Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Eagan, MN – January 15, 2018
Pay your drivers the miles they drive period. They pay you using the movers guide , we aren't movers we drive tractor trailers. We never use the route they pay you by. Their people net doesn't even use the route they pay you by.
Dispatchers were very helpful, always had loads to run
CDL Van Trailer Driver, Owner Operator (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 15, 2017
They have OTR and Dedicated Runs. OTR, you can run 10 days out or longer if you prefer. With the dedicated, 6 days out or more if you prefer. Owner Operators make more money. I was a Owner Operator, truck notes were low, they pay when you want, no set days for pay, you decide. I would wait every 7-8 days while I was on Southeast Dedicated to Settle Loads. Average Direct deposit after all deductions was $1300-1700 for every 7-8 days.
you can take off when you want, run as much as you want, get paid when you want.
With over 80 years in the Logistics industry, Dart Transit has revolutionized a lot of the elements of modern trucking that we know today.
As someone with no experience in the field, Dart Transit was a very welcoming company that took the time to develop my knowledge of the industry and ensure that I had the tools I needed to be successful.
There is a bit of an issue with a good Job Work/Life Balance, however, Dart has recently started moving a lot of the schedules to a split shift schedule where an employee will have half of the week off, and work the other half of the week. I feel that this allows for a better balance than working Monday - Friday with several forced weekend hours. All is done to ensure coverage of the drivers.
All in all, I think that Dart is a great company to work for and I would recommend to anyone who is interested in getting into the Logistics industry.
Free lunches, Performance Bonuses, Casual Days, Family Owned and Operated
Lease Operator (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – August 18, 2017
Typical day at Dart was checking your computer in truck for loads and messages from dispatch. Punch in your destination on your GPS. Drive to destination, pick up freight. Then punch in new address for delivery to next stop. While at the dart terminal it was friendly with the drivers but to get to your dispatcher or see anybody for a problem they would have locked doors So you would have to report to a window and stand in line or sit in break room waiting for a response. The break area was very small so you mainly had to sit outside till you could see someone. The parking for trailers really sucked cause it was always packed full of trailers at all yards I have been through. Especially in the Lancaster yard. But the process of hiring and getting a truck only took three days. Getting good loads was awefull. So I transferred to the Target Distribution Center. Well if your leasing a new truck, that is not the place to go. If you have a used truck you can make good money at Target. They are consistent with there loads and it is all drop and hook. All in all it was a good place to work but I should have leased a used truck to start with cause the new truck was very expensive to lease. If I had to do it all over again I would have leased a used truck and stayed with Target.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Saint Paul Church, MN – August 11, 2017
At dart on a typical day you have to really crunch numbers and watch that you dont lose youre loads without being told because the problem is that when they are short on freight they send company trucks into get the freight out from under you without telling you and youre working under an lease purchase program
Long time player in the transportation industry that made major changes in their structure and vision. They require their network of operations people to work long hours and weekends. They have decent benefits.
Your ability to advance is sometimes difficult because of a lot of nepotism that has always existed.
Fun activities outside of the job. Free lunches on occasion.
Lots of time spent on the job...including weekends.
Road Ready Supervisor, Dart Safety Lane (Current Employee) – Eagan, MN – June 24, 2017
Dart has been around more than 85 years and is family owned. Always looking to help better things for other carriers to succeed. They usually look to hire within rather the outside, but sometimes that doesn't work.
Owner Operator Program (Former Employee) – OTR – June 20, 2017
to many drivers not enough work all work up north nothing sought. waiting on load up to 32hrs of waiting time. not worth it. to much money on a lease purchase program. all of it goes to the truck. you'll need to run all 7 day to make money.
Good company but average haul for otr is around 500 miles, you only drive the east half of the U.S. but it seems the brokers pick up any loads possible so you run a lot of really short runs with an occasional good load, pay per mile is decent and lease payments are reasonable. 6 months required otr experience with a clean record. No training of new drivers experience only.
Truck Driver (OTR) (Former Employee) – Buford, GA – April 16, 2017
One of the worse companies I have ever worked for. They have horrible dispatchers. They have cameras in their trucks & nick pick all day. They never wanted me to get home to see my family. STAY AWAY!!!
Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2017
I would recommend Dart Transit to others if asked about the job. Dart really cares about their drivers and keeps you rolling on the road. If I was to go back on the road it will definitely be with Dart Transit.