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    Meet Guled, Contractor of the Year for the Dart's Dedicated Fleet

    Meet Guled, Contractor of the Year for the Dart's Dedicated Fleet

    In this edition of the podcast, we'll meet Guled as we continue our series of segments introducing you to Dart’s award winners for the Company Driver of the Year and the Independent Contractor of the Year. Guled earned the title of the Independent Contractor of the Year for the Dedicated fleet. A native of Somalia who found the trucking industry in 2005, Guled became an owner-operator and, in 2012, he became part of the Dart Network. Guled has been running Dedicated for the same customer during his entire time with Dart. Also, in this podcast, we talk with Jennifer Hurley, Dart’s Director of Dedicated Operations. Along with sharing her observations on Guled, Jennifer provides insight into the nomination and selection process involved with these annual awards.

    • 17 min
    Meet Anthony Thomas, Contractor of the Year for the Dart Network Fleet

    Meet Anthony Thomas, Contractor of the Year for the Dart Network Fleet

    In this edition of the podcast, we will begin a series of segments introducing you to Dart’s award winners for the Company Driver of the Year and the Independent Contractor of the Year. We are going to begin our series by placing the spotlight on Anthony Thomas. Anthony recently earned the award as the Independent Contractor of the Year for the Dart Network fleet. You’ll hear how his younger brother inspired him to become an owner-operator and how he encouraged Anthony to join the Dart Network. You’ll also hear Anthony discuss the relationship he’s built over the past decade with Highway Sales. Anthony is now leasing his third truck from Highway Sales.

    • 18 min
    Industry Update & Conversation With Dart President & CEO Dave Ables

    Industry Update & Conversation With Dart President & CEO Dave Ables

    Recorded during the first week of May, Dart President & CEO Dave Ables is our guest for an extended Q&A session that covers a variety of topics of interest to everyone in the Dart Network. We talked to Dave on how the Dart Network continues to respond as the country addresses the COVID-19 national emergency. We ask Dave to look ahead as Dart’s customers work to get back to business and establish a new normal. Toward the end of the podcast, Dave discusses the possibility of taking an over-the-road ride with a member of the Dart Network fleet.

    • 30 min
    Owner-Operator Paul Konzen Shares His Perspective On The Role Of Communication

    Owner-Operator Paul Konzen Shares His Perspective On The Role Of Communication

    In this edition of the podcast, we’ll introduce you to Paul Konzen, an owner-operator in the Dart Network. Prior to the COVID-19 National Emergency, Paul met with members of the Dart Management Team in Eagan. During his time at the headquarters, Paul talked about the importance of communication and the recent enhancements Dart has made in reaching out to the fleet. During our phone interview with Paul, he talks about what he learned in his most recent trip to Eagan. He also discusses the key role that company drivers and owner-operators hold in the communications process with the team supporting them at Dart.

    • 19 min
    How Dart & The Trucking Industry Have Responded To The COVID-19 National Emergency

    How Dart & The Trucking Industry Have Responded To The COVID-19 National Emergency

    Recorded on March 24, we talk with Dart General Counsel Doug Grawe to learn how the Dart Network is responding to the changes and challenges that the COVID-19 National emergency has created. In addition, Doug shares a number of important reminders related to keeping owner-operators and company drivers healthy and safe while they are out on the road. You’ll also hear Doug express the company’s appreciation for the way that the fleet and the entire Dart team has stepped up to join the rest of the trucking industry in the effort to keep the American supply chain moving.

    • 16 min
    Leonard Larson Shares His Secrets For Great Road Photos

    Leonard Larson Shares His Secrets For Great Road Photos

    In this edition of the podcast, we spend some time with Leonard Larson, a company driver in the Dart Network since 2007 who has developed quite a talent for capturing stunning scenic pictures during his time out on the road. Leonard’s work has become a fixture in the annual Dart calendar, and his photos can also be seen from time to time on Dart’s Facebook page. In our phone interview, Leonard shares some of the secrets he has learned over the years for capturing memorable photos.

    • 17 min

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