Position Description

Dot Foods - Student Truck Driver (University Park, IL)
Location University Park, IL
Job Function Driving
Employer Name Dot Foods
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Program Details: https://drivefordot.com/about-dti/driving-schools/

You love the open road. You'd rather see spectacular sunrises through your windshield than work in an office. If that sounds like you, join Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) to get behind the wheel.

You'll make money as you train to get your Class A CDL license at an approved driving school or one of our in-house programs. Plus, we'll cover your tuition. Once you have your CDL license and complete our training, you'll be a best-in-class truck driver on the DTI team.


  • Safely and efficiently operate DTI equipment to transport product
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements set by the Department of
  • Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and any other
  • governing body
  • For all jobs except no-touch freight, load and unload dry and temperature-controlled goods
  • Meet established company goals, including managing MPG, fuel purchases, idle time, and speed
  • Read and understand DTI load paperwork and product and packaging descriptions
  • Identify and eliminate waste in all areas of the position


  • We offer 4x4 and 6x3 schedules with guaranteed days off and a traditional schedule to meet you and your family's needs (Learn more); this role will require frequent regional travel to adjacent and non-adjacent Mid-Western states
  • DTI drivers work in all conditions and on weekdays, weekends, days, and nights
  • Regular physical activity required for all jobs except no-touch freight; must be able to safely lift on average 14 pounds and at the most around 60 pounds
  • Includes sitting, walking, or standing during work hours


Dot Foods, a pioneer in the food industry supply chain, created Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) in 1991 to transport product. Our fleet has since grown to over 1,500 trucks, all maintained by our own team of trained mechanics. As we've grown, we haven't lost sight of caring for our best-in-class drivers. We've had zero layoffs in our company's history and continue to make our benefits more competitive.


  • As a family-owned and -operated company, DTI has created a strong family culture. We make everyone feel included and respected. In addition to an inclusive working environment, we will provide you with:
  • Competitive compensation package, including bonuses for successful performance,
  • profit sharing bonuses, and CSA and MPG incentives
  • Extensive benefits including medical, dental, 401k, and profit-sharing
  • Significant advancement opportunities
  • One week of vacation after six months and two weeks after 12 months


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a Class A CDL permit
  • Have the ability to pass Class A CDL test within three attempts
  • Have the ability to obtain Haz-Mat and tanker endorsements (can be obtained during training)
  • Have the ability to pass our physical ability test (PAT)
  • Have the ability to read, speak, and comprehend the English language
  • Safety-first mindset


  • High school diploma or GED


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