Dot Transportation honors four-million miler
Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), a subsidiary of Dot Foods, was recognized by the company recently for driving four million miles during his career. Dick Kramberg of Quincy, IL., who operates out of the food redistributor’s Mt. Sterling distribution center, was honored at the firm’s annual National Business Meeting in St. Louis by company leadership. “Dot Foods and Dot Transportation rely on loyal drivers like Dick, who spend endless hours on the road to deliver our products efficiently to our customers,” said Paul Mugerditchian, president of, DTI. “We have some of the best drivers in the industry and we’re proud to recognize them for their outstanding accomplishments.” 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 Month Stabler of Mt. Sterling, IL; Dale Little and Wayne Thomas of Rushville, IL; Zane Keylor and Bob Patton of Timewell, IL; and Monet Estes of and Randy Dieterle of Camp Point, IL. With trucking reporting a shortage of nearly 200,000 drivers at the end of 2011, DTI said it is “aggressively hiring” to accommodate their growing business. “Recruiting new drivers and retaining the drivers we already have 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.” According to DTI, it offers an “exceptional “benefit package to its 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; pickup 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, 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 lays claim to being the largest food redistributor in the nation. DTI operates out of terminals in Modesto, CA.; Vidalia, GA.; Burley, ID; Mt. Sterling, IL.; Cambridge City, IN; Williamsport, MD.; Liverpool, NY; Joliet, IL, and Ardmore, OK.