July 16, 2019
With summer upon us, Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), wanted to provide truck drivers with a friendly reminder on how to drive safely through work zones.
Needless to say, truck driving is a vital part of our nation’s infrastructure and economy. Whether you’ve been a truck driver for decades or are considering entering into this exciting career, here are a few reasons why trucking is still the best job in America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After years of working in a particular field or following a specific career path, you may feel burnt out and want a change of pace. Or maybe you have retired, but you want to get back into the workforce and have a bit of extra income.
If any of those scenarios sound like you, then this is the article for you! And maybe you have already looked into truck driving as a second career. But we are here to explain to you—plain and simple—why truck driving makes a great second career.
Inspired by our veterans, Dot wanted to create a commemorative display to show those who have served in all branches of the armed forces that we recognize and appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our country. During the summer of 2018, Dot Foods Senior Graphic Designer Yvette Seal created three new design options, which were put to a public online vote.