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One heck of a Merry Freakin' Christmas.

 
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bad*lil*kitty



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: One heck of a Merry Freakin' Christmas. Reply with quote

Talk about a really awful Christmas- Arrow Trucking in Oklahoma shut down, but not just shut down, they cut off their driver's gas cards, leaving some stranded two days before christmas trying to get home to their friends and family, AND on top of that they no longer have jobs. Apparently the company isn't answering phones or putting info on their website either. And I thought my boss was a jackass...

My friend Brian drives trucks and just found out. Link to the story below.

I hope someone helps the stranded drivers get home, and I hope someone is held responsible.



http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/2009/1222/Arrow-Trucking-Is-this-any-way-to-lay-off-workers
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CTrees



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their website appears to be down completely, at present.

Also Google says "Arrow Trucking" is the ninth most popular search in the past year, so people are seeing this, and outrage will be felt.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Their website appears to be down completely, at present.

Also Google says "Arrow Trucking" is the ninth most popular search in the past year, so people are seeing this, and outrage will be felt.


I hope so. I hate to see people being treated like this, holidays or no.
I get that it's rough right now, but seriously, have some...balls/ ethics.

Also, heyyy ctrees. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend works for Schneider trucking out of Green Bay, WI. Schneider teamed up and helped out all the Arrow truckers who were stranded.
So it does have a happy ending Smile

http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/b71435/schneider-national-offers-assistance-to-stranded-drivers

they're gonna try to employ them too.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also GREAT PR for Schneider trucking. I know I'd give them preferential treatment in contract decisions if, well, my shipping needs didn't cap out at heading to the post office once every six months. It's the thought that counts, dammit!

Also hey, BLK Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i went to schneider's website and congratulated them for doing a nice holiday turn to the stranded arrow truckers.
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bad*lil*kitty



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome. THere's a few companies who've been lending a hand. I joined a FB group for it and was able to post the Schneider info that hadn't been posted and tons of people talked about how awesome Schneider was as a company. Made me consider a career in trucking. Razz
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