Dart transit was a fine company to train with, after training I went over the road for a bit and then became local. As a local driver my dispatchers were sending me on routes that kept putting me in violation of my D.O.T. hours of service
Short-Haul Class A Driver (Current Employee) – Eagan, MN – July 28, 2014
I worked 12 to 13 hour days. Gained more experience driving a manual transmission. Management and co workers were decent people. The hardest part of job was finding some of the distribution centers. Most enjoyable part was driving on the road
Driver (Former Employee) – Eagan, MN. Buford, GA (South East Short Haul – February 12, 2014
The company it's self is not a bad co, but if you are looking to be able to support yourself & family you're not gonna be able to do it here. I was a company driver for a year & struggled every week. Dispatch & management are the biggest problem. You'll be sitting ALOT waiting on loads. Then once you can get a load it might not del for 20-24 hours. And they deliver a lot to grocery warehouses were anyone who has delivered to groceries knows you're gonna be waiting for quite awhile to get unloaded. Well you have to give them the 1st 2 hrs before you are eligible for detention. Then even after doing everything they require you to do to get detention pay, you're gonna have to fight with them to get you're money. Usually gonna take at least 2 weeks to get your detention pay if you can even get them to pay you for it. You're gonna be dispatched late 90% of the time also. Long story short the absolute worst company I've ever worked for when it comes to getting paid what you're owed!
have to fight with dispatch constant to get loads & to get paid for what you're owed
Local Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 15, 2013
A typical day starts at midnight. I don't get off until noon. I don't mind so much working this shift but some days they switch me around. I want to work same basic hours. My co-workers are fine.The hardest part is trying to sleep at different times. But I do love driving a truck.
The company is not bad.They do offer easy entrance to owner/operator.
Owner Operator (Former Employee) – Egan,Mn – April 9, 2012
Dart as a whole is not a bad company.I did however get frustrated with alot of the tack on fees to my check statments.Very excessive.As a O/O with buying their trucks "which mine was very nice to me"I found myself calculating an earning of just 8cpm.Alot of that due to poor dispatching,Example after 34 hr break dispatched 200 miles dead head to get load going 300 miles to Buffalo,NY get to Buffalo deliver and sit for 3 days waiting for load this would happen 1 or 2 time a week. I did maintian 98% on time delivery,The 2% was within the hour of delivery time,due to weather conditions
easy to get into job
a job you will have to be married to, the truck cost, about a 100 dollars a day driveing or sitting, plus the fuel around 1600.00 a week.