WARRENDALE, PA… Dan Lang founded Dandy Trucking in 1981 after the trucking industry deregulated. Dan is the fourth generation of his family to work in the trucking industry and the fifth generation of his family is now working at Dandy Service Corporation.
Initially Dan did intermodal work with a 1971 International tractor that his employees named “Blue Goose” as well as leasing on some owner-operators. Dan purchased used fleet tractors in the formative years. Somewhere along the way, Dan’s drivers began calling him “Dandy Dan” and the “Dandy” part just kind of stuck.
In the early 1990s Dandy Intermodal transitioned to hauling general commodities and HazMat loads and in 1994 incorporated as Dandy Service Corporation. Dandy Service Corporation remains family owned and operated with Dan Lang serving as President and CEO. Dan’s wife Chris is Controller and sons Jared and Heath and daughter Samantha are also involved in the business.
Dandy operates 85 tractors and 400 trailers. Their fleet consists of all sleeper trucks set up for regional and long hauls. The tractors are Volvos and Freightliner Cascadias, 5 years old or newer.
Drivers must like working for Dandy because many of them have been with the company for 20 years or more. Employees with many years of service at Dandy include: Safety and Recruiting Director William O’Brien and his wife Heather - 20 years; Chris Stack, Lead Dispatcher - over 24 years; Maintenance Supervisor Russ Jarvis – 34 years; and Wayne Barthe and Ed Gedraitis of the Maintenance Department have each been with Dandy for over 30 years. The company has a driver turnover rate of just over 20%, a large portion of which is drivers retiring from the company. Everyone at Dandy Service Corporation is proud of their safety record and the company has Twenty-eight Million Milers, Five 1.5 Million Milers and Three 2 Million Milers.
Dandy is the house carrier for several major Fortune 500 companies. They haul general commodities, temperature controlled loads and HazMat loads. Regional drivers are home every weekend and long haul drivers get home every two weeks or more, depending on the load. Drivers average between $55K and 80K per year, depending on how hard they run. Dandy Service Corporation is ELD compliant and helps drivers to manager their time to optimize their earnings. The company is currently hiring in a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis as well as throughout the state of New Jersey. Dandy provides a full benefit package with a company matching 401K. They also have a pet policy and rider programs. HazMat endorsements are not required to start. Drivers with a HazMat endorsement earn an additional 6¢ per mile and tanker endorsement (to haul crated bulk liquids) earn an extra 2¢ per mile. There are also bonuses for performance and safety.
For additional information, call Dandy Service Corporation at 888-DANDY-00 (888-326-3900) and ask about their new pay package.