Jobs Seeking Veterans
A Big Opportunity for Guardsmen and Veterans:
The transportation industry is hustling to keep up with a booming economy – and that’s a great opportunity for you!
DOT Transportation wants you, fellow guardsmen, and other veterans for their team. And they are willing to make it easy for you!
DOT Transportation Program Provides Career Transition Assistance:
NGAI Community Partner Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), has developed a career transition program to support individuals looking to break into the trucking industry. The Earn to Learn program, launched in 2014 by the Cambridge City distribution center (DC), works with selected applicants to obtain funding for CDL-A school as well as paying students a weekly stipend of $500 during school and $750 during the training and orientation period. (click to learn more)
The Program Qualifies for the GI Bill:
The program qualifies as a VA-approved apprenticeship, so Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can be applied to cover the cost of school. Selected applicants then become employees of Dot and start earning on their first day.
Other Guardsmen have paved the way:
The Indiana DC has hired 55 drivers through the program to date. According to Transportation Manager Becky Reynolds, “The Earn to Learn program is a great way for individuals to transition into the industry and get started on a promising career path with a company committed to their success.”
Choices you’ll have:
New drivers working out of the Indianapolis terminal location or the Cambridge City DC can choose from two scheduling options. 1)The four-on, four-off schedule is a great way to transition into the industry and a popular choice among parents—drivers work for four days and are home for four days at a time and still receive full benefits. 2)The traditional schedule has 48-hour home time weekly but has higher earning potential as a result.
The Company was founded by a Marine:
Before founding DOT Foods, Robert ‘RT’ Tracy served in the Marines during World War II aboard the USS General Omar Bundy. The Tracy family still owns and operates the company with an attitude of respect and honor for our service members and veterans, providing support through job opportunities and donations to military-affiliated organizations. Since RT and his wife Dorothy started the company in 1960, it has continued to grow and never experienced a layoff. With a brand-new driver lounge at the corporate headquarters and two pay raises in 2018 alone, DOT continues to demonstrate its commitment to driver experience.