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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Find what you’re looking for? Wish we’d share more about something you’re interested in? We want to hear from you! Let us know what you’re thinking by commenting, shooting us a message, or emailing info@drivefordot.com.

Honoring Our Heroes—Veterans Trailer Design Image
August 9, 2018

Honoring Our Heroes—Veterans Trailer Design

Today, and every day, we celebrate and honor our military veterans and the sacrifices they have made. Their sacrifices do not just happen on the battlefield. They happen in homes and workplaces in communities around the country. The sacrifice of their time is just as important as the bravery shown in war, and often much more difficult. These sacrifices are what make veterans special.

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August 6, 2018

What is Your Truck Driving Soundtrack?

As drivers, you have a lot of time to listen to your favorite tunes, radio programs, podcasts, or audiobooks. With Bluetooth and other audio technological advances, there must be millions of options of audio entertainment. What do you listen to?

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August 3, 2018

What Can Dot Transportation Offer You? Take a Look!

Looking for a change? Dot Transportation is the place for you. Dot Transportation is an affiliate of Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America. As our business grows, we’re looking to hire great people just like you.

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July 31, 2018

A Message From Our President—What Makes Dot Transportation Special?

So what makes Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) special? What makes Dot Foods and Dot Transportation a special place to work? I’ve worked here since 2001, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The work isn’t easy, and we certainly have challenges, but it has been rewarding and given me a sense of purpose. I would argue the things that make Dot and DTI special are on every one of our trailers.

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July 23, 2018

On the Road to a Career: Driver Job Hunting Tips

Trucking jobs are competitive. Logistics and freight companies are knocking at your door, but if you’re considering a change, here’s some job hunting tips to get you started.

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Exercise: A Trucker’s Weight Loss Journey, Part 3 Image
July 17, 2018

Exercise: A Trucker’s Weight Loss Journey, Part 3

Here’s our third and final post on Steve Foster, our driver trainer out of Burley, Idaho. Check out his workout routine that can be done from inside his truck!

His overall advice, in his own words:

I maintain my diet and exercise on the road. In addition to a high protein, reduced fat and carbohydrate diet, I routinely do a workout program on the truck that works well for me.

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July 13, 2018

Meet the Newest Members of Our Dot Truck Fleet

At our driver safety meetings earlier this year, we shared some exciting news: The new Volvo trucks have arrived! This new model truck provides many comfort features and improved designs. Many of the updates are based upon feedback our drivers have shared over the past several years.

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July 6, 2018

Meal Plans: A Trucker’s Weight Loss Journey Part 2

Here’s the second part of Idaho Driver Trainer Steve Foster’s weight loss journey, focused on his meal plan. Steve managed to cut his daily food intake down from 3,500 calories.

Check out Steve’s daily diet plan.

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July 2, 2018

Welcome to Driven, Our Truck Driver Blog

Welcome to Driven, the official blog of Dot Transportation. If you’ve been following us for a while, things might start to look a bit different around here. Rest assured, you’ll still get updates about Dot Transportation, and hear about the latest job openings with us. But, we’ve added a bit that we hope will inspire and educate you along your way. And we want to hear from you most of all. So let us know what you’re thinking by commenting, sending us a message, or emailing info@drivefordot.com.

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Men’s Health Month: A Trucker’s Weight Loss Journey Image
June 28, 2018

Men’s Health Month: A Trucker’s Weight Loss Journey

June is Men’s Health Month. Driver Trainer Steve Foster has lost 65 pounds by changing his lifestyle. Follow along for the next couple of weeks to see how he did it. Here’s our first part of Steve’s story.

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