Our truck drivers are essential to the food industry’s supply chain. They are on the front line of the pandemic, and we are committed to keeping everyone—our employees and partners’ employees—as safe as possible.
Along with adhering to CDC guidelines, we have trained all Dot team members on social distancing, personal hygiene, and how they can minimize the spread of COVID-19. We have also implemented additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our drivers and our customers and suppliers on their docks.
Drivers are given a brief health survey and have their temperature taken upon arrival at Dot Foods Mt. Sterling. Mt. Sterling has the largest number of drivers who service the greatest area of the country, which is why we started the tests out of our headquarters and distribution center.
All drivers have a face mask and/or cloth facial covering in their truck. This allows them to comply with restrictions in all areas along their routes and policies at all partners’ facilities.
Along with enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols at our facilities, we have stocked all trucks with additional supplies like hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and paper towels for drivers to use while on the road. All trucks are cleaned and disinfected after each trip.
Drivers now have a duplicate copy of all delivery receipts. If your employees prefer to not use our hand-held scan tool, they may sign the extra copy instead.
If a driver reports any illness symptoms to their manager, their Dot truck is immediately tagged and removed from service for five days. Before being utilized again it will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
If a Dot Driver Tests Positive for Coronavirus
In the event a driver receives a positive test result, we will reach out to all parties who have been in contact with our employee. This includes all customers or supplier partners who had our employee at their facility. This is part of the robust positive test response plan that we’ve developed.
All Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) employees, including our drivers, have been instructed to not come into work if they feel ill. We have also implemented a mandatory 14-day paid quarantine for any employee who is determined to have firsthand exposure to someone who tests positive for the virus. To learn more about what we are doing to protect our employees in addition to this, please visit our FAQ page.
You may also contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to support you as we navigate this together.