Arrow Trucking Sends Employees Home, Leaves Drivers Stranded

Arrow Trucking Unemployment

Try driving one of em big boys. (Photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/russell.seth)

Try driving one of 'em big boys. (Photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/russell.seth)

Unemployment is nothing new these days. But with the holidays just around the corner, the last thing we want to talk about is unemployment. Employees of Arrow Trucking, however, are not as fortunate as many of us are. Just three days before Christmas, Arrow employees are forced to cope with what many of us have witnessed firsthand, and continue to dread: Unemployment.

Arrow Trucking – facing bankruptcy?

Arrow Trucking operates about 1,400 trucks throughout the United States, and has been in business for more than half a century. Rumor has it that the company has gone bankrupt, yet not one of their big-time executives has come out to neither confirm nor deny this claim.

According to a report published today by Tulsa World news, an unidentified inside administration worker said that about 200 employees were told by company executives to pack their belongings and go home Tuesday morning. Workers were seen carrying boxes out of the Arrow Trucking office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “The building is clearing out,” said the anonymous insider. “We’ll know within 24 hours if it’s permanent.”

The Life of a Truck Driver

Truck driving can earn you a hefty pay day, but it’s definitely no easy job. Drivers are gone hours on end, often for days, traveling day and night, state to state, no matter the weather. If you think you’re tired because you managed to get one or two blisters from shoveling snow off your sidewalk, you might want to reevaluate your definition of “tired”. As a truck driver, you must be alert at all times. Though beaten and exhausted, they somehow manage to finish the job in a reasonable amount of time. Operating huge trucks through different weathers, steep mountains, narrow lanes, heavy traffic and blindspots is hard enough. And they don’t just get to put their feet up once they reach their destination. After hauling stuff all day, they move on to loading and unloading. Now that’s a tiresome job.

Arrow Trucking Drivers – Stranded

When you’re traveling place to place hauling goods all day, the last thing you want is to be stranded. Unfortunately, according to the report, some drivers of Arrow Trucking are now stranded and unable to get home. Ruben Bradley, an Arrow driver, said that he was told by a dispatcher Monday night to pick up his load for delivery in New Mexico. At a truck stop in Wichita Fall, Texas today, he says he has decided not to move until he is certain he can refuel after he delivers his load. “A driver was told they’re shutting the doors and to bring his truck to the nearest Freightliner dealer or Arrow terminal,” Bradley said. “He was told if you took it to the Freightliner dealer, they would see about getting us back home.”

There is no certainty yet of what the future beholds for Arrow Trucking. Many Arrow employees, however, who have not received their last pay day check, will have to find a way to make ends meet, and welcome the New Year with every ounce of spirit they can manage to haul out.

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