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Stay Safe on the Road This Winter Season

Truckers looking for the latest in winter road conditions, live traffic maps and weather alerts are advised to log on to www.511mn.org. 511 is the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) official traffic and traveler information site. MN 511 offers reports for interstates, U.S routes and state highways in Minnesota. It does not give information on county roads or city streets.

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Steve Arrowsmith, Driver of the Month

Twenty-three years: it is an enormous amount of time. For some it is an entire lifetime; for others, it is just a snapshot of yesterday. How have you spent the last 23 years? Back in March of 1993, Steve Arrowsmith took a chance and gave Dart a call. It was a chance he wanted to take after hearing from many drivers that it was a good company to drive for. Fast forward to 2016 and Steve is still going strong. Steve was recently named Driver of the Month by Dartco, Inc. – which he was very excited to hear about. “It’s an honor,” said Steve. “I am just doing my job and I was awarded with this. I am thrilled about it.

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Meals on the Go: How a Passion for Cooking Led to a Dartco Driver Becoming a Published Author

When you're on the road, there is no knowing when your next meal might be. You can pass truck stop after truck stop and something you have to deliver and wait over the dinner hour. Sometimes your breakfast time is the morning is when you're already on the road to the first stop for the day. It's hard to have a set schedule for eating when you're a truck driver.

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Keep Tire ROI Rollin'

Whether you’re an owner-operator or a fleet driver, tires represent a significant part of your operating costs. You can help optimize your “tire returns” by regularly engaging in these three key maintenance practices.

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Tone Ross, Owner Operator of the Month

Professional, optimistic, and passionate are just a few words to describe Dart Transit Company’s latest Owner Operator of the Month, Tone Ross. Tone was nominated by his fleet manager after excellent performance, on-time deliveries, and other factors.

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Dart Makes Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carriers List

“Given today’s complex transportation and logistics challenges, the blended transportation solutions offered by Dart Transit Company show true leadership in the trucking sector,” says Felecia Stratton, Editor at Inbound Logistics. “For continuously providing the kinds of trucking solutions that readers need, Inbound Logistics is pleased to recognize Dart Transit Company as a 2016 Top 100 Trucker.”

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Eric Rickard, Driver of the Month

Congratulations to Eric Rickard, the Dart Network’s Driver of the Month! When Eric got out of the army in 1990 and back into civilian life, he wanted a job out of the ordinary. A job that wasn’t the same old thing every day, not a job where he would be stuck behind a desk. That’s when he looked into the trucking industry and the rest is history.

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Dart Transit Company Owner Operator Retiring After 20 Successful Years

It seemed like a regular day for Robert Wymore. It was April 28, 2016, and Robert pulled into the Eagan yard at Dart’s corporate headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota. He then walked in, and looked around carefully. The aroma of fresh coffee was trailing through the hallways near the driver lounge. The sounds of the morning news played gently through the TV speakers as a few drivers tuned in to the anchors on the screen reporting the happenings of the day.

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Convoy for a Cause: World’s Largest Trucking Convoy raises money for Special Olympics Minnesota

As more than 150 trucks started up on the morning of September 17, 2016, smiles lit up the parking lot from more than just the drivers and contractors behind the wheel. Special Olympics athletes climbed up into the big rigs and got ready for departure. They looked out the windows of the truck and waved a temporary goodbye as the truck convoy set off for their 42-mile adventure on Interstate 35.

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Lonnie Durio, Owner Operator of the Month

Twenty-seven years ago Lonnie Durio decided he was going to embark on the journey to become a professional truck driver. Twelve years ago he decided to make the switch and become an owner operator with Dart Transit Company. After transporting and pulling containers around the New Orleans, Louisiana, area, Lonnie saw an opportunity with Dart twelve years ago and never looked back.

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Congratulations to the Lucky Winners of Driver Appreciation Week Prizes!

For Driver Appreciation Week 2016, a drawing was held for all current Dart Network drivers and contractors. Prizes ranged from steer tires to TVs. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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The Dart Network Welcomes John Mooney as Executive Vice President of Sales

We are pleased to announce that John Mooney will be joining our organization as Executive Vice President of Sales. John will be reporting to James Langley, COO, and have the responsibilities of leading our sales team, developing new business opportunities, and creating solutions to customer needs, in synergy with our overall network strategy.

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STLCC & Dart Transit: A Brand New Partnership in Training Big Rig Drivers for Quality Jobs

On August 30th and 31st, St. Louis Community College will kick-off a brand new partnership with Dart Transit - one of the largest privately-owned trucking companies in America! Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, this family-owned and operated business has provided industry leading transportation expertise since 1934 and ranks as the 14th largest truckload carrier in America. Dart is currently expanding their operations in our region and we’re delighted to be part of helping them grow their regional driving team by training Class-A drivers for their over-the-road positions. Working with well-respected companies such as Dart provides not only good jobs and economic development for our region, but also allows St. Louis Community College to fulfill its goal of training even more quality drivers who will then go to work with financially stable and growing companies.

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Dart Honors Veterans with Military Themed Trucks and Trailers

The Dart Network is excited to announce it is wrapping three trucks and three trailers to honor those who serve or have served in the United States Military. With printing and installation underway, the three fully-wrapped trucks are expected to debut over the next couple weeks, with the trailers to follow later this fall.

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Tax Tips for Company Drivers

It is important to know truck driver tax deductions in general, whether you're a company driver or an owner operator. See some of ATBS' best tax tips for company drivers to take advantage of in this informative article.

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