Dart is a horrible company

Discussion in 'Dart' started by bigmadkillerb, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. bigmadkillerb

    bigmadkillerb Bobtail Member

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    I wanted to let trucker to beware about Dart trucking company. My husband was only with them for less than a month.

    They made alot of promises and never came thru at all. My husband was forced to take a truck that he has never liked at all. When he pointed out the things that need to be fixed on the truck. They half butted fixing it. He went and bought a part to fix it out of our own pocket.

    When it come to pay, now that is a story in its self....We were told that if he turned in his paperwork that he would get paid the same day. NOT!!!! it is the next and then they would take their sweet time and not get in until the next day. Now, our account is majorly overdrafted. When I called and asked why things werent taken care of like they were supposed to, I got told that I didnt work there, I didnt know anything about the office and the person was going to hang up on me. Went and got ahold of their supervisor and got the run around.

    The truck needed to be fixed and they dont know who is responsible for the bill and they dont even know who the truck belongs to. My husband has tried to talking to the bank and dart to get things straighten out and he has been passed from one person to another. It is a shame that you can not get a straight answer from anybody.

    To top it off. They have just fired him because he is on sugar medicine and since they have messed with our pay and his miles and his loads, we have not had the money to get the medicine. He has not had his meds for a week and when he asked to get money to get it, they would not give it to him. They told him that if he moved the truck that they will have him arreseted for stealing the truck and we have made payments on the truck.

    We had money before he started and now we dont. To me and my husband they are not a good company to work for at all. It is a shame that they are worried about money than people.

    To any driver, please be aware and do your research before you go with this company. Some people may make money with them but everyone that we have talked to doesnt and we are ones that didnt. I am very thankful that we got this taken care of now, before we went in the hole even deeper.
     
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  2. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

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    You DIDN'T work there.....your husband did. Let HIM deal with issues with HIS employer. You wanna call someone and *i*c* about your job? Get a job first!
    Nobody likes a spouce calling to b*t*h about someone elses job.
     
  3. nichole1974

    nichole1974 Bobtail Member

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    dart is a rip off.when your only make 65 for 5 loads.thats a rip off.they sell you a piece of junk trucks.the only place you can get the trucks worked on is at a prostop .and they dont know what they are doing.please beware of this company.
     
  4. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    These 2 statements seem contradictory...Getting paid in 2 days instead of one broke you and caused overdrafts?...Something doesn't seem right to me, not defending the company, but my embellishment detector is going off...I'm not saying, I'm just saying...

    And most companies wait days or a week to pay after a load so 2 days seems fast...

    This is good advise for any company, hopefully you took it before starting with Dart...If so, who can you blame?...If not, well, you know who to blame...
     
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  5. UltimateTrucker

    UltimateTrucker Light Load Member

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    I have a brother-in-law who is working for Dart now and he brings in very little money every week. When he had a regional gig with another company he was clearing 800 a week. With Dart, he's lucky to clear 400 a week.
     
  6. luvtotruck

    luvtotruck Road Train Member

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    A 2 post wonder! What happened here? Thanks.
     
  7. OriginalBigfoot

    OriginalBigfoot Light Load Member

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    You know, I worked for American Eagle from 1995 to 2003, and I heard horror story after horror story from so many of the drivers there. What I came to realize was, 99.999% of the stories I heard were the driver's fault in some way. I started with the company in an old beat up '93 flattop Freightliner that I had to disinfect and never really got the smells out of. It had 270,000 really tough (abused) team miles on it and I seemed to have it in a shop somewhere about every week to 10 days. I bit my lip, said yes Sir and no Sir, and went about my business.

    Within three months, I was in a brand new Freightliner Century, plastic on the seats and all. I didn't mind hanging around Lancaster for five days while they installed the graphics and gadgets. It's really funny that I worked there for almost eight years and don't have a single bad thing to say about them or Conwell corp (FFE, now KLLM), the parent company. The entire time I was there I averaged $843.60/week as a company driver, including fuel, safety and logbook bonuses. Perhaps it's because I never refused a load, always delivered on-time, knew how to get around averaging 64mph in my logs legally, had my trucks turned up to 69mph (for $50 under the table to one of the mechanics), and always has a BS little "gift" in my truck just waiting to drop off at the AEL office whenever I went there -- candy, donuts, cake, etc.

    In my 37 years in the business I have learned a few things you won't find in the CDL manual:
    Respect those who book your work! No matter how rude or arrogant they are to you!
    Act professional, even when you don't want to!
    NEVER turn down a load!
    Treat your equipment like it was yours!
    Fix as many small problems as you can, note it on your DVIR and let the dispatcher know as well!
    Make sure your paperwork and logs are perfect!

    I have been with five companies in 37 years and all five of them treated me exactly as I treated them... I can't complain about any of them.
     
  8. jimmycrackcorn

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    There is a lot to this. This is a summary of what i've learned in the trucking industry.

    There are 3 ###es that you kiss... The guy you get your loads from, the guy that writes your paycheck, and the guy that fixes your truck.
    There is a learning curve for every aspect of every company, but if you go in with an attitude to succeed, you will. You have to learn your dispatcher, and train them. On the other hand, they have to learn what they can expect from you and will be more inclined to bend to your demands if you teach them that you are a good, reliable driver that gets the job done. Some companies are more difficult to make money working for, but you need to figure out how. Once you do that, you will be fine. but you also need to know when to get out while the getting is good.
     
  9. j and j trucking

    j and j trucking Bobtail Member

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    Spouce?you mean spouse?
     
  10. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    This thread gets a post a year
     
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