Skip to comments.Arrow Trucking closing strands employees across U.S.
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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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.
I blame obama
Classy. Wonder what special packages management got n the way out.
obama will save them.
hope and change
No. Didn't you get the memo from the Whitehouse? It is Bush's fault!
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?
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.
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.
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.
LOL...I bet the Teamster thought so.
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.
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
If so, a new meaning of the American flag: "Screw you."
They are busy as they all have their Lips firmly sealed to Obamas rear end.
‘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.
Ryan how many truckers use "gas cards"?
I’d wager those trucks will be missing quite a few parts and cargo by the time they are picked up.
I hear rumors that Yellow Freight is also in BIG trouble....
Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.
My point exactly, the EXTORTION has already happened, put them in jail
Havent seen any gas jobbies on the highways since the 60’s. Good catch. Been using Fuel cards for years though.
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.
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.
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
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.
My brother paid for fuel out of his own pocket and never got his last paycheck or a reimbursement for his expenses.
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
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.
We dropped them last year in a hurry as we heard the same story then. We had a long relationship with Yellow freight.
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.
It depends on whether that law applies to trucking. Lots of our labor laws don’t apply to trucking.
Its not the drivers responsibility to return the trucks once they are no longer employed.
I wonder how many other trucking companies are teetering on the brink?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bush hates trucker people!
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