team, truck drivers face many days alone. While this solace can be nice, it can also take a toll on a driver’s well-being.

Mental health is a big part of a truck driver’s overall wellness and can greatly affect his or her productivity, life on the road, and relationships with others. Let’s see how anxiety and depression may impact truck drivers and how we can help those who are struggling.

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March 25, 2019

Is Team Truck Driving at Dot Right For Me?

Team driving has become a popular option for many truck drivers.

For transportation companies, team driving can increase productivity as the freight is moved at a more continuous pace than it can with solo drivers. This is because with team driving, one person can be behind the wheel while the other takes a break. The total carrier wage and mileage are then split between the drivers.

Learn more about what makes Dot’s class A CDL team company driver position unique.

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