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Dot Transportation honors its 2010 Vendor of the Year

Dot Transportation Inc (DTI) relies on quality equipment, attentive service, and low costs to keep its fleet rolling. Because Volvo Trucks and its area dealership, Central Illinois Trucks, meet this mark, DTI awarded them its 2010 Vendor of the Year award.

“We like that they provide us a quality truck that meets our operational needs and focuses on safety in the design of their truck,” said Kevin Buss, director of fleet maintenance. “Drivers like the ride, quietness, and comfort.”

DTI ranks its equipment vendors on truck and parts quality, service, maintenance cost, fuel economy, and driver acceptance. In their 2010 evaluation, Volvo and CIT received highest scores for their prompt and thorough repair service and fast claim processing.

“The DTI Vendor of the Year award is something that our equipment supply winners are very proud of, and they clearly understand the standards that must be met in order to win,” said Kevin Buss, DTI director of fleet maintenance. “It is something they can take back and display for all their team members at the dealership and manufacturing plant.”

DTI and Volvo have been partners since 2003, and three-quarters of DTI’s fleet now are Volvo tractors.

Dot Foods Inc carries 100,000 products from 700 food industry manufacturers and is a leading US food redistributor. Dot Foods and DTI sell and deliver foodservice, convenience, retail, vending, equipment and supplies to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates distribution centers in Modesto CA, Vidalia GA, Burley ID, Mt Sterling IL, Cambridge City IN, Williamsport MD, Liverpool NY, and Ardmore OK.

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