All about Dayton Freight Lines Company Profile and FAQs

Company Profile of Dayton Freight Lines Inc

Dayton Freight Lines is a less-than-truck (LTL) freight carrier, consolidating shipments from multiple shippers into one truck. Dayton company operates in the North Central United States. The company also offers its services outside the US in Puerto Rico, Canada, and Guam through strategic alliances with other carriers partnerships.

In 1981, Thomas L. Cronin Jr., Dayton Freight founder is the key to success is emphasizing customer service and quality. The company has a union-free customer-driven business model. It has established itself as a high-performance LTL regional operator that businesses rely on every day.

Dayton Freight Lines FAQs

You may have some questions about Dayton Freight Lines services, capabilities, transit times, service centers, and equipment. Here they are:

What are Dayton Freight service areas?

Dayton Freight’s core service areas, they are such as the states of:

  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Kentucky
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

What type of equipment do you use?

Dayton Freight applies various equipment’s to serve the many needs of our diverse customer base. With over 1,400 tractors, Dayton Freight Lines have one of the newest fleets in the trucking industry. They are 3,400+ trailers, 210+ lift gates and 115+ straight trucks that meet any demand.

How to find the transit time?

You can refer to Transit Times official site to check this information.

How to find closest Service Center location?

You can search Service Center page to find the location that is closest to you.

How to contact Account Manager?

You can contact your Account Manager by calling the number listed for your local Service Center on our Service Center page.

Do Dayton Freight Lines provide truck loading services including refrigerated and flatbed?

Yes, DFT is their truck division.

How to get a rate estimate?

You should register to be a user to get the Estimated Rates.

How to get a Bill of Lading or arrange online pickup?

You can get a PDF Bill of Lading online, buy it is for a registered user. You can also fill out a Bill of Lading and save it as a PDF. You can also save it on your DFL account if you are a registered user.

Registered users can Request Pickup online.

Do I have to be registered on your website to track shipments?

No, you don’t have to be registered to track a shipment.

How long does it take to register and create a password for my company?

It will take less than 24 hours. Dayton Freight Lines will verify the accuracy of your account. You will get an email confirming your username and password.

How long to settle a claim?

On average, it usually takes 30 days to process a claim.

Do Dayton Freight Lines provide online invoices?

Yes, there are two different ways to check the invoices. First, click “View Image” to check invoices and other shipping documents. Second, you can log in to your account to check invoices, outstanding invoices, and account aging.

What type of driver and how long are they away from home?

Dayton Freight employs Class A and Class B drivers. They are such as local Pickup and Delivery drivers (City) and Transport drivers (Linehaul). Typically, pick-up and delivery drivers work from Monday to Friday, and return home every night.

Class A drivers require:

  • At least 23 years old
  • Have a valid class a CDL with HazMat support
  • Good mvr
  • Two years of verifiable semi-truck driving experience

Class B drivers require:

  • At least 22 years old
  • Have a valid Class B CDL with HazMat support
  • Good MVR
  • One year of verifiable commercial vehicle driving experience

What types of benefits do you offer employees?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Holidays (8)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Private Day
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Direct Deposit/Salary Deduction for Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • $50,000 Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance with Prescription Drug Cover
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Additional Term Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Accident insurance

Do you offer a driver training program for CDL?

Currently, Dayton Freight Lines do not offer classroom arrangements for drivers. However, the company offers a 3 month Driver-to-Dock Program. It allows experienced dock workers to become Class A, Class B or Non-CDL drivers. So far, the program is encouraged and successful!