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Dart Transit Company Company Review

Dart Transit Company

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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

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 Age For Dart Transit Company

Dart Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Groendyke 23  
    .
  • Ozark 23  
    .
  • Premier 22  
    .
  • Beelman 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Dart 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Dart Transit Company

Dart Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Dart  6  
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  3  
    .
  •  Stevens
    No Experience Required
  •  Cassens
    No Experience Required
  •  TransAm
    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  
    .
  • Lone Star  $1,200  
    .
  • Dart  $1,100  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  $1,100  
    .
  • Ozark  $975  
    .
  • KLLM  $850  
    .
  • 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  
    .
  • Dart  40 cpm  
    .
  • Trimac  35 cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
    .
  • Celadon  33 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  32 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 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
    .
  • Stevens  229.46M
    .
  • Dart  211.81M
    .
  • TMC  210.07M
    .
  • PTL  184.23M
    .
  • Cassens  79.2M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Dart Driver Unload Percentage

Dart: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  30%
    .
  • Koch  20%
    .
  • Lone Star  10%
    .
  • Ozark  5%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .
  • Dart  0%
    .

Dart Drop And Hook Percentage

Dart: 95%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Dart  95%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • K & B  50%
    .
  • May  50%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  20%
    .
  • 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
    .
  • Dart  1,940
    .
  • Premier  971
    .
  • Rush  700
    .
  • MCT  681
    .
  • CalArk  600
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Dart Number Of Trailers

Dart Number Of Trailers:
8,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Schneider  49,850
    .
  • Averitt  12,500
    .
  • Dart  8,000
    .
  • AAA Cooper  6,000
    .
  • TransAm  2,400
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Dart Governed Speed

Dart Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Transport America  64 mph
    .
  • Swift  62 mph
    .
  • May  61 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Dart  0 mph
    .

Dart Tractor Brands

  • Dart

  • A&R

  • Lone Star

  • J.B. Hunt

  • SRT

  • Smith

  • Carter

  • Schneider

  • Dillon

  • Southeastern

  • Super Service

  • Wil-Trans

Dart Transmission Types

Dart has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Crete
    • SRT
    • May
    • Prime
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Schaffer
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Averitt
    • AAA Cooper
    • Maverick
    • Koch
    • Carter
  • Mix Of Both
    • Schneider
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans
    • Melton
    • Trimac
    • Navajo

Dart APU Policy

Dart does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Koch
    • Carter
    • Wil-Trans
    • Stevens
    • Marten
    • Trimac
  • Without APU's
    • Eagle
    • MCT
    • KLLM
    • Cowan
    • Schaffer
    • Interstate
  • 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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