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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Truck Driver Image
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 11, 2019

Honoring our Veterans: Dot’s Employee Resource Group

Dot Foods founder, Mr. Robert Tracy, is a Veteran himself so he has a heart for being of assistance to Soldiers. Dot Foods created and supports their Veteran’s Employee Resource Group (VERG), VERG is very active within the company and the community… “Dot Foods stands ready to welcome and assist Veterans to successfully transition from military to civilian life; providing opportunities to excel and build upon their military training.”

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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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Stable, Reputable, Growing—Why You Should Drive for Dot Image
February 18, 2019

Stable, Reputable, Growing—Why You Should Drive for Dot

At Dot Foods, we take pride in the stability we offer our employees and their families. Since Dot’s founding in 1969, we have never had a layoff. Not once. From salary and benefits to weekly home time, right down to the equipment our drivers drive, Dot Transportation, Inc. offers a great lifestyle and reputable job security—no matter your particular driving experience.

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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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