Integrity & Innovation
Teamwork and Loyalty Drive Dart’s Success
Since 1934, we’ve built an outstanding network of professional drivers, because we believe drivers should be happy and successful. That’s why Dart drivers stay longer.
Innovative transportation and logistics solutions that deliver for customers and drivers
Dart has become one of the largest and most innovative truckload van carriers in the nation, offering a wide range of custom-tailored transportation and logistics solutions for Owner Operators, drivers, and customers. The Dart Network spans over-the-road, regional and dedicated operations.
Dart: Determined from the start
1934 wasn’t a good year to start a business in America.
The country was suffering from the worst scourges of the Great Depression. And it would be at least five years until relief was found from economic collapse.
But a man named Earl Oren risked everything to make a difference. Knowing he couldn’t afford his own truck, Earl invested in a driver, with a single truck and trailer, and Dart moved a load of canned food. His living room in St. Paul, Minnesota, became his office. And when competitors told him he couldn’t build the business he envisioned, he did it anyway.
Dart continued to grow its fleet, and by 1975, this small, regional company was now serving 48 states. Four years later, Earl’s son, Donald, became Dart’s second president. When he accepted his new role, Don had 26 years of service at Dart under his belt. So, when faced with fierce industry deregulations and backlash against Dart’s innovative trailer designs, Donald took the fight to Washington, D. C. and won.
That’s how we do things at Dart. If we can do it bigger, better and safer, Dart will push the boundaries of innovation to do it. In 1984, when the industry standard for trailer size was 48’, Dart was ahead of the game by introducing the highly-efficient 53’ trailer. At the time it was controversial. Today, it’s a trucking industry standard.
And our historic path of integrity and innovation continues today with the Oren family and the entire Dart Network team.
Chairman of the Board
Dart Advantage Warehousing
Dart Portable Storage, Inc.
VP of Maintenance
Executive Vice President
Senior VP of Fleet Operations
Vice President of Revenue Management
Executive VP of Sales
VP of Communications and Marketing
VP of Safety, Security, and Driver Onboarding
Dart exceeded expectations from shippers and customers on:
- Deliveries and pick-ups performed on-time
- Consistent, reliable schedule and transmit times
- Availability of equipment
- Competitive rates
- Affordable pricing based on service level
- Simple and clear pricing
- Accuracy of tracking shipments
- Use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Internet and electronic commerce capabilities
Equipment & Operations
- Equipment availability and condition
- Good safety record
- Minimal loss and damage claims
- Fast resolution of claims
- Ability to trace and expedite shipments
- Helpful and courteous service
Top 100 Truckers for 2019
Quest for Quality Winner
Top 100 Truckers for 2018
Quest for Quality Winner
Commercial Carrier Journal
Top 100 Motor Carrier
Outstanding Partnership Award