Dart Transit Company Company Review

Dart Transit Company Company Overview

Dart Transit Company company logo

Founded in 1934, Dart is a stable, family-owned company and one of the nation's largest truckload dry-van carriers, offering 48-state, dedicated, and regional service with owner operators and fleet drivers.

The company has seen 3 generations of family leadership: Earl Oren, Dart's founder, Don Oren, Dart's Chairman, and David Oren, Dart's President. Under the leadership of Don Oren (David's father), Dart pioneered 48-foot and then 53-foot high-cube trailers.

Dart has been named a "Best Fleet to Drive For" and was named the #1 Fleet for Owner Operators in 2010 by the Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge.

Dart Transit Company Corporate Headquarters

Map of Dart corporate headquarters
800 Lone Oak Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 1-888-870-1230
Website: Dart Transit Company

Getting Hired At Dart Transit Company

Dart Transit Company Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • 21 Years of Age
  • Have at least 6 months OTR experience with 53' dry van.
  • No more than 5 jobs in the last 2 years
  • MVR needs to be generally acceptable
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Every applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Every applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis

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Dart Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Minimum Hiring Age For Dart Transit Company

Dart Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • P&S 23  
    .
  • Hunt 22  
    .
  • Wilson 21  
    .
  • K & B 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Dart 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Dart Transit Company

Dart Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Waggoners  12  
    .
  • Dart  6  
    .
  • Premier  6  
    .
  •  TransAm
    No Experience Required
  •  Schneider
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Dart Transit Company Driver Pay

  • Drivers with at least 1 year of experience will start at $.40 per mile
  • Medical and Hospitalization Insurance (check with your recruiter for current rates)
  • Life Insurance ($10,000 group term)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance ($10,000 coverage)
  • Dental Insurance (single and family options)
  • Dartco truck drivers receive 6 paid holidays per year.
  • 401k program
  • Referral program: $1,000 after the person you referred delivers their first load.
  • Fuel Bonus: Dartco offers an additional $0.03/mile monthly fuel bonus based on idle time and out-of-route miles.

Dart Average Weekly Pay

Dart Average Weekly Pay:
$1,100 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • K & B  $1,125  
    .
  • Dart  $1,100  
    .
  • Prime  $1,000  
    .
  • Carter  $1,000  
    .
  • Ozark  $975  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Dart Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Dart Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
40 cpm

Dart requires 6 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • K & B  45 cpm  
    .
  • Lone Star  40 cpm  
    .
  • Melton  40 cpm  
    .
  • Dart  40 cpm  
    .
  • Trimac  35 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Dart Transit Company Driver Benefits

Driver Benefits:

  • Medical and Hospitalization Insurance (check with your recruiter for current rates)
  • Life Insurance ($10,000 group term)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance ($10,000 coverage)
  • Dental Insurance (single and family options)
  • Dartco truck drivers receive 6 paid holidays per year.
  • 401k program
  • Referral program: $1,000 after the person you referred delivers their first load.
  • Fuel Bonus: Dartco offers an additional $0.03/mile monthly fuel bonus based on idle time and out-of-route miles.

Paid Vacation:

  • 1 week after 1 year
  • 2 weeks after 2 years
  • 3 weeks after 5 years
  • 4 weeks after 12 years

Dart Transit Company Operations

Driving Opportunities At Dart Transit Company

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
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Dart Operating Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Dart Company Terminal Locations

Dart Transit Company terminal locations
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sellersburg, IN
  • St Paul, MN
  • Buford, GA
  • Lancaster, TX

Dart Yearly Miles

Dart: 211,807,313

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Dart  211.81M
    .
  • Melton  111.68M
    .
  • Ozark  83.15M
    .
  • Cassens  79.2M
    .
  • Smith  72.35M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Dart Driver Unload Percentage

Dart: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  30%
    .
  • Melton  0%
    .
  • Carter  0%
    .
  • Wil-Trans  0%
    .
  • Dart  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Dart Drop And Hook Percentage

Dart: 95%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Dart  95%
    .
  • CalArk  85%
    .
  • CRST  80%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  20%
    .
  • Trimac  5%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Dart Company Policies

  • Dart Home Time Options

    Dart has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Depending on route, drivers can be home daily, weekly, or bi-weekly.

  • Dart Rider Policy

  • Dart Tuition Reimbursement

    Dart's Advantage Driver University will pay up to $1800 per year and $6,000 total in tuition assistance.

  • Dart Pet Policy

    Dart does allow pets but no specific policy information was given.

Dart Canadian Policies

Dart does not service Canada

Dart Company Equipment

Dart Number Of Trucks

Dart Number Of Trucks:
1,940 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • KLLM  2,147
    .
  • Dart  1,940
    .
  • Hirschbach  700
    .
  • Eagle  698
    .
  • JBS  600
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Dart Number Of Trailers

Dart Number Of Trailers:
8,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Saia  10,000
    .
  • Dart  8,000
    .
  • Schaffer  2,800
    .
  • Wilson  1,758
    .
  • Waggoners  800
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Dart Governed Speed

Dart Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Covenant  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • Swift  62 mph
    .
  • Prime  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Dart  0 mph
    .

Dart Tractor Brands

  • Dart

  • Smith

  • Werner

  • PGT

  • Marten

  • Southeastern

  • Eagle

  • Jim Palmer

  • XPO

  • Swift

  • Schaffer

  • J.B. Hunt

Dart Transmission Types

Dart has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Covenant
    • J.B. Hunt
    • K & B
    • SRT
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Carter
    • Koch
    • Averitt
    • Dillon
    • AAA Cooper
    • Watkins Shepard
  • Mix Of Both
    • Jim Palmer
    • TMC
    • Millis
    • Ozark
    • Schneider
    • XPO

Dart APU Policy

Dart does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Prime
    • Navajo
    • Koch
    • Melton
    • Celadon
    • Lone Star
  • Without APU's
    • Southeastern
    • A. Duie Pyle
    • Martin
    • Gardner
    • NEMF
    • JBS
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Dart Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Dart

    The training at Dart will last approximately 4 weeks.

    Depending on your experience and your progression, Advantage Driver University will last approximately 1-4 weeks.

  • Dart Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Dart

    On-Road Training

    Behind the wheel training with a qualified trainer by your side. Covers the classroom topics from the viewpoint of being on the road, and focuses on real-life situations - hauling real loads for real customers on real roads.

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Dart you will run solo after training.

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