Dot Transportation, Inc. Gives Drivers a Mid-Year Raise
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A Dot Transportation truck driver looks out the window as she pulls into a Dot Foods distribution center. She, along with the other DTI drivers, received a mid-year pay raise. Since the start of 2021, DTI drivers' mileage rate has gone up 11 percent.

Mt. Sterling, IL – Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), the affiliate trucking company of Dot Foods, announced it is raising pay for all drivers fleetwide.
 
The mid-year raise effective this week is a six percent increase on DTI’s mileage rate, which means drivers can take home up to $4,700 extra this year. It marks DTI’s second pay increase since the start of the year, meaning driver’s mileage rate has gone up 11 percent in 2021.

 

“Our drivers are the best out there, and this is one way we show our appreciation for the work they do every day out on the road and on our customers’ docks,” said Bryan Langston, Dot Transportation president. “This is a challenging job. Our drivers work hard and play a critical role in our business. DTI is committed to making sure we’re providing the best pay and benefits possible. It’s something we’re always monitoring, and while we typically make annual adjustments, this year we’ve done two pay increases, because our drivers deserve it.”

 

DTI’s pay structure is activity-based, something that sets the company apart from other carriers. DTI drivers are paid for every part of their job, including: mileage, stops, pickups, deliveries, layovers, detentions, drop and hook, and more. Drivers are also part of the company’s bonus program and therefore eligible for quarterly and annual bonuses.

 

“I was amazed when the announcement went out,” explained Kansas City Terminal Driver Jeff Rubesch. “It was a great, unexpected surprise. There are a lot of reasons I love driving for DTI. The people are great and always take time to help each other and answer my questions. That makes a big difference. This kind of thing is really the icing on the cake.”

 

Lonnie Edmonson has driven for DTI for 20 years and worked in the transportation industry for more than four decades.

 

“I’ve been around trucking all my life,” Edmonson said. “When you look at DTI, it’s such an awesome company with awesome owners. They’ve been really good to me in a lot of different ways. A lot of places will tell you it’s a family atmosphere, but it really is like that at DTI. I appreciate all the increases they give us. They don’t have to do that. All the things they do for us drivers really mean a lot.”

 

All 12 Dot distribution centers across the country and DTI’s 27 terminal locations are currently hiring drivers. DTI has both delivery and no-touch freight positions available, with a variety of schedule options. Driving careers come with great earnings potential. DTI’s fleet-wide average salary for drivers is $92,000. Drivers also receive a medical plan worth more than $22,000 and paid vacation after six months; DTI provides a 401(k) company match and profit sharing, and offers tuition reimbursement.

 

“We’re growing our driver workforce by more than 10 percent across the country this year,” Langston said. “We have excellent career opportunities to offer. We know pay and benefits are major factors in picking a carrier you want to work for, because they have a huge impact on drivers’ lives and those of their families. At DTI, we're going to take care of you on pay and benefits. And we go beyond that with a team of people and a culture that values and supports you every step of the way.“

 

To learn more about compensation at Dot Transportation or apply to join the team, visit Drive for Dot.
 
ABOUT DOT FOODS AND DOT TRANSPORTATION:

Dot Foods, Inc. carries 133,000 products from 1,000 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation, Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 55 countries. Dot Foods operates 12 U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Bullhead City, Arizona; Modesto, California; Bear, Delaware; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; University Park, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Dyersburg, Tennessee. Dot Foods’ Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit DotFoods.com.

 

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation are both looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel at all U.S. locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods visit Dot Foods Careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers. For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation, visit DriveForDot.com.