My first trucking job, Dot Foods

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  1. GregH65

    GregH65 Light Load Member

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    Solo trucks are Volvo 630 single bunks. Lots of room, I can stand all the way and I'm 6-0'. Trainers have 670s and teams have 780s. You'll slip seat until there is a bid for unassigned trucks (at least in CA). No table to bed conversion in mine, but there is a slide out desk.
     
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  3. J-money

    J-money Light Load Member

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    Do anyone run out of the Vidalia, Ga DC? Curious about how things work there. I live about 40 miles from there.
     
  4. J-money

    J-money Light Load Member

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    Can someone also tell me about the training pay and also how long are you out with a trainer? What is the pay after training?
     
  5. GregH65

    GregH65 Light Load Member

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    Training pay is $500/wk for inexperienced, $1000/wk for experience. Training time depends on experience and how fast you learn the freight. Pay after depends on how fast you pick it up. The more freight you throw the more you make.
     
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  6. JOHNQPUBLIC

    JOHNQPUBLIC Road Train Member

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    GregH65,

    Have been following this thread and am interested in DOT. I live near their Liverpool, NY terminal.

    A theme I see with a lot of other companies is a lot of sitting and waiting for load assignments, chasing MT's that the companies do not see to know where they are and unreasonable delays at shippers / receivers because you are waiting on them to load/unload your trailer. Off hand it seems that the loading / unloading issue is minimized at DOT because the driver is involved in some or all of it...?

    How is DOT with regards to those issues?
     
  7. GregH65

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    DOT is a food redistribution company and is not a 3rd party freight hauler. We own the freight we move so the only waiting you will usually do is at shippers or for paperwork. Customer delivery drivers break down the freight to customer specs and are responsible for inventory. Some customers are STC, some count on pallet, some break down.
    We don't "chase empties" because we don't leave trailers at customers, its always live load or unload. You are home a minimum of weekly if not more and down time on your runs is minimal unless you get ahead of schedule.
     
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  9. superdooper

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    I keep hearing something about breakdown pay (not pallets) but semi. Do they actually pay for break downs on the road? If so how much is it
     
  10. SOAthor

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    I pulled this off a link to their website, no mention of breakdown pay, a good question though......it also does not mention that they hire students....


    [h=4]Job Overview[/h] Dot Transportation, Inc is looking for qualified company drivers to fill several positions within our company...

    Payment Options:
    • Direct Deposit Available
    • Retirement Plan / 401k
    • Lay Over Pay
    • Deadhead Pay
    • Stop off Pay
    • Vacation Pay
    Other Benefits:
    • No-Touch Freight: 75%
    • Assigned Equipment
    • Assigned Dispatchers
    • Rider Program
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Vision Plan
    • Life
    • Est. Miles A Week: 2,501 - 2,750
    • Orientation Length: 5 days
    • Satellite Communications: 0

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    [TD] [h=1]Dot Transportation Inc[/h] Rte. 99 South/PO Box 206
    Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
    (217) 773-4486 ext. 2326

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    [h=3]Job Title:Truck Driver Jobs[/h] Hiring Positions:
    • Company Driver Solo,
    • Company Driver Team
    Hiring States:
    • CA,
    • GA,
    • IA,
    • IL,
    • MD,
    • MO,
    • NY,
    • OK,
    • PA,
    • TX,
    • WV
    http://www.everytruckjob.com/trucki...D=117341&aAaAaAaAaAgrpeAa=aAaAaAaAaAaAa&pz1=c

    http://dotfoods.com/
     
  11. GregH65

    GregH65 Light Load Member

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    That sounds like a transfer driver position. Customer delivery touches almost all freight.
     
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