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Driver Job Types

Two of the most frequently asked questions we get from potential Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) drivers are:

  1. What does home time look like?
  2. Do I have to touch freight?

We have a wide range of options to help you find the kind of driving job you’re looking for. If you want consistent home time, we can get you there. If you don’t want to touch freight, you don’t have to. If you want to make the most money possible, we have options for that, too.

This page is here to answer your questions about driver job types and scheduling options at Dot Transportation. Click here to jump down to information about schedule options.

Driver Job Type Options

Delivery Driver

When you’re a company delivery driver for DTI, you will:

  • Spend time behind the wheel of a Dot truck
  • Unload product at our customers’ docs
  • Pick up product from suppliers to bring back to Dot’s warehouses

No-Touch Freight Driver

When driving for DTI, you do not have to throw freight. As a no-touch driver, you will:

  • Spend time behind the wheel of a Dot truck
  • Meet other Dot drivers at company terminals for turns
  • Deliver loads to customers that don’t require you to unload the trailer
Dot Transportation Team Driver

Team Driver

Have a friend or relative you’d like to hit the road with? If so, team driving may be for you. As a team driver, you will:

  • Spend time behind the wheel of a Dot truck
  • Transfer freight from one Dot location to another
  • Meet other Dot drivers at company terminals for turns
  • Deliver loads to Dot customers
  • Pick up loads from Dot suppliers

Team driving is offered as both no-touch and delivery positions.

Schedule Options

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Traditional Schedule

Drivers on the traditional schedule at DTI are also known as customer delivery specialists (CDS) and deliver about two loads per week. Drivers on this schedule will be home for an average of two days each week, but this can vary depending on your location and how far away a customer is from your home distribution center (DC).

HEAR FROM TRADITIONAL DOT DRIVERS

4 Days On, 4 Days Off (4x4) Schedule

The four days on, four days off schedule is exactly what it sounds like—you get four days on the road and then four days at home. The best part about the 4x4 is you know which days you are working and which days you are at home for the entire year, which makes planning home life much easier.

WHAT’S THE 4x4 LIKE?

6 Days On, 3 Days Off (6x3) Schedule

Another option with DTI is to have a rotating schedule of six days on the road and three days at home. Similar to the 4x4 schedule, you will know which days you will be on the road and which days you will be home for the whole year.

READ ABOUT THE 6x3 IN PRACTICE

4x3 Flip Schedule

Work a rotating weekly schedule of four days on the road and three days at home one week, then three days on and four days off the next week.* This flipping schedule is popularly called the “four-by-three flip.”

Dot Transportation Team Driver

Team Driver

Have a friend or relative you’d like to hit the road with? If so, team driving may be for you. As a team driver, you will:

  • Spend time behind the wheel of a Dot truck
  • Transfer freight from one Dot location to another
  • Meet other Dot drivers at company terminals for turns
  • Deliver loads to Dot customers
  • Pick up loads from Dot suppliers

Team driving is offered as both no-touch and delivery positions.

Traditional Schedule
Dot Transportation Driver

Traditional Schedule

Drivers on the traditional schedule at DTI are also known as customer delivery specialists (CDS) and deliver about two loads per week. Drivers on this schedule will be home for an average of two days each week, but this can vary depending on your location and how far away a customer is from your home distribution center (DC).

HEAR FROM TRADITIONAL DOT DRIVERS

4 on, 4 off

4 Days On, 4 Days Off (4x4) Schedule

The four days on, four days off schedule is exactly what it sounds like—you get four days on the road and then four days at home. The best part about the 4x4 is you know which days you are working and which days you are at home for the entire year, which makes planning home life much easier.

WHAT’S THE 4x4 LIKE?

6 on, 3 off

6 Days On, 3 Days Off (6x3) Schedule

Another option with DTI is to have a rotating schedule of six days on the road and three days at home. Similar to the 4x4 schedule, you will know which days you will be on the road and which days you will be home for the whole year.

READ ABOUT THE 6x3 IN PRACTICE

4x4 Flip

4x3 Flip Schedule

Work a rotating weekly schedule of four days on the road and three days at home one week, then three days on and four days off the next week.* This flipping schedule is popularly called the “four-by-three flip.”

Team
Dot Transportation Team Driver

Team Driver

Have a friend or relative you’d like to hit the road with? If so, team driving may be for you. As a team driver, you will:

  • Spend time behind the wheel of a Dot truck
  • Transfer freight from one Dot location to another
  • Meet other Dot drivers at company terminals for turns
  • Deliver loads to Dot customers
  • Pick up loads from Dot suppliers

Team driving is offered as both no-touch and delivery positions.

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