Any Info On Driving For Dominos Pizza Supply Chain?

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Keith G.'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.

I sometimes forget I'm not a traditional rookie. I'm a great devils advocate sometimes though lol!

On-Topic, if I'd never driven before and this was my first gig, I would not want to try delivering to any of my home town locations..they all are tight as hell and leave little room for forgiveness.

HOS:

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Reading the job description out of Eagan MN it sounds like you would use the roller ramps. You place case on roller and it goes inside the store where the store employees put it where belongs. In my opinion that will be much more difficult maneuvering the truck than what I do (unload using a dolly running down a ramp). With my position it isn't as important to have the truck perfectly into a spot, it just means I have to walk a little farther. With using a roller ramp your almost required to get it exactly where needed otherwise your ramp won't be able to get inside. In case your not aware I do local food service out of Des Moines and started as a rookie. I went through 12 weeks of training where I did all the driving and honestly feel I'm fortunate to not have had any incidents. I've had several close calls and although I've had my cdl 5 months still have trouble with some places. Thats also running a 28 foot trailer, yet some strip malls I'm very close to hitting vehicles because its so crowded. Im very thankful I don't have a 53 footer. only way I could possibly recommend doing it is if they put you through a very in depth training period, and even then I'd be leary. The manual labor jobs will always be there. Even if dominos wouldnt be hiring when you would want to get labor intense job theres always Sysco or US Foods with distribution centers in the Twin cities, and Reinhardt is up in Rogers. There's a reason they're offering a 10k sign on bonus (experienced drivers). I'm also not too sure dominos would put you through a long enough training period as they seem to want 1 year of experience, but are possibly making an exception based on their need for drivers. When I decided to start my career doing food service I understood the risks that the members here warned me about and still went through with it. To me, the risk has been worth the reward. I have 2 small boys (oldest just turned 2) and that was main reason I chose the route I did. You can be successful starting at Dominos but your skills and nerves will definitely he tested. Definitely is a much more difficult road to go down, and if your involved in any accidents, or incidents which are likely on these type on jobs, it will likely have negative impacts on your license, and insurance. Just some food for thought. As I said in a previous post please keep us updated if you take it and how it goes.

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A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
icecold24k's Comment
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I don’t know anything about Dominos but I can add some input here. In our tanker division here at Prime we sometimes deliver oil to Krispy Kreme doughnut stores and let me tell you it’s a complete nightmare. Luckily we don’t do these often but they are in busy high traffic areas and it is tight tight tight. Never ever fun. Even going in when some of them are closed is difficult. They are not built for trucks at all. Just my 2 cents.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for the wisdom. I think I will heed the overwhelming advice NOT to go with Dominos for at least a year. I have a friend who is working with a company close by and he told me to apply there. The first thing i asked him if i would have to creep in to small spaces on a regular basis. He said no and it is region al and i would be able to unload (whichh is what I want). I am giving this one much consideration.

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