For just the second time in its 71-year history, Dart Transit Company has a new president.
A long planned transition in leadership took place October 1st when David D. Oren was promoted from Executive Vice President to company President. His father, Donald G. Oren has been president for 28 years and becomes Chairman of the Board.
The move brings the third generation of the Oren family into Darts presidential office. Dart was founded in 1934 by Earl Oren, Dons father and Daves grandfather. Dart grew rapidly in the 1980s after Don became president and focused the company on developing high-cube trailer service.
Dave started with Dart as a youth in 1975, working part-time as a general laborer in the companys trailer repair shop. Learning the trucking business from the ground up, he has risen through the ranks to become Executive Vice President and now President. He was instrumental in developing thin-wall trailer designs, spearheaded development of Darts D-4000 computer system, and has overseen the companys sales planning, operations, marketing, and contractor recruiting efforts for the past several years.
Seeing the companys leadership transition into the next generation is a dream-come-true for me, says the senior Oren. Now is the right time to do it. David is well prepared and the transition will be easy.
My job is to build on our success by pursuing improvements with the help of our customers, employees, and contractors, Dave states.
Don is in robust health and plans to work from Darts corporate office in Minnesota. As Chairman of the Board he will work on the broader issues that face the company and the trucking industry.
Dart ranks 53rd on Transport Topics 2004 list of Top 100 Carriers, and specializes in truckload dry van freight. It offers 48-state, dedicated, and regional service with independent owner operators