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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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May 29, 2019

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Truck Driving for Your Summer Job

Since summer is upon us, we figured it would be a great opportunity to discuss summer driving jobs. It has become common for people, like teachers, professors, or students, to look for summer work. More and more people in those occupations are starting to look to truck driving as their summer side hustle.

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April 22, 2019

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Truck Driver

Many different traits make up a good truck driver, and there are a few key characteristics that can transform a driver from “good” to “great.”

Want to become the best truck driver you can be? See how you can incorporate the following skills and qualities into your life on the road.

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April 8, 2019

Community Service When on the Road

How Truck Drivers Can Get Involved in National Service Week

At Dot Foods and Dot Transportation (DTI), we take pride in how much our employees give back to their local communities. Our founders, R.T. and Dorothy Tracy, have been investing in their community since the founding of Dot Foods in 1960. That being said, we also know how tricky it can be for drivers who are only home a few days a week to be involved in community service.

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March 25, 2019

Is Team Truck Driving at Dot Right For Me?

Team driving has become a popular option for many truck drivers.

For transportation companies, team driving can increase productivity as the freight is moved at a more continuous pace than it can with solo drivers. This is because with team driving, one person can be behind the wheel while the other takes a break. The total carrier wage and mileage are then split between the drivers.

Learn more about what makes Dot’s class A CDL team company driver position unique.

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March 11, 2019

A Culture of Speed

Our nation, for many years, has been known for our fast-paced society. 

As exhilarating as speed is, it is responsible for approximately one-third of traffic fatalities. It has been established that a 50 percent increase of speed from 40 mph to 60 mph intensifies the energy given off by a vehicle by 125 percent. Vehicles are not manufactured to handle that much force.

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March 8, 2019

Women in Trucking: International Women’s Day

Achieving a gender-equal world requires social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter—Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change. According to UN Women, the theme this year “puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.”

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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 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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October 22, 2018

11 Autumn Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

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.

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