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Women In Trucking Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Plover, WI (January 5, 2017) - The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation was formed in 2011 to provide financial assistance to help women advance their careers in transportation in the areas of safety, truck driving, leadership, or as a technician. Since 2013, the organization has awarded 40 scholarships. “It is through corporate giving, such as the Ryder Foundation which donated $25,000 and J.J. Keller Foundation which gave $10,000, along with the many individuals who have contributed to the WIT Foundation since its inception that allows the organization to provide scholarships annually to those in need,” said Debora Babin Katz, Vice President, TrucBrush Corporation and WIT Foundation Chair.

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Dart Network Podcast: Owner-Operator Pat Wortham Talks About His Wreaths Across America Run

Over the weekend of December 17th, the volunteers with the Wreaths Across America program placed more than 1.2 million wreaths at the gravesites of those who dedicated their lives to military service. Participating as a carrier in the program for the seventh consecutive year, the Dart Network was quite visible in a campaign that involved a host of carriers working with the Truckload Carriers Association to move more than 400 truckloads this year. Joshua Channel, Mark Bouchard and Pat Wortham – the three owner-operators who were presented with the keys to new military-themed leased trucks during a ceremony on Veterans Day at Dart – participated in the Wreaths Across America program. Not only did Joshua, Mark and Pat have a mural of the Marine Iwo Jima Memorial on their trucks, but they also were pulling military-themed trailers with the message “Freedom is Fragile” displayed on the side.

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Dart Network Podcast: Owner-Operators Josh Channel, Mark Boucher, and Pat Wortham Discuss Wreaths Across America Runs

Over the weekend of December 17th, the volunteers with the Wreaths Across America program placed more than 1.2 million wreaths at the gravesites of those who dedicated their lives to military service. Participating as a carrier in the program for the seventh consecutive year, the Dart Network was quite visible in a campaign that involved a host of carriers working with the Truckload Carriers Association to move more than 400 truckloads this year.

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Listen To Dart Network Podcast: Segments On Winter Driving Black Ice & Update On New Safety Video Series

The Safety Department recently added two new segments to the Dart Network Podcast feed. With the icy road conditions that can accompany January, February and March around the country, Safety spent some time talking with the Dart Network Podcast about black ice and other hazards that company drivers and owner-operators can encounter on highways and non-interstate roads.

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Mary Johnston Scholarship deadline is approaching

Each year, the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund awards one $2,000 scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships. The students, who must be children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members, are selected in a blind evaluation conducted by the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

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4 Stretches to Reduce Truck Driver Neck Pain, From TheHealthyTrucker.net

Truck driver neck pain is….well, a PAIN! Driving for hours on end can be brutal on a truck driver’s back, shoulders and especially neck. As we all know, there’s nothing worse than a pain in the neck that just won’t go away. When it comes to truck driver neck pain, the best solution is some simple stretching. When truck drivers have tight muscles it begins to restrict how far joints are able to be moved.

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Dart Network Human Resources Employee Commended on Her Efforts to Hire Military Veterans

From driving down the road in a tractor-trailer, to working in maintenance shops and in the office, our country’s military veterans are hardworking, passionate individuals who are a genuine asset to the Dart Network. Finding great talent for the workplace can be sometimes a daunting task, something any hiring and recruiting professional could agree on.

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Breon Sherman, Owner Operator of the Month

Dart Transit Company is once again excited to announce its latest winner of its monthly Owner Operator of the Month award: Breon Sherman. Breon is a professional driver with 17 years of experience. Now with Dart nearly a year, he has been enjoying Dart and the transition from his past company.

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Saying Happy Retirement to Edie Davidson, Dart's Apparel Expert

(EAGAN, Minn.) It is a bittersweet moment as the Dart network is happy to announce the retirement of Edie Davidson, the person running the show in the Dart Pro Shop apparel store at its Eagan, Minnesota, headquarters.

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Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics Gives Dart Transit New Visibility for Roadside Issues

With more than 300 Kenworth T680s in its fleet, and on lease-to-own programs with independent contractors, Dart Transit Company and the Dart Network have been realizing high driver acceptance and excellent fuel economy. It’s now also seeing another benefit – improved uptime and fewer tows thanks to Kenworth TruckTech+ and remote diagnostics tools available on its other trucks.

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Dart Network Podcast: Hear Gary Randall’s Year-End Message & Well Wishes For The Holidays

The Dart Network Podcast caught up with Dart Vice President of Operations Gary Randall just a few days ahead of Christmas.

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Dart Delivers Christmas Wreaths

This is Dart’s 7th year participating in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide program which distributes holiday wreaths as a tribute to Veterans laid to rest at national cemeteries.

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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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