Dot Transportation Wins FleetOwner 500 Award
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President of Dot Transportation Bryan Langston (middle) accepted the FleetOwner 500 Private Fleet of the Year on behalf of Dot Transportation and its driver team.

By Dot Foods Editorial Staff

 
Dot Transportation, Inc.’s dedication to its employees and customers during COVID-19 was recognized recently at the National Private Truck Council’s annual education management conference.
 
The company took home top honors by winning the 2021 FleetOwner 500 Private Fleet of the Year. Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) is the affiliate trucking company of Dot Foods.

 

DTI’s fleet of 1,520 trucks makes weekly deliveries to all 50 states in the United States. In 2020, Dot’s 1,800 truck drivers drove over 156 million miles across the U.S. Three hundred ninety-four drivers have over 1 million miles with DTI. Over 2 million drivers have more than 1 million safe miles as well.
 
FleetOwner editors select winners of the annual award based on private fleets accomplishments, safety records, technology adoption, community outreach, and other factors,” Josh Fisher wrote in the FleetOwner press release. “Dot took quick action as COVID took over the nation and its leaders realized it had to adapt to keep its freight moving.”
 
Dot Transportation President Bryan Langston accepted the award on behalf of DTI and its drivers.
 
“Our drivers continued to be our face to the customer and community during an extraordinary time. They continued to deliver when the conditions on the road got tougher and they held our brand high while they did it,” Langston said. “This recognizes that effort and the quality of our driver team as exemplary in the nation.”
 
When Langston shared the news with the team, DTI Driver Josh Quirk wasn’t even a little bit shocked.
 
“Usually, I am a modest person; however, when Dot Transportation was awarded Private Fleet of the Year, it came as no surprise,” he said. “This only affirms that I truly work for the best company in the industry.”
 
Quirk is based out of Dot’s Burley, Idaho, location and has been driving for DTI for almost two years. Dot has 12 distribution centers across the country that DTI drivers call their home base, but the company also has over 27 terminal locations throughout the U.S., which allows for even more home time.
 
“We work hard to deliver excellence and are rewarded with an exceptional pay scale, bonuses, and benefits package that most companies cannot compete with,” Quirk said. “More than that, I feel at home.”
 
FleetOwner also recognized two other companies during the award ceremony: Airgas and Tyson Foods. Airgas is a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases. Tyson Foods is the world’s second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork. Tyson is a Dot Foods supplier.
 
Read the FleetOwner article, which announced the winners, here. More on the three companies will be released in FleetOwner’s July edition.