MT. STERLING, Ill. - A driver with Dot Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, was recognized recently for driving four million miles during his career. Dick Kramberg of Quincy, Ill., who operates out of the food redistributor's Mt. Sterling distribution center, was honored at the company's annual National Business Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. by company leadership.

In addition, Kramberg will celebrate another milestone with the company later in 2012: On June 9, he will have served 36 years with Dot. "This has been a wonderful company to work with for both my family and myself," said Kramberg. "They've given me the opportunity to have a fulfilling career and travel around the country. Being the first driver to hit four million miles is an honor."

Several other drivers were recognized for reaching the three million mile mark as well. The drivers, also operating out of Mt. Sterling, are Jim Mashburn and Monty Stabler of Mt. Sterling, Ill., Dale Little and Wayne Thomas of Rushville, Ill., Zane Keylor and Bob Patton of Timewell, Ill., Monti Estes of and Randy Dieterle of Camp Point, Ill.

With the trucking industry reported a shortage of nearly 200,000 drivers at the end of 2011, DTI is aggressively hiring to accommodate their growing business. "Recruiting new drivers and retaining the drivers we already have happy is crucial to our success as these are the men and women who keep business moving across the nation," noted Mugerditchian. "Dot has been aggressively hiring drivers for some time now and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future."

DTI offers an exceptional benefit package to their drivers. On average, most DTI drivers are home with their families two days a week. Compensation for full-time drivers includes pay on actual miles; delivery pay; pick-up and layover pay; fuel incentives; quarterly and annual bonuses; paid personal days, sick days, vacations, holidays; 401(K) benefits with company match; short and long-term disability; experience pay and exceptional unload pay.

Founded in 1994, Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) specializes in delivering mixed loads of dry, frozen and refrigerated products across the country. DTI, a private carrier, is a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc., a family-owned business that is the largest food redistributor in the nation. DTI operates out of terminals in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; Joliet, Illinois and Ardmore, Okla. For more information, visit www.dotfoods.com/dti.