Our sub-agency, DCR, has been with us since 2004. Run by Dan Mitchell out of Stillwater, MN, CR Danstar Transportation was founded on the principles of passion, dedication, and business integrity. With over 24 years of experience in the trucking industry, Dan has experienced multiple sides of the industry and uses this knowledge to provide exceptional service to customers and drivers alike.
Dan first came to the MIN Agency in 2003, looking to become a member of our team. After an interview, he was called back to the office by agency owner, Bobby Schlieske. Bobby offered him a sub-agent opportunity.
“He saw something in me that I didn’t even see in myself,” says Dan.
Dan accepted this opportunity and started the DCR Agency.
CR Danstar’s business model is focused on service, professionalism, safety, and specialized equipment. Dan states that he doesn’t compete on price, but rather on service and happy customers.
“Cutting corners causes mistakes. In this industry, there is no inconsequential mistake. A mistake leads to, at best, delay; at worst, destruction—crashes, cargo claims, crippled productivity—hurting your bottom line, and all of those hurt both our reputations. There is always another truck out there, but can you rely on them across the board? When you need it done absolutely right—without fail, every time—we are your carrier. Premier quality is our mission.”
Dan is always on top of the trucking industry’s trends and topics, educating himself so that he can keep up this high level of quality.
“You have to know what you’re playing against and what you’re playing for and what the variables are. You have to stay ahead of the curve at all times. Always be learning about your surroundings, but beware as they are always changing too. Change with them. There is never too much info. The more you know, the more you can help the next customer.”
The MIN Agency congratulates the DCR Agency on a successful 2015 and looks forward to our partnership in 2016 and beyond. Check Dan out at www.crdanstar.com and on facebook at CR Danstar Transportation.
Dan Mitchell receiving 2015 award from Bobby Schlieske