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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June 20, 2019

Hydration Tips for Truck Drivers

Throughout the month of June, the Occupational Health team at Dot Foods has been helping educate drivers on the importance of staying hydrated.

What are the signs of dehydration? How do you know if you are hydrated? How can you stay hydrated? How much water do I need to drink everyday? Our Occupational Health team answers all of your hydration questions here!

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February 26, 2019

Winter Truck Driving Safety Tips

This winter has not disappointed anyone when it comes to rain, sleet, and snow. 2019 has been one of the worst winters in history in terms of precipitation and cold temperatures. Unfortunately, those elements make roads dangerous and sometimes altogether impassable and can greatly affect winter truck driving safety. Limited or reduced visibility and traction are among the most frequent reasons for winter weather-related accidents. As professional drivers, we need to compensate for other drivers’ bad habits and decisions by using the Smith System.

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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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February 13, 2019

Career U-Turns

The story of two Dot employees who made career changes and hit the road. Interested in driving for Dot? Click here to learn more!

“My last job doesn’t compare to how Dot treats employees,” Brim said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

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February 4, 2019

Dot’s 12th Distribution Center Has Broken Ground

In June 2018, CEO Joe Tracy shared some good news—Dot’s 12th U.S. distribution center (DC) is being built in Bear, Delaware. Months of consideration and careful planning led to choosing Bear as the next site for a new DC.

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January 28, 2019

Healthy Eating Tips for Truck Drivers

It can be difficult to eat healthy while being out on the road. Convenience stores have made it almost too convenient to stop in for a quick (typically unhealthy) snack, fast food restaurants surround every truck stop, and it can be easier to grab a treat on the go rather than plan ahead.

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January 14, 2019

Avoid the Slips, Trips and Falls of Winter

As I sit in my office during the winter months and look at the parking lot, I witness daily instances of near misses from people slipping on ice and snow. And it just so happens that slips, trips, and falls are one of our most frequent types of injury.  

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January 7, 2019

Top 10 Priorities for the Distribution Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute published its paper on critical issues in the trucking industry. Check out the main priorities for 2019.

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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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December 10, 2018

2018 Fall Truck Photo Contest Winner Announced!

The votes are in! Congratulations to Brenda Danner, our 2018 Dot Transportation Fall Photo Contest winner!

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December 3, 2018

Vote for the 2018 Fall Photo Contest Finalists!

Cast your vote for the 2018 Fall Photo Contest winner! Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos. Check out the finalists and cast your vote for the winner. Voting is now live and closes on December 9th with the winner announced on the 10th.

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