Dart Increases Driver Pay, Offers Signing Bonuses

December 17, 2014

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Dart announced increases in pay to drivers throughout the company’s network. Drivers will see anywhere from 2 cents to 10 cents per mile increases with the average increase being  5 cents per mile, according to Dart.

Owner operators will get a fuel adjustment and accessorial pay in addition to the increase, and employee drivers will receive a fuel bonus.

“Owner operators in some of our dedicated operations are making $1.35 per mile or more including fuel adjustment,” said Russ Moore, vice president of fleet services at Dart.

Dart is also offering sign-on bonuses for all of its driving career options. Dart is offering a $5,000 bonus for owner operators with their own truck and all other owner operators and employee drivers are eligible for $3,000 bonuses. Graduates from Dart’s driver finishing program for students will receive $1,500.

“Our new pay packages are extremely attractive,” said Moore. “Dart is setting owner operators and drivers up for success from day one.”

Dart is a dry van carrier offering over-the-road, dedicated, regional and short haul options for professional truck drivers. The company also offers trucks for lease or purchase through its truck and finance vendor, Highway Sales, Inc.


  1. 1. Cliff Downing [ December 18, 2014 @ 04:28AM ]

    Dart has a ways to go. I presently get $1.15 plus FSC for a total of $1.55 a mile. And there si more to all of this. As of this morning, I also get between $.85 and $1.02 off the cash pump price at many fueling stops. Plus I get $38 an hour for waiting at customers. No dedicated, but home every weekend and by the house a couple of times a week. Bonuses meat doodley. It is the over all package that makes or breaks a deal. And their package is not attractive.

  2. 2. Rodney Williamson [ January 06, 2015 @ 05:24AM ]

    Hey Cliff, I was just wondering who you are contracted with. I have been with Dart almost a year now and while they are nice folks and I have no complaints about my miles and pay, they have a serious equipment shortage problem over here. It's hard to have a viable drop and hook operation when you can't find an empty trailer after you drop your loaded one. I spend what should be my home time waiting for hours on an empty and although I have brought it to their attention numerous time, the situation isn't improving.


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