You are driving the supply chain. You are helping both local restaurants and national chains through challenging times. You are ensuring crucial products are available at grocery stores. You are delivering cleaning supplies to curb the spread of illnesses. You are feeding families, schoolchildren, prisoners, and hospital patients. Now, more than ever, you are essential.

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) qualify as essential businesses, meaning that we will continue running throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing products from 1,000 suppliers to 4,300 U.S. distributors, we play a critical role in the economy and help to maintain the public’s health and wellbeing. There are millions of people counting on us right now. 

While some of us are able to work from home during shelter-in-place orders and similar protocols, drivers, warehouse material handlers, sanitation and housekeeping workers, and more are on the front lines every day to ensure products make it to our customers. These efforts have not gone unnoticed. We recognize your hard work and courage to keep the supply chain moving. America has to eat, and the services you’re providing are absolutely vital. 

It is always our goal to tell our employees’ stories—especially because you all have such amazing ones to share. But now, more than ever, we recognize how important it is to give thanks to our workforce and show our gratitude.  We’ll be highlighting the essential work performed by you and your fellow Dot employees by using the hashtag #YouAreEssential on our social media channels and telling stories right here on this website. This content is just one way we are saying “thank you” for all the work you are doing on the front lines.

If you have a Dot employee you want to thank, or you want to say “thank you” to all of Dot’s essential workforce, we encourage you to post your own messages on social media, use the hashtag #YouAreEssential, and tag us @DotFoodsCareers. You can also submit your own “thank you” message by emailing us at Whether your kids are practicing their musical skills by singing thank you, drawing awesome pictures of Dot trucks, or waving to our drivers as they are passing your home, every bit of thanks and positivity matters. 

Keep checking in to our COVID-19 site, and follow our @DriveForDot and @DotFoodsCareers Facebook accounts for updates.

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