Position Description

Commercial Truck Driver - Dot Foods (University Park)
Location University Park, IL
Job Function Driving
Employer Name Dot Foods
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Commercial Truck Driver - Dot Foods

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Hiring Company: Dot Foods

At Dot, we like to keep our employees around a while. We’ve had zero layoffs in our company’s over-60-year history. The vast majority of employees earn a raise after three to six months of work and another raise after their first year.

Your Role: Commercial Truck Driver

Location: University Park, IL


Starting pay up to $92K depending on experience and job type (See pay options below).

Average Pay

1st year Traditional NTF - $65,000 (after 3 years $80,000+)

1st year Traditional CDS - $70,000 (after 3 years $90,000+)

4x3 NTF - $45,000

4x3 CDS -$55,000

Schedule Available:

• Traditional (typically dispatched 2-5 days per trip),

• 4x3 flip (4 days on 3 days off, 3 days on 4 days off)

• Under 21 intrastate positions available

• Full-time, part-time

Job Type(s) Available: Customer Delivery Specialist, No- Touch Freight, or Team Driver (Learn more)


Environment: Work in all weather conditions and on weekdays, weekends, days, and nights

You love the open road. You'd rather see spectacular sunrises through your windshield than work in an office. As a professional Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) Class A CDL driver, you can receive the respect you deserve while living your dream.

You'll pick up product from Dot Foods suppliers and transport product to our customers and distribution centers. DTI understands what's important to you. We prioritize flexibility and work-life balance and pay you for every part of your job. You'll stay safe with our top-of-the-line trucks and training.



• As a best-in-class driver, 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



• 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 Transportation, Inc. (DTI) is the exclusive transportation affiliate of Dot Foods, North America's largest food industry redistributor. Our fleet consists of more than 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

• Extensive benefits including medical, dental, 401k, and profit-sharing

• Significant advancement opportunities


Job Requirements:


• Class A CDL and a good motor vehicle report or ability to obtain a Class A CDL " we help cover driving school tuition for new drivers

• Haz-Mat and tanker endorsements (can be obtained during training)

• Medical examiner certificate from a company-approved examiner

• Ability to pass our physical ability test (PAT)

• Ability to read, speak, and comprehend the English language

• Safety-first mindset



• Six months of over-the-road experience or graduate of approved truck driver training school

• High school diploma or GED


Safety: This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety.


EOE/AA Employer: DoTI believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. DTI will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.



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