Dot Foods drivers to be featured Friday on Lifetime network

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Dot Transportation, Inc., drivers LaShelle Smith, left, and Jim Mathews will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Military Makeover: Operation Career" on the Lifetime network. | Photo courtesy of Carla Gibson

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), the trucking affiliate of Dot Foods, Inc., North America’s largest food industry redistributor, will be featured on the Lifetime network on Friday, April 29 on the show, “Military Makeover: Operation Career.”

Montel Williams is the host of “Military Makeover: Operation Career.” The series captures the stories of veterans who have transitioned out of the military and back to civilian life. It profiles companies that support and hire them. In addition to running on the Lifetime network, it will also be seen by active duty military members across the globe when it runs on the American Forces Network.

“We’ve never done anything like this before,” DTI president Bryan Langston said in a press release. “But when the opportunity arose, we jumped at the chance. Our fleet of professional truck drivers is the best out there, and we’re excited to introduce DTI to millions of people across the country. If you tune in to “Military Makeover: Operation Career,” you’ll see what makes DTI stand out from other carriers and get a chance to meet some of the incredible people who are part of our team.”

The crew from “Military Makeover: Operation Career” visited DTI’s headquarters in Mount Sterling in March to film the segment. The episode featuring DTI will air at 6:30 a.m. on April 29 and May 5. Veterans Jim Mathews, a driver trainer based out of DTI’s Strafford, Mo., terminal and LaShelle Smith, a Dot Foods driver from Tennessee, share their stories about serving in the military and the journey that led them to DTI after they returned to civilian life.

“Jim and LaShelle’s stories have a lot in common with what many veterans encounter when their time serving our country comes to an end,” Langston said. “We’re really proud of the fact that DTI had career options available to fit their needs and support them. We love hiring veterans like Jim and LaShelle. And with 12 — soon to be 13 — distribution centers across the U.S., along with nearly 40 terminal locations, chances are we have a career available for you, wherever you live. I hope a lot of veterans see the show and take a look DTI.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the variety of driving career options DTI has to offer can visit for additional information.

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