Any Info On Driving For Dominos Pizza Supply Chain?

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Curt S.'s Comment
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I may have an opportunity to drive for Dominos after school. I can’t find any information anywhere. Can someone here tell me anything about them? I was told to wait until I obtain my license before I apply. It says they require 1 year of verifiable experience, but the boss said apply anyway.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'd advise not doing it. It's gonna all be driver hand unload. Have you seen many of the places they have their stores? Gonna require a lot of close quarter maneuvering. I'd think it would be very similar to the dollar accounts. I haven't done it or spoken to anyone who has, but from what I've seen that's what I'm assuming it is. I remember them running ads on radio a couple years ago when I lived in Eagan Mn about being home multiple days a week and saying like 60k+ your first year. But again, it's all driver unload. I'm unsure if you use roller ramp or use a dolly to run things inside. If you find out any more information on them please let us know.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks Rob. I am okay with the driver unload part. It’s probably the only way I would get exercise. My concern would be, as you said, the precariously tight spaces I would have to jockey through. With no experience in handling a big rig, I am wondering if I should try something else for a year and then reconsider. Because they do pay very well.

I'd advise not doing it. It's gonna all be driver hand unload. Have you seen many of the places they have their stores? Gonna require a lot of close quarter maneuvering. I'd think it would be very similar to the dollar accounts. I haven't done it or spoken to anyone who has, but from what I've seen that's what I'm assuming it is. I remember them running ads on radio a couple years ago when I lived in Eagan Mn about being home multiple days a week and saying like 60k+ your first year. But again, it's all driver unload. I'm unsure if you use roller ramp or use a dolly to run things inside. If you find out any more information on them please let us know.

Old School's Comment
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Curt, I agree with Rob on this one. It would be a good job with good pay for the right person who likes a job that is fast paced and physical. For a new driver it's going to have a lot of issues that could very easily ruin your future chances at success in this industry. If you think you'd like that kind of environment then do a year over the road first - you'll be glad you did. You will need that foundation under you for this job.

If it's just the fact that being home appeals to you, then definitely look further. I can't stress enough how many times I've seen right here in our forum, the people who sacrificed their whole career by trying to make a bee-line shortcut into these local jobs. This is a job that is going to be hyper-stressful on a new driver. It is a high risk way to get started at this. There are very solid and valid reasons they want you to have one year of experience.

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Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks Old School. I think I will follow the advice you both give here. I want trucking to be the career I retire from. So I’ll think long range. Appreciate the wisdom.

Curt, I agree with Rob on this one. It would be a good job with good pay for the right person who likes a job that is fast paced and physical. For a new driver it's going to have a lot of issues that could very easily ruin your future chances at success in this industry. If you think you'd like that kind of environment then do a year over the road first - you'll be glad you did. You will need that foundation under you for this job.

If it's just the fact that being home appeals to you, then definitely look further. I can't stress enough how many times I've seen right here in our forum, the people who sacrificed their whole career by trying to make a bee-line shortcut into these local jobs. This is a job that is going to be hyper-stressful on a new driver. It is a high risk way to get started at this. There are very solid and valid reasons they want you to have one year of experience.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Old School's Comment
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I’ll think long range.

There you go - that is your best approach.

One thing I like people to realize about this career is you don't have to fret about losing an opportunity. Domino's Pizza will be hiring drivers as long as they are in business. Driving jobs are constantly coming up for new hires. This industry is literally a revolving door for many reasons. If you keep the big picture in focus and think long term, you can end up with just about whatever driving position you want. It's when you start taking those seemingly opportunistic shortcuts is when you end up shooting yourself in the foot.

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Linden R.'s Comment
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Adding on to what OS just said, there will always be people quitting. People will always figure out they don't like it. This is what we don't want happening to you. It's pretty much half and half, no matter the company: Half quit, half don't. Assuming us humans don't suddenly become all-knowing and know that the career isn't for you even before you start, you'll always have opportunities.

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PackRat's Comment
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In addition to everything written above, remember all deliveries "In 30 minutes or Less!" LOL!!! Remember that back in the 80s?rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gifgood-luck.gif

Keith G.'s Comment
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I've got a friend who's father has driven for them for years in Washington State. He's making some real good $$. He relays that work is tough but consistent for his routes. So consider all options and pick what you feel is best for you and your development.

G-Town's Comment
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As a rookie, I'd strongly advise passing on this. Visit some of your local Dominos franchises and imagine yourself maneuvering and backing a semi in those tight spaces.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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