DOT FOODS

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  1. bigsavage

    bigsavage Bobtail Member

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    Drove for them for 3 yrs. Excellent company, Excellent Pay and Excellent benefits. I was treated like a human being with respect and not just a number.. With any company you have your good and bad but I would definitely recommend them..
     
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  2. OftheBull

    OftheBull Light Load Member

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    How was the training?I was told two weeks in a classroom, and then with a trainer for so long,by the way i do have experience.
     
  3. bigsavage

    bigsavage Bobtail Member

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    Hi, it depends on your experience and what you apply for. I believe it is a week in the classroom a week in the yard and a 8 weeks with a trainer for new drivers.. If you apply for a transfer driver position and you have experience I'm sure its much shorter b/c all you're doing is drop and hooks...
     
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    jrs2slow Bobtail Member

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    It's one week in the classroom and up to the trainer when you are put on your own. Brand new drivers are with the trainer longer. Not a bad company at all I've been here almost two years.
     
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  5. corysti

    corysti Medium Load Member

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    Is there anyone that current works there that I can chat with on the phone? I have my three interviews Monday and just want to go over on what to expect.
     
  6. Trench32125

    Trench32125 Bobtail Member

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    You have to go with a trainer even with experience?
     
  7. bigsavage

    bigsavage Bobtail Member

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    Yes, although how long you're with a trainer depends on how well you learn DOT policies and procedures... Also as I've said it depends on whether or not you're applying to be a transfer driver or a delivery specialist...
     
  8. corysti

    corysti Medium Load Member

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    What does the test and three interviews involve? Will I do driving test as well or just written
     
  9. duckdiver

    duckdiver Road Train Member

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    I worked for dot. Interview is like a regular job interview. Questions like tell me about a time how you handled a difficult situation and what are your strengths and weaknesses etc.

    That was the first interview the next one is more meet the main transportation manager, introduces himself. Not really an interview.

    I never took a written test or road test.

    The physical was pretty thorough, lift heavy things check blood pressure/heart rate.

    Just be yourself and honest and youll be fine. Good luck
     
  10. Trench32125

    Trench32125 Bobtail Member

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    If there procedures are so difficult to learn on ur own through orientation a week's worth at that and you still have to go out with a trainer screw that
     
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