Dart Transit Company, a nationwide truckload carrier and logistics-services provider in its 85th year of business, has appointed Dave Ables as the company’s new president and CEO. Ables will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations and will lead Dart’s management team, reporting directly to Chairman Donald Oren, who will continue his daily involvement in the family-owned operation.
Ables brings 25 years of transportation experience to his new position. He served in executive leadership positions for the past six years with truckload carrier PAM Transport, where he was vice president of operations and marketing for all 13 operating divisions of that company.
He also held truckload leadership positions with other carriers, including Barr-Nunn, CRST and Stevens Transport.
“We focused our search on finding an executive leader with the right depth and breadth of experience within all of Dart’s markets and facets," said Donald Oren. "In Dave Ables, we found the right person who possesses the full range of skills and values needed to continue to move our organization forward. He has the right mix of experience working with all aspects of operations, customer service and sales, and he will be a high-quality leader for Dart.”
“My wife Bev and I, along with our children, David, Daniel, Bradley and Angela, are very proud of what we’ve built together at Dart, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring Dave Ables in to be Dart Transit’s president and CEO and next successful leader,” added Oren.