“Military Makeover: Operation Career”

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Tune in to “Military Makeover: Operation Career” hosted by Montel Williams for an in-depth look at how Dot Transportation is supporting our veterans in their post-military careers as well as their personal lives.


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Our History

Supporting America’s Heroes

At Dot Transportation, we want to thank and support those who’ve fought for the freedoms we enjoy. Following the example set by our founder, Robert Tracy (a WWII Veteran himself), we aim to give veterans looking for a new career path every opportunity to thrive.

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Operation Career

Military Makeover - Operation Career

We’re proud to have been selected to share a few of these stories on an episode of “Military Makeover: Operation Career”. 


Our Stories

DTI Driver
LaShelle Smith

LaShelle enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17 where she proudly served as a hawk missile operator for four years. After serving four years, LaShelle earned her CDL and started rolling over professional miles for a handful of trucking companies before landing with Dot Transportation in 2021. Away from the cab, LaShelle enjoys spending time with her wife, Alisha, and their five children. LaShelle is based out of Dot’s Dyersburg, Tennessee distribution center.

DTI Driver Jim Mathews

Jim joined the Army in 2008 at the age of 22 and served for 4.5 years including a tour in Iraq. In five years with Dot, Jim has held just about every driving position available and has recently made the jump to driver trainer where he can share his knowledge and experience with the next generation of Dot drivers and fellow veterans. Jim is thankful for the support DTI has shown him, his wife, and their three children. Jim is based out of Dot’s Strafford, Missouri terminal.

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Behind the Scenes

Veteran Programs

What We Offer to Veteran Drivers

VA-Approved Apprenticeship

Many of our veteran drivers have come to us through a VA-approved apprenticeship.

Army PaYs Program

One of our goals is to help veterans transition from their military service to a fulfilling driving career. We work with the Army PaYS program—which guarantees a job interview for veterans—and with Army transition offices in the U.S. to recruit transitioning personnel.

Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium

We have also hired many veterans at our Mt. Sterling and University Park locations through the Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium.

Partners & Military

For more information on Dot’s continued mission to provide support and opportunities for America’s heroes, visit our Partners & Military page.

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