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Driver Orientation

Learn about becoming a member of the Dart family.

Welcome to your future!

You're one step closer to owning the road—and your success. During orientation, we want to make sure all the bases are covered so you can start your new career at Dart with confidence.

Driver orientation at the Dart Network sets drivers up for success from day 1.

What to expect

Our 3-day orientation covers everything you need to know about being a successful Dart truck driver. To get the most out of your orientation, remember these 3 tips:

  • Arrive early—to everything!
  • Check in with your recruiter or Driver Orientation Advisor regularly.
  • Ask questions! If you are unsure or curious about anything, always ask. We're here to help.

And since we want you to focus on learning, we will arrange your daily transportation, accommodations and lunch—all of which are complimentary.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn more about the Dart Network
  • Review DOT safety rules and regulations
  • Discuss hours of service compliance guidelines
  • Begin PeopleNet training
  • And take the following:
    • Road test
    • Drug screen
    • Physical exam
    • Physical Standards Test (PST)
  • Learn more about the Dart Network
  • Review DOT safety rules and regulations
  • Discuss hours of service compliance guidelines
  • Begin PeopleNet training
  • And take the following:
    • Road test
    • Drug screen
    • Physical exam
    • Physical Standards Test (PST)
  • Learn more about Dart
  • Review DOT safety rules and regulations
  • Discuss hours of service compliance guidelines
  • Begin PeopleNet overview
  • And take the following:
    • Road test
    • Drug screen
    • Physical exam
  • Fill out essential paperwork
  • Review benefits
  • Review Dart handbook
  • Attend safety presentation
  • Attend claims presentation
  • Meet trucking support team
  • Fill out essential paperwork
  • Review benefits
  • Review Dart handbook
  • Continue PeopleNet training
  • Attend safety presentation
  • Attend claims presentation
  • Meet trucking support team
  • Learn tips to maximize profitability
  • Continue PeopleNet overview
  • Receive DOT Inspection of truck
  • Have PeopleNet mobile communication unit installed in truck (if you don't have one)
  • Attend safety presentation
  • Attend claims presentation
  • Learn about insurance options

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N/A

  • Meet trucking support team
  • Sign truck lease; obtain truck
  • Sign Dart contract
  • Receive permits, fuel card and temporary license
To help you prepare for driver orientation, we've prepared a checklist of items to bring your first day.

What to bring

Besides your ambition to learn, you'll need to bring a few necessities to orientation. For a complete list of everything you need, see our Orientation Checklist.

Where to go

Orientation is available every week in one of the following four convenient locations:


Minnesota Orientation Location

800 Lone Oak Road
Eagan, MN 55121

Open , Drivers Lounge,
Wi-Fi, Showers and laundry

Country Inn & Suites

3035 Holiday Lane
Eagan, MN 55121
Nearby Restaurants:
Dickey’s BBQ, McDonalds, Starks, Subway

Days Inn

4510 Erin Drive
Eagan, MN 55122
Nearby Restaurants:
Davanni’s Pizza and Hot Hoagies, Taco Bell, Rack Shack BBQ

Quality Inn & Suites

1950 Rahncliff Court
Eagan, MN 55122
Nearby Restaurants:
Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Which Wich, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Texas Orientation Location

2820 Danieldale Road
Lancaster, TX 75134

Open , Drivers Lounge,
Wi-Fi, showers and laundry

Clarion Hotel

1515 North I-35 East
DeSoto, TX 75115
Nearby Restaurants:
Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, Chili's Grill & Bar

Holiday Inn

1310 East Wintergreen Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
Nearby Restaurants:
Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, Chili's Grill & Bar

Indiana Orientation Location

1504 Avco Boulevard
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Open , Drivers Lounge,
Wi-Fi, showers and laundry

Clarion Hotel

505 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
Nearby Restaurants:
Chili’s Grill & Bar, R&R Bar & Grill, Dairy Queen

Georgia Orientation Location

Holiday Inn

4951 Bristol Industrial Way
Buford, GA 30518
Nearby Restaurants:
Cracker Barrel, Wendy’s, Vinny’s New York Pizza & Grill

Motel 6

77 Celebration Drive
Suwanee, GA 30024
Nearby Restaurants:
Cracker Barrel, Wendy’s, Waffle House
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