Soon after Dave Ables took over as president and CEO of Dart Transit Co. and as the first days of the pandemic receded into a strong freight market, he knew there was a problem: retaining and attracting drivers.
So the Minnesota-based company put through an increase in compensation on several different fronts. It wasn’t just a straightforward increase in pay. There were other steps taken to ensure the company retained the drivers it needed to hold on to for its business to succeed.
On this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, host John Kingston talks with Ables about the process for making those decisions and how those new policies were greeted by the driving community.
Also on Drilling Deep this week, Kingston talks about the latest federal government report on diesel prices out to next year and how their fate will be even more tied to crude than usual.