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Arrow Trucking closing strands employees across U.S.
the examiner ^ | 12-22-09 | ryan gamble

Posted on 12/23/2009 5:37:50 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Arrow Trucking news is not good for employees, as the Arrow Trucking Company is closing its doors. The Arrow Trucking Company is rumored to be bankrupt now, but it seems that Arrow Trucking really didn't care about their employees in the end. It is being reported that some Arrow Trucking employees didn't find out they were out of a job until their gas cards were rejected while they were on the job across the country.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arrow; economy; fault; layoffs; obamanomics; truckers; trucking; trucks

1 posted on 12/23/2009 5:37:50 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

But air travelers get a special bill of rights.


2 posted on 12/23/2009 5:39:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Didn’t care about employees? What about shippers?

The employees should sell the freight for gas money home and park the trucks in their front yards with for sale signs on them.


3 posted on 12/23/2009 5:40:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I blame obama


4 posted on 12/23/2009 5:41:03 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Classy. Wonder what special packages management got n the way out.


5 posted on 12/23/2009 5:41:30 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

obama will save them.


6 posted on 12/23/2009 5:41:34 AM PST by sport
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

hope and change


7 posted on 12/23/2009 5:41:42 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: 2banana
"I blame obama"

No. Didn't you get the memo from the Whitehouse? It is Bush's fault!

8 posted on 12/23/2009 5:42:25 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Demanding that employees return company owned vehicles at their own expense under threat of criminal theft charges, is EXTORTION. Where is the DA,Attorney General?


9 posted on 12/23/2009 5:43:01 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: WOBBLY BOB
If they cared about their employees they would have earned enough profit to stay in business.

But profit is evil, so they got what they deserved.

All companies that earn profits deserve to go bankrupt.

Only non-profit companies deserve to exist.

Like the federal government. It's non-profit.

10 posted on 12/23/2009 5:43:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Redleg Duke

Blame Republicans!


11 posted on 12/23/2009 5:45:21 AM PST by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Seems that the trucks can be taken to dealerships and the dealer will provide a bus ticket home. Unfortunately you have to be near a dealership to do that.

Another problem is drivers with a dog, busses won’t take them. Fortunately it sounds like owner operators are stepping up and offering rides in the right direction.


12 posted on 12/23/2009 5:45:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m happy to hear that the owner-operators are stepping up. One irresponsible management, though. They had to have seen this coming and should have unwound the company before in got into this mess. I’m guessing it’s closely held (a family company?) and owners and managers are one and the same and couldn’t face the music.


13 posted on 12/23/2009 5:49:27 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: sport

LOL...I bet the Teamster thought so.


14 posted on 12/23/2009 5:50:00 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Low...real low, to the point of cruelty.


15 posted on 12/23/2009 5:50:05 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

For Sale: Can be seen at Joe’s Truck Stop. Mack truck parts, tires and chains. Whole trailer load of merchandise. Cash and carry only. No offers refused.


16 posted on 12/23/2009 5:50:20 AM PST by NH Red
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To: WOBBLY BOB

At least Arrow could tell the employees that they were going out of business...and could have told the customers as well.

If I were the employees...I would hang on to the company trucks until all employee pay due is paid. Doubt that law enforcement is going to waste their time rounding up all those with company trucks


17 posted on 12/23/2009 5:50:20 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Al Gore is neither a scientist (Global Warming Fraud) nor an economist (Free Trade, NAFTA))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Is this the company?

If so, a new meaning of the American flag: "Screw you."

18 posted on 12/23/2009 5:51:25 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: eyeamok

They are busy as they all have their Lips firmly sealed to Obamas rear end.


19 posted on 12/23/2009 5:52:58 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: eyeamok

‘KLTV out of Texas is reporting that there was a message for Arrow truckers sent out that they have until Thursday morning to return their trucks or they will have theft charges filed against them.”

Good luck with those theft charges.


20 posted on 12/23/2009 5:54:11 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
It is being reported that some Arrow Trucking employees didn't find out they were out of a job until their gas cards were rejected

Ryan how many truckers use "gas cards"?

21 posted on 12/23/2009 5:54:26 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: NH Red

I’d wager those trucks will be missing quite a few parts and cargo by the time they are picked up.


22 posted on 12/23/2009 5:55:45 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I hear rumors that Yellow Freight is also in BIG trouble....


23 posted on 12/23/2009 5:56:44 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.


24 posted on 12/23/2009 6:00:22 AM PST by Oratam
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To: driftdiver

My point exactly, the EXTORTION has already happened, put them in jail


25 posted on 12/23/2009 6:03:22 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: sausageseller

Havent seen any gas jobbies on the highways since the 60’s. Good catch. Been using Fuel cards for years though.


26 posted on 12/23/2009 6:06:41 AM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
What about shippers?

When I was in the fish biz, we once shipped around $32,000 worth of Australian lobster tails to a warehouse in Chicago; the driver apparently had a pissy fit and quit once he got to town......trailer went missing.

The truck broker finally tracked the driver down who told him where he could collect said trailer. It'd been abandoned someplace in town, and was empty.

We got paid, but no idea what might have happened to the former driver.

27 posted on 12/23/2009 6:09:56 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: halfright

A lot of drivers recieve their paycheck by way of their fuel cards. When my mother was driving she didn’t because of her fear of exactly this sort of thing.


28 posted on 12/23/2009 6:11:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Apparently the Arrow attitude of “screw you” is of long standing.

ARROW TRUCKING = Tulsa, Oklahoma YES, ARROW TRUCKING IS A DISGRACE TO THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY !!!! Tulsa Oklahoma

http://www.ripoffreport.com/Trucking-Companies/ARROW-TRUCKING/arrow-trucking-tulsa-oklaho-9admc.htm


29 posted on 12/23/2009 6:14:52 AM PST by BilLies
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To: WOBBLY BOB
From The Trucker:

12/22/2009

WYETHEVILLE, Va.—For David Furnier, everything was going well at Arrow Trucking Co. The Houston, Texas, trucker was getting plenty of loads and was receiving his paychecks regularly.

Then he woke up Tuesday without a job and feeling like Armageddon had hit.

Furnier, speaking to The Trucker from a TravelCenters of America truck stop here, said he and other drivers were blindsided by the announcement Tuesday that Arrow was shutting its doors.

“We weren’t expecting this to happen,” Furnier said by telephone Tuesday afternoon. “We’d heard that the company was going to do a little bit of restructuring, but this is more than restructuring. This is complete annihilation. It feels like today was Armageddon for us as Arrow drivers.”

Furnier, who drives a Freightliner tractor, said Arrow drivers under a load were being told to go to a Freightliner dealership and drop the entire tractor trailer with the load and Arrow or somebody “would come get the load and put it on their trailer. They are saying that nobody is getting any money for fuel, but they are getting bus tickets. But it will take drivers three or four days to get home and that’s just not fair to us.”

Furnier and his wife, who is traveling with him, had planned to be back in Houston to spend Christmas with his wife’s children.

But the news Tuesday changed those plans.

Now he and his wife will bobtail to Camp Lejeune, N.C., where his son-in-law is completing a contract, and spend Christmas there.

That’s where he’ll turn the truck in to a Freightliner dealer since Daimler (Freightliner’s parent company) Financial Services owns the truck.

It won’t be on Arrow’s money, however, since the company has cancelled use of its fuel cards.

“I don’t have enough fuel, but I have some money coming from a friend who is going to help me out,” Furnier said.

Furnier said he’d not been paid for his last load and wouldn’t be paid for his current load, a flatbed of fiber optic cable destined for Dallas.

He’s also learned that the paycheck of his driver manager bounced last Friday.

The closing is naturally going to impact Furnier’s Christmas and those of other Arrow drivers and employees.

“I have a lot of friends who are really upset. I’ve called a lot of them in the last 12 hours. They are throwing a hissy fit. They are really upset,” said Furnier, who added he would go on the Internet and send out job applications when he got to North Carolina.

30 posted on 12/23/2009 6:14:57 AM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
That happened to my brother this summer. He was a trucker taking a load west from Charlotte, NC. He stopped for fuel in TN and his card was rejected. He called the company and no one answered. He finally got ahold of one of the other employees who told him that the company was out of business, the insurance on his rig was cancelled, and his credit cards were no good.

My brother paid for fuel out of his own pocket and never got his last paycheck or a reimbursement for his expenses.

31 posted on 12/23/2009 6:17:45 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

We have 25 posts an no one mentioned that the company violated the law. They failed to provide 60 days notice of layoffs.

The result is exactly what logically must happen because of this law. Had they provided the 60 day notification, orders would have disappeared and disgruntled employees would destroy equipment and freight. There would have been no chance of recovery.

It is truly the fault of the leftist policies that are destroying America. The employees are American and got what they wanted


32 posted on 12/23/2009 6:21:01 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: driftdiver

The drivers are the ones that should be filing theft charges for two weeks of unpaid work and the cost of getting the truck back to this lousy company.


33 posted on 12/23/2009 6:22:32 AM PST by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

We dropped them last year in a hurry as we heard the same story then. We had a long relationship with Yellow freight.


34 posted on 12/23/2009 6:27:52 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

My ex got stranded over 1,000 miles from home. He was just hired by them and hadn’t even received his first paycheck. He has no money, nothing. Bustards.


35 posted on 12/23/2009 6:27:54 AM PST by Siouxz
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To: bert

It depends on whether that law applies to trucking. Lots of our labor laws don’t apply to trucking.


36 posted on 12/23/2009 6:28:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: darkwing104
Low...real low, to the point of cruelty.

Agreed.

37 posted on 12/23/2009 6:29:26 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Barb4Bush

Its not the drivers responsibility to return the trucks once they are no longer employed.


38 posted on 12/23/2009 6:35:27 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FromLori; TigerLikesRooster; rabscuttle385; dennisw

I wonder how many other trucking companies are teetering on the brink?


39 posted on 12/23/2009 6:38:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

I’ve heard as many as 10% - 15%. Unfortunately, this sort of thing needs to happen though. There are too many trucks out there, and not enough freight. Carriers are hauling freight at a loss, just to keep the trucks moving. We’ve lost a bunch of carriers already, but there’s still too much capacity. Once we weed out a few more weak sisters, then freight rates will start to firm up, and the trucking industry will start moving forward again.


40 posted on 12/23/2009 6:53:02 AM PST by Big E
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To: Travis McGee

There are lots of trucking companies that have been going out of business ever since diesel fuel spiked to $5.00/gallon last year. It has gone down but so has the amount of freight to move around the country. Less freight to move requires less total trucks to carry it. It is a normal contraction in the economic cycle.


41 posted on 12/23/2009 6:53:53 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I live near a company called JEVIC.. Same thing happened.
Truckers were stranded across country when they were told about the company just closing up with no warning.


42 posted on 12/23/2009 6:59:49 AM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This is the reason American merchant seamen are, required by congress, to be paid in cash. In years past, seamen were stranded in many countries by bankrupting shipping companies who issued worthless pay checks.


43 posted on 12/23/2009 7:01:12 AM PST by blam
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To: driftdiver

Disgusting.


44 posted on 12/23/2009 7:11:57 AM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bush hates trucker people!


45 posted on 12/23/2009 7:35:47 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: driftdiver
Its not the drivers responsibility to return the trucks once they are no longer employed.

No it doesn't .

The trucker has signed a bill of ladening taking possession of the property in the trailer.

Also he is in possession of the truck and trailer. Charges can be brought in cases of abandonment

46 posted on 12/23/2009 7:39:37 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

More at: http://www.landlinemag.com/Special_Reports/2009/Dec09/122209-arrow-drivers.htm


47 posted on 12/24/2009 8:00:34 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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