09 Feb 2017
Montana Man Crafts One-of-a-kind Wooden Works of Art
Nestled in the rolling hills filled with beautiful trees, sparkling rivers, and deer all around, Thompson Falls, Montana, seems like something out of a fairytale. For Rod Austin, Thompson Falls is home sweet home. Born and raised in the town of approximately 1,400 people, Rod grew up around two things he still loves to this day: woodworking and trucking. We recently heard about Rod’s side hobby from Beth Schwarz, a Permit Specialist at Dart's corporate office in Eagan, Minnesota.
06 Jan 2017
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.
18 Nov 2016
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.
04 Nov 2016
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.
30 Sep 2016
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.
28 Sep 2016
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.
16 Aug 2016
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.
10 Aug 2016
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.
28 Jul 2016
6 Trucker Exercise Tips for When the Heat is On, By CJ Moore from Healthy Trucker
With the summer season upon us, the heat is definitely on. With some scorching months ahead, I thought I would share six trucker exercise tips and touch on the importance of taking precautions when working out in the heat. This was mostly brought on by my attempt to go for a run at our terminal in Kingman, Arizona, in 98 degree temperatures, accompanied by a hot “blow dryer” like wind. The result? Dehydration, nausea and lightheadedness. I wasn’t quite acclimated to the summer heat yet.
13 May 2016
Meet Model Truck Expert, Michael Lynick
From creating one of the first CNG model trucks to maintaining a collection of over 1,000 model trucks, Michael Lynick loves all things trucking. Michael, EDI Coordinator at the Dart Network in Eagan, Minnesota, recently sat down to discuss his love for all things trucks, which includes the cool world of model truck building and collecting.