in loving memory of donnie dillon owner and founder of dillon transportation

In Loving Memory of Tony “Jammer” Robinson

By Dillon Transportation | April 25, 2024

With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of Tony “Jammer” Robinson. Jammer has been a driver with us since 2002. He achieved our Million Miler Award back in 2022. He has teamed with several drivers over the years and transitioned into the office as a dispatcher. Jammer has made many lifelong friendships here at Dillon.…

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Women in Trucking Spotlight: Victoria Henry

By Dillon Transportation | April 11, 2024

Dillon Transportation’s Women In Trucking Spotlight interview this week was with Mrs. Victoria Henry. She has been a driver with Dillon for over 7 years, but has many more years of truck driving experience and wisdom under her belt. She is just as competent and capable of driving as any man. Here is some of…

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Women In Trucking Spotlight: Angela Dillon

By Dillon Transportation | March 29, 2024

The trucking industry is predominantly made up of men with approximately only 12.1% of all professional drivers being women (WIT Index, 2023). Here at Dillon, we have the honor of employing some amazing women in our trucks and in our offices. We asked a few of our women to share their experiences in the trucking…

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Dillon Transportation Sponsors Lunch at Highway Safety Event

By Dillon Transportation | March 27, 2024

At Dillon Transportation our motto is “Service Second to None”, and the main way we accomplish this is through maintaining our excellent safety record with our drivers. Our safety scores are still some of the best in the industry. Check out our current safety scores here : Safety Measurement System – Overview (U.S. DOT# 706271)…

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2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

By Dillon Transportation | November 20, 2023
2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

On November 8th, 2023, Dillon Transportation received The HIRE Vets Medallion Award. This award was presented to us for our investments in recruiting and employing American Military Veterans. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program implements the requirements of the HIRE Vets Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-31). The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal…

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Dillon Receives Great West Safety Award

By Dillon Transportation | November 9, 2023

Dillon Transportation was recently recognized by the Great West Casualty company by receiving two prestigious awards. Here at Dillon Transportation safety is one of our number one priorities. These awards recognize our safety record and reputation as a safe carrier.   The Great West Safety Award is awarded to carriers for their Tennessee accident rates.…

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In Loving Memory of Pete Melvin Noble

By Dillon Transportation | March 15, 2023

We have lost another member of the Dillon Transportation Family this week with the heartbreaking loss of driver Pete Noble in Kingman, Arizona. Pete began working as a driver with Dillon back in June of 2019 until he had to come off the road due to health issues in December of 2022. Pete passed away…

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In Loving Memory of Thomas Preston Majors

By Dillon Transportation | March 14, 2023

Dillon Transportation has been described by many of its employees as a family. Family can be a blessing as it brings much joy and community amongst each other, but the closeness of a family can also yield much hurt when we lose one of our own. We are feeling the loss in our Dillon family…

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What Is the Split Sleeper Berth?

By Dillon Transportation | July 5, 2022
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) limits how long commercial motor vehicle drivers can remain behind the wheel through its Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. The sleeper berth provision, under HOS regulations, was meant to promote safer driving habits and schedule flexibility in the trucking business. However, it remains one of the more complicated…

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How to Get a CDL in Tennessee

By Dillon Transportation | June 22, 2022
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Earning a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is the first step to becoming a commercial truck driver. A (CDL) is required for anyone who operates a commercial vehicle in Tennessee. Commercial Driver’s Licenses are classified into three classes depending on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR), and what is being transported.…

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