Mt. Sterling, Ill. - Dot Foods, one of the area's largest employers, is proud to announce the expansion of its employee bus transportation option to some of its employees in Jacksonville, Ill.

Starting January 31, Dot Foods unveiled its third expansion of a bus transportation system that will transport Jacksonville workers to and from work for around $5 round trip. Dot has previously partnered with West Central Mass Transit District to provide similar bus services for warehouse and office staff in the Quincy area.

"This is a great value-add for our employees," said Gina Ruffcorn, Human Resources manager at Dot Foods. "The shuttles have been a tremendous success in the Quincy area and we're hopeful this can ease some of the transportation concerns in the Jacksonville area."

Patrons of the Jacksonville bus service will board at 1124 W. Walnut Street, just west of the West Central Mass Transit office in Jacksonville. Employees located en route between Jacksonville and Dot may have the option for pick-up.

"With the success we've had in the Quincy area, we expect this service to be no different," said Dot's Illinois Warehouse Recruiter Christina Crandall "With fuel prices rising, the savings can really add up for those who take advantage of the shuttle."

Dot's Thursday-Saturday, night-shift employees and Saturday-Sunday, day-shift employees are currently being offered the shuttle service. As the service continues to grow with rider interest, Dot will have the ability to include additional shifts and schedules.

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.