October 29, 2018
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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.