MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Transportation Incorporated (DTI) is proud to announce it has awarded heavy and medium-duty truck dealer Central Illinois Trucks, Inc. (CIT) and Volvo the 2012 Vendor of the Year Award at its 2013 vendor golf outing at Rolling Greens Golf Course.

This is the fourth time since the award was created in 2000 that CIT as a dealer group and second time Volvo have been awarded the award from Dot in recognition of its product quality and reliability, outstanding service to DTI, and strong knowledge of Dot operations while providing solutions.

"CIT has been an outstanding partner for DTI while providing us with high-quality Volvo tractors," said Kevin Buss, director of fleet maintenance at Dot. "From the initial order, through regular maintenance and support, CIT and Volvo are always on top of any questions we have along with support needed."

Dot Transportation determines the winner through a variety of metrics and a scorecard system that rates vendors 1-5 in areas such as products, service and reliability. Results are tracked from year-to-year and used with other variables to determine the Vendor of the Year.

"The decision for Vendor of the Year weighs predominantly on ratings from the scorecard," Buss said of how the scorecard system plays in the award. "They scored great this year and it shows."

Dot's golf outing consists of approximately 30 vendors who are invited each year for lunch, a business update, awards presentation, a day of golfing, and dinner.

"Just receiving an invite to the golf outing is something our people really enjoy," said Jan Nussbaum, vice president and dealer principal at CIT. "But when we found we were being recognized amongst all of the other great vendors there, it was humbling. Serving our customers is a top priority, so this means a lot."

About Central Illinois Trucks, Inc.

CIT Group, Inc. was founded and incorporated on November 6, 1975 as Central Illinois Kenworth Sales and Service, Inc. The company headquarters are located in Normal, Illinois. Since our inception in November 1975, CIT Group, Inc. has grown to fifteen locations and employs approximately 475 people in Normal, Peru, Springfield, Morton, Champaign, Bensenville, Joliet, Troy, Grayslake, Rockford, LaSalle, Mokena, Pleasant Plains, Peoria, and Atlanta, Illinois. We represent Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi trucks.

About Dot Foods and Dot Transportation

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


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, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma. A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee is under construction and scheduled to open in September 2014.  For information, visit 


EDITOR'S NOTE:    Dot Foods is located at 1 Dot Way, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353