Starting with Dart with no experience. My tale from Interview and on going.

Discussion in 'Dart' started by Rookie Driver, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Rookie Driver

    Rookie Driver Bobtail Member

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    Not sure of a cap but it doesn't start until after an hour. They normally have a 5.5 day work week for regional. I get home Friday night about half the time and leave home Monday morning. The trucks are only a couple years old or newer. Mine is a Volvo and had just under 200k miles on it when I got it. It is possible you could end up with a Freightliner.
     
  2. Bleemus

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    Are you still enjoying it? You last post didn't seem too enthusiastic. It sounded like you were going through the normal rookie stuff getting stuck with some bad loads as a test. Keep us posted!
     
  3. Rookie Driver

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    I haven't regretted the decision of what I'm doing. It was a bad day. I had good days too.
     
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  4. Triad

    Triad Light Load Member

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    Say hi if you ever swing through the Columbus yard. I'm usually napping in a daycab there, waiting on my second load for the night. Did they offer you any relays? I'm enjoying the deal I got with mine! Home every day and all that. Columbus yard is a bit basic, but it's always fun to sit there and watch Werner drivers who missed their turn try to figure out how to turn around.
     
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  5. dekeons

    dekeons Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know how they pay you for the 2-3 day upgrade after training? Also i have been following this thread, rookie driver how is it going?
     
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    orangepicker Road Train Member

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  7. Rookie Driver

    Rookie Driver Bobtail Member

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    Still here at Dart. Waiting to be loaded right now. The company treats me good. I give my dispatcher respect and i get it back. Deeons, if I remember correctly they have me a graduation bonus. I remember not being disappointed with it. Ive been to Ohio a few times in the last month. Mostly to the Dayton area. I have thought about asking g for local or a relay thing but am concerned that it won't pay as well.
    I know there are companies that pay better but it seems like I hear complaining from there drivers. So far I am still happy with Dart.
     
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  8. FX-4 Man

    FX-4 Man Bobtail Member

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    Just applied to Dart a minute ago. I just hope Dart runs in and out of Virginia, 'cause I'm not real keen on driving to Minnesota just to get to work.
    Will do it for orientation, but going all that way just to get to work, ain't happening.
     
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  9. Rookie Driver

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    There is a location in Georgia that they will probably base you out of. They will probably run you out from your home. I only live 35 miles from the Eagan location so I just keep my truck there on my off time. There has been a couple times I parked at home. Most of my drive time is spent states away.
    The orientation location rotates between there different locations. They will provide transportation for you to get to where it is. They flew me down to Georgia for mine. They took care of the hotel and the ride to the hotel from the airport.
     
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  10. FX-4 Man

    FX-4 Man Bobtail Member

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    Have yet to hear back from Dart, currently it's 1654 on 11 August.
     
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