DOT Foods

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Swedish Chef, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Slick Tiff

    Slick Tiff Bobtail Member

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    Wow, that is extensive, but I hear it is totally worth it!! I'm excited that they are interested in talking to me already..a recruiter has been to my school wanting to speak with me...
     
  2. Slick Tiff

    Slick Tiff Bobtail Member

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    Is orientation paid??
     
  3. CaptainDaveG

    CaptainDaveG Road Train Member

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    DOT is the best. They run thousands of there own trucks. Great people and always have a place to park. Fast no BS on Lumper. I take every DOT I can get

    Be Safe Out There

    Captain Dave
     
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    When you ask a question like that is a big red flag. You obviously want it to be urine so you can pass, but too afraid to take on a hair test because you must have done something within the past year.

    Most people who maintain clean lives take on any drug test without any concern of type or fear of failing. You follow me?

    If you have no drugs in life you do not have anything to worry about.
     
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  5. UhOhh

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    Dot truly is an awesome company. I’ve been there over a year now running the 4x4 schedule and it’s the perfect balance. It’s not all rainbows throwing cases but you’re well compensated and it’s not all the time.
     
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  6. UhOhh

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    Sorry I didn't see that question. Orientation is paid. While training, 100% of your meals and drinks will be paid for by your trainer when in the truck, he gets reimbursed. It’s awesome. If I remember correctly the new training pay is $750 a week for a brand new driver and $1250 for an experienced driver. For a new driver, the training helps huge! It’ll become repetitive and a little much by the end, but you will feel pretty confident when released. I haven’t worked anywhere else but I almost guarantee Dot has some of the best trainers in the business. Dot doesn’t use trainers and trainees as a team, they are purely training you. Any new job is very stressful in the beginning but don’t stress yourself out. It takes about 6 months to a year to get comfortable. Give it time, it’s worth it. I feel blessed where I’m at..
     
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  7. Slick Tiff

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    Thank you for the info. I have an interview in Dyersburg on Monday. I am excited!!!
     
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  8. handle166

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    I understand you have 2 weeks classroom then 6 to 8 weeks out with a trainer. Do you get any home time in there anywhere? How exactly does it work.
     
  9. UhOhh

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    You’ll get home 2-3 times during the week and on the weekends. You deliver to customers, pickup from suppliers and then head back to the DC.
     
  10. handle166

    handle166 Bobtail Member

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    Do you get to go home during training at Dot? How often?
     
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