MT. STERLING, Ill. - As part of its recognition of safe driving and employee appreciation, Dot Transportation, Incorporated (DTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dot Foods, held its annual driver safety banquet at the Town & Country Inn and Suites in Quincy, Ill., Saturday, June 8.

The banquet recognized 153 DTI drivers who were accident and injury free in 2012 with a dinner, prizes and entertainment.

"Safety is a top priority at DTI. It's important that our drivers know the importance of working injury free and accident free," said DTI President Paul Mugerditchian. "Safety isn't something our drivers treat as an incentive. It's a part of our everyday responsibility. But it's great to reward our many drivers who achieve these great goals."

Drivers in attendance at the banquet were presented with their prize; a choice of sweatshirt or pullover, safety pin and a hat. Entertainment was provided by Kansas City, Mo.-based Spike Blake and his Half of Dueling Pianos show.

About Dot Transportation, Incorporated

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 650 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.