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Mac
12-24-2009, 05:37 AM
It was in the tulsa news that 61 year old freight company Arrow trucking closed , Fairly abruptyl at that , Leaving some 1400 drivers stranded across the country . Arrow simply unhooked the phone lines , cut off the gas cards and closed the doors ont hese men and women , No warning AT ALL . I guess the only instruction these drivers have recieved is to take the rigs to the closest dealer that deals in the type of rig they are driving , take a freightliner to a freightliner dealership , kenworth to a kenworth dealership etc. The dealerships are offering drivers 200 dollars for turning in the trucks or a bus ticket , but they still must find thier own transportation to a bus terminal . There is a group of folks that are coming out of the wood work trying to help these guys get home for Christmas atleast , food , work , transportation whatever they need. Here is a link to the story on the folks trying to help out

http://www.examiner.com/x-15044-Lexington-Truck-Industry-Examiner~y2009m12d23-Truckers-helping-Arrow-Trucking-Drivers

NateR
12-24-2009, 05:51 AM
Wow, that's all I can say. :scared0015: That's pretty sad, especially this close to Christmas.

Chuck
12-24-2009, 05:53 AM
You have got to be fricking kidding me!!!!!!! :angry:

What a crap thing to do to those workers!

Chuck
12-24-2009, 06:04 AM
Just joined the Facebook page to offer whatever help I can....

Mac
12-24-2009, 06:09 AM
Just joined the Facebook page to offer whatever help I can....

Seen that , i was right behind ya .

Im not sure how many truckers are stranded . saw a news report somewhere that said they had 1400 rigs . not sure how many are manned right now.

Chuck
12-24-2009, 06:11 AM
Seen that , i was right behind ya .

Im not sure how many truckers are stranded . saw a news report somewhere that said they had 1400 rigs . not sure how many are manned right now.

Brother I would crack the seal of that trailer, sell the contents, drop it and drive the tractor home... :rolleyes:

Mac
12-24-2009, 06:22 AM
Brother I would crack the seal of that trailer, sell the contents, drop it and drive the tractor home... :rolleyes:



YEAH BUDDY . There would be a road side fire sale and id be buying me an old crapper car in the morning and headed for home.

MattHughesRocks
12-24-2009, 06:32 AM
When you think about it, every single thing we have came by truck.It may have been shipped, or on a train, or flown over in an airplane.Once it got close it got to the store by a truck.Your food, your TV, your car, EVERYTHING...think about it.

Bonnie
12-24-2009, 07:47 AM
Yeah, real sad. They showed some locals here in Houston who worked for them. Company sent repo guys to come and take their rigs. One guy had tears in his eyes talking about his kids (showed their picture :cry:). They were thankful though that at least they were local and weren't stranded somewhere far from home like a lot of the other drivers. They didn't get any warning, notice, etc... except when they went to use their fuel cards and they had been frozen and the repo guys came to take the trucks.

County Mike
12-24-2009, 11:36 AM
Brother I would crack the seal of that trailer, sell the contents, drop it and drive the tractor home... :rolleyes:

I was thinking the exact same thing. The least the company could do is let the drivers keep the trucks long enough to drive them home.

Josh
12-25-2009, 04:51 AM
That is so low. In June I quit my job of eight years for the same reason. They sold part of the company firing twenty employees with no warning. I was unaffected but some things should not be tolerated.

Oddtodd76
12-25-2009, 05:09 AM
I would like to get the owner in the cage...put it on payperview of one of the truckers beating the tar out of him...and give the proceeds to the families that lost thier jobs.

logrus
12-25-2009, 07:50 AM
Id personally hand deliver the truck to the owners house. Hmmm reminds me of a song...

"The neighbor said he saw it all real clear
He never hit the brakes and he was shifting gears.."

Silverback
12-25-2009, 06:57 PM
The government bails out big business and all the big wigs get the high doller bonus and the little guy gets crapped on. I worked for a company for 9 years and at the end I worried every week my check wasn't going to cash. I bet the owners had a good Christmas, shame on them, need to track them down and give them what they have coming.:sad::sad::sad:

Chuck
12-25-2009, 07:26 PM
There is a driver stuck in Tampa. I'm either driving him to the airport tomorrow at 3am or taking him to the GA state line later today.. we're still working out the details.

Mac
12-25-2009, 09:15 PM
There is a driver stuck in Tampa. I'm either driving him to the airport tomorrow at 3am or taking him to the GA state line later today.. we're still working out the details.

Good deal man , Thats Awsome.:w00t:

Llamafighter
12-25-2009, 09:39 PM
There is a driver stuck in Tampa. I'm either driving him to the airport tomorrow at 3am or taking him to the GA state line later today.. we're still working out the details.

anything we can do?
You are a good guy, Chuck.

Tyburn
12-25-2009, 11:02 PM
:blink:

We have Unions that prevent this kind tyrany imposed by businesses. How can it possibly be legal for a company to do what is stated here :huh:

Spiritwalker
12-25-2009, 11:28 PM
:blink:

We have Unions that prevent this kind tyrany imposed by businesses. How can it possibly be legal for a company to do what is stated here :huh:

No longer have operating fund.. pretty simple.

It's not tyranny, it's just bad business.. and a Union helps no one if there is no company anymore..

Unions are really a thing of the past.

Tyburn
12-26-2009, 12:05 AM
No longer have operating fund.. pretty simple.

It's not tyranny, it's just bad business.. and a Union helps no one if there is no company anymore..

Unions are really a thing of the past.

Noone runs out of funds overnight.

What Unions would have forced is forwarning.

They cant prevent collapse, but they can give a little bit of warning. By forcing companys close to the brink, to publically declair it...rather then just pulling all the phones out and dissapearing leaving stranded employees miles from home

Chuck
12-26-2009, 12:07 AM
For those of you with Facebook check out this link

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=12098&post=52539&uid=213591833387#/pages/Support-for-Stranded-Arrow-Trucking-Drivers-Coordinate-Efforts-HERE/213591833387

There are still some drivers who could use a hand. If you click on the discussion tab you might see someone you could help.

Merry Christmas!

Play The Man
12-26-2009, 12:29 AM
There is a driver stuck in Tampa. I'm either driving him to the airport tomorrow at 3am or taking him to the GA state line later today.. we're still working out the details.


God Bless You, Chuck!:happy0159:

Chuck
12-26-2009, 10:36 AM
I just got back from taking a stranded driver named Greg to Tampa International airport. Now some other fine folks in Tulsa will be picking him up and taking him to the Arrow terminal so he can get his vehicle and go home.

It's cool to see strangers come together and help folks out especially during CHRISTmas...

I'm going back to bed now... 'night!

Bonnie
12-26-2009, 11:00 AM
I think I hear a bell ringing.

Goodnight, Angel. :)

KENTUCKYREDBONE
12-26-2009, 11:51 AM
I hope the folks that were behind this company doing their people so bad end up broke!

Oddtodd76
12-26-2009, 02:23 PM
I hope the folks that were behind this company doing their people so bad end up broke!

If truckers can make Hoffa disappear...then I would worry more about my life than i would being broke!

Spiritwalker
12-26-2009, 02:44 PM
If truckers can make Hoffa disappear...then I would worry more about my life than i would being broke!

Maybe just broken....

logrus
12-26-2009, 05:19 PM
No longer have operating fund.. pretty simple.

It's not tyranny, it's just bad business.. and a Union helps no one if there is no company anymore..

Unions are really a thing of the past.

Your dead on right there