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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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June 4, 2019

What the Department of Transportation’s Hours Limit Means for Truck Drivers

This year, the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) put a regulation in place that limits the number of hours a truck driver may drive each day, as well as a weekly limit. There are separate regulations for drivers who carry goods and those who carry passengers.

At Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), we want to ensure our drivers are safe and follow the rules that are in place. In the hopes of eliminating any confusion, we have provided additional information on what these updated regulations mean for our drivers.

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May 29, 2019

Operation Safe Driver

The trucking industry has been the focus of law enforcement for many years. Recently, there has been a trend to announce a special focus week. Some agency, usually the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), will determine a week in June and a particular violation type to address.

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May 17, 2019

Employee Benefits | Facebook Live Recap

In case you missed it: Dot Transportation (DTI) hosted a Facebook Live event last week to answer any questions you had about Dot’s benefits package. So we wanted to compile all of the questions and answers in one place so you can continue to reference it.

All questions were answered by Driver Trainer Jeremy Flood, Corporate Benefits Manager Gina Ruffcorn, and HR Coordinator Megan Greening.

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May 13, 2019

6 Steps to Becoming a Truck Driver

So, you want to be a truck driver. Congrats! Becoming a truck driver can be an exciting and rewarding career move.

But, before you dive in and fully commit to this adventure, there are some things you should know and do before you can get behind the wheel of a semi-truck.

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March 18, 2019

How to Pay for Truck Driving School

So you’ve decided you’d like to pursue a career in truck driving—congrats! You’re about to embark on a fulfilling adventure as a driver.

One large factor that goes into many individuals’ decisions to start truck driving school is cost. Take a look at some information on paying for truck driving school.

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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 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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