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CIT Awarded Vendor of the Year - DOT Transportation


DOT Transportation Incorporated 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. 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.”  “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.”

The photo displays: (l to r) Mike Jones, DTI; Bruce Thomas, CIT; Matt Lindsey, CIT; Tim Aberle, CIT; Tom Ruble, Volvo; Kevin Buss, DTI; Erick Miner, CIT; Jan Nussbaum, CIT; Dennis Moehring, CIT; Scott Dehm, CIT; and Dave Hamilton, DTI.

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.

CIT Group, Inc. is a full-line, commercial truck dealership group representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, and Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America.  Serving territories in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, the dealerships offer the best in New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive Parts inventory, the finest in truck Service and maintenance, and state of the art Body repair.  In addition, CIT offers in-house Rental, Leasing and Finance solutions to their customers. More information can be found at