DOT FOODS - MT SRTERLING, IL. New Beginnings

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  1. Saltyoldone

    Saltyoldone Bobtail Member

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    I remember siting in a room in burley with two people asking questions on a video call. I don’t remember the exact questions but do remember they were all common sense and wanted to make sure you were going to ask for assistance if you were not sure about something. All the questions asked the same thing just worded 100 different ways.

    I thought the FMCSA test was the hardest. I still can’t find the section on people riding in the trailer? And Never was not an option on the multiple guess quiz? I ended up leaving that one blank. They never showed me the test or told me what I missed. Just said I passed.
     
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  2. CH79

    CH79 Bobtail Member

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    I agree with Saltyoldone about the interview questions. I read the DOT Foods website info on their interview style and how they wanted the answers stated. Circumstance, Action, Result. They had some examples on there that helped. I take all of my tests in Dyersberg tomorrow. I guess today I need to read the FMCSA green book. Anyone know where any good practice tests are online?
     
  3. GregH65

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    Interesting, I'd be interested to know who told you that. I got turned down my first time applying. Reapplied a year later and got the job.
    Its rare that a prospective employer would make any statements regarding your employability, especially in the negative.
     
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  4. GregH65

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    I had a friend get hired and trained in Maryland with the stipulation that he'd be moving to Bullhead. After training they gave him a truck and a load and he was on his way
     
  5. Saltyoldone

    Saltyoldone Bobtail Member

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    it was a generic DOT HR email address so no name. Didn’t even get a call back after I left multiple voice messages. DOT just ghosted me.
    That just proved to me I dodged a bullet, and DOT wasn’t worth my time.
     
  6. Octrucker

    Octrucker Light Load Member

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    You guys really should see what DOT food does on docks. They might pay good but it ain't worth it. Taking two or three pallets and turning them into at least 30. I'd rather go work for Sysco or us foods and trust me those jobs kind of suck too
     
  7. GregH65

    GregH65 Light Load Member

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    I guess it depends on how you view it. Not all customers are like that. Some are count on pallet, some just want it broken down to see it, some are by tie high. Yeah, some are really tedious, but most aren't.
    Your biggest misconception is that all DOT drivers touch freight. They don't. There are no touch delivery drivers, transfer drivers, and team drivers too.
     
  8. JamesStallings1986

    JamesStallings1986 Bobtail Member

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    I am a customer delivery specialist/driver for mount sterling dot foods. We get paid quite well doing breakdown. 11 cent per case. 27 cent per line. We might have several cases and line items but we get paid alot more than most lumpers do. We also get 4 bonuses a year, service, quality and CSA bonuses. Plus several other things. Most delivery drivers make over 85k a year and up to 120k a year. Home weekends and sometime home through the week.
     
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  9. Octrucker

    Octrucker Light Load Member

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    There's no way you make over 85k a year. Top drivers at Sysco barely make over 90,000 a year. lumpers don't get paid that much cuz there's usually a lot of them. Versus a one-man job at DOT foods. Some jobs aren't worth the money. GregH65 You're right it's all how you view the job. I don't mind palletizing where they can actually just see it... But I don't like the Tie high stuff were you have to read a diagram
     
  10. UhOhh

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    Dot Drivers can absolutely make $90k and up. Especially for guys who have been there a while. We have doubles drivers here in NY making $100k+.
     
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