Dart Transit Company increased pay for its over-the-road company drivers recently.
Dart, which is based in Eagan, Minnesota, raised its starting pay for long-haul company drivers along its main freight lanes by 5 cents per mile. Experienced, top performing drivers can now earn over $60,000 in their first year with the company, according to a statement from Dart.
In addition to the base pay hikes, Dart said it also added:
- anniversary pay increases for each year the driver is with the company
- a new bonus called “Sign-on Plus” that is paid in increments from sign-on through the first year-and-a-half of service
- a 3.5 cent per mile monthly performance bonus
“We are thrilled to offer truck drivers a large increase in pay,” said Russ Moore, Dart Vice President of Safety and Fleet Services. “The higher pay, combined with anniversary increases, the Sign-on Plus, and performance bonus, make Dart’s pay package one of the best in the industry.”