Dart Transportation????

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William S.'s Comment
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I'm near the end of my training at TDDS and I start with DART on the 27th of this month. I'll let you know how it goes once I'm there and through orientation. I'm starting as a company driver although I'm sure they're probably gonna offer a lease deal sometime in the future. They seem to be big on leases. I have no interest in leaseing but it's good to know the option is there if I change my mind.

D-Wash's Comment
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Cool William, I really appreciate it!!!!

Scott O.'s Comment
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Not trying to hijack this thread but Check out Frey Miller there based out of okc.... My trainer is leaving crst after I get off his truck and going to frey Miller and he seems to like them.... And I'm not trying to recruit or anything

D-Wash's Comment
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Gotcha Scott!!!! Thanks A lot!!!!!!

William S.'s Comment
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Hello D-Wash, This is William, I'm getting back with you on the info I offered a couple of weeks ago about Dart. I finished trucking school on 4/17 and that afternoon I took my state exam as well. Passed school and the exam then I aquired my CDL the next morning. I had been in contact with Mike Britson from Dart numerous times thourghout my training and after as well. He does recruiting and (I believe) fleet service coordinating also. He's easy to deal with and, other than a few short emails with a young lady that needed some work history info, he's who I dealt with all along. He told me I could start orientation on the 27th (which is tomorrow) and he made the travel arrangements. He offered me a free bus ride from Columbus, OH or a plane ticket. He stated the bus is about 17 hours or more and the plane ride was about 4 1/4 hours with a short layover. He said if I took the plane they would pay towards it what would equal the price of the bus ticket and I would have to cover the difference. He said the plane ticket was only $34 more than the bus ticket. I told him I was broke and he said if I didn't mind they would deduct the $34 from my first check. I jumped on the deal and saved myself from an extra 13 agonizing hours of a bus trip. He sent me conformation of my travel plans and all I had to do was show my I.D. at the counter of the airport. I flew through Southwest Airlines. I got a free shuttle ride from the airport to the hotel. They put me up in a Days Inn for four nights and paid for it too. My training location got switched from Buford, GA to Eagan, MN and he gave me plenty of notice of the change. I also get a free shuttle ride to and from orientation everyday. The shuttle will also take me to resturants, grocery stores, etc. for free. Dart is paying for all of it but the $34 I mentioned earlier. I took videos of the hotel and a few in flight as well but, I don't know how to send it through Trucking Truth. If you cam PM me your email address somehow I'll send the videos if you want them. It's a decent size room with 2 quenn beds, a big (37 inch or so) flat screen tv, a desk and office chair, free wifi, heated pool, a gym, a sauna, free continental breakfast and Dart provides lunch at orientation. I only have to cover my dinner. Here's the link to the hotel: http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/minnesota/eagan/days-inn-eagan-minnesota-near-mall-of-america/hotel-overview. I'll post more tomorrow once my first day is finished. Take care D-Wash.

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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