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.


Stable, Reputable, Growing—Why You Should Drive for Dot Image
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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November 26, 2018

Top Five Tech Gadgets of 2018

I’m excited to give you my list of top tech gadgets this year. I’ve written this guide to help you find some new tech items that you might not know about — unique items that might be new to 2018 or gadgets that have not made it to mainstream yet. Before I jump into that list, I’d like to give you my top three new items in old categories.

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November 19, 2018

Veteran Spotlight: Glenn Bristow

Mt. Sterling, Illinois driver Glenn Bristow voluntarily joined the military in a time when it wasn’t very popular to do so, and without the blessings of his family, as he was the only son. But for Glenn, it was the right thing to do. In August of 1966, just a couple of months out of high school his adventure began and Glenn was sworn into the U. S. Army and sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for basic training.

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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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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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Truck Driver Safety Tips for 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 for Truck Drivers

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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