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October 22, 2018

11 Autumn Safety Tips

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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October 15, 2018

Top Mobile Apps for Drivers

Looking for some apps to make life easier on and off the road? Check this out…

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October 9, 2018

Five Trucking Movies: From Fantastic to Frightening

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.

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September 10, 2018

Meet a Dot Driver: Brenden O’Reilly

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.

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September 3, 2018

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease. The name alone feels devastating. It is a life-changing degenerative brain disease that nearly 6 million people live with and it affects millions more.

It is more deadly than breast cancer and prostate cancer … combined.

Of the top ten causes of death in the United States, it’s the only one that can’t be prevented, cured, or even slowed.

We can, however, make an impact. At Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, we believe in the power of hope for a cure.

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August 28, 2018

Eating Healthy on the Road—Is it Possible?

When you think of McDonald’s, you think of super-sized greasy food, right? Me too. Turns out, there are some choices that can give you the right combo of good nutrients and a reasonable calorie count. Plus, they will leave you feeling satisfied and full and won’t make your bank.

Here are some ideas for each meal of the day.

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August 13, 2018

My favorite truck stops

Truck stops are a staple for anyone trekking across the country. And there are as many differences between them as there are truck stops. Here’s a look at a few we’ve visited in our travels.

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August 6, 2018

What is the soundtrack to your drive?

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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July 17, 2018

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 6, 2018

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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