Dot Foods

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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Based on 7 Reviews

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  • Overall
  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Benefits, Equipment, Culture, Management, Family Owned, Always Growing, Ability to Advance, Stability, Pay. I work the 4 days on with 4 days off and that is a HUGE PLUS. I have plenty of time for family/ school.
Cons
Breaking down freight is brutal at most of their customers but they have positions that are ‘No-Touch,’ It seems to be tough to get that job though. You have all the physical and mental stress as a lumper, and then add driving a tractor trailer along with it... Dealing with customers can be difficult and aggravating. Every single day seems to be 14 hours of work and the dispatchers are relentless. Daily phone calls on off days practically begging to come in...

I feel I made a good choice to have Dot Foods as my first company. Breaking down freight can be brutal at times but you are paid generously for it. The health insurance, pay, and other benefits are good for the work we do. Dot Foods is continuously growing. It takes time to become proficient at Dot Foods, but the training/trainers are probably some of the best. No company is all Unicorns and Rainbows but Dot Foods truly does try hard and comes close. If they were able to make No-Touch Positions more available I feel this could be a lifelong company.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
I've been here 14 years and plan to retire here
Cons
Communication can be a problem but this is a complex private redistribution company.

I have good dispatch & management now. They are honest & up-front. I currently work 6 days per week but only spend 3 overnights in the truck. I've had good bonuses, I get 20days paid vacation, sick days, personal days, reimbursed up to $100 annually for safety shoes, well maintained equipment.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
honesty gets you everywhere with these people
Cons
trucking is a hard life and the grocery business is very demanding. for some reason people want to eat 24/7/365

I have almost 30 behind the wheel and over half of those are with Dot. overall they're worth staying with but trust me your body pays the price of man handling 100,000+ pounds of groceries in a weeks time.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
  • Overall
  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Their are a lot of pros.
Cons
Only two micro managing and like all big companies lack of communication. But they try.

The equipment is knew and taken very good care of. They have four different pay plans depends on what you want to do. So far the managers have all been fair with me. The benefits are great.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
  • Overall
  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Pay
Cons
Home only twice a week

Dot Foods is #1 in my book :)

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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