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Unread 12-26-2009, 06:38 AM   #16
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Arrow trucking out of Tulsa, OK shut down on Tuesday. Told it drivers to return the trucks. This is where the story gets sketchy. One report was that they were told to park the trucks and they are going to be repo'd where they are. Pilot supposedly told thier drivers to let the stores know when there is an Arrow truck so they can kick the driver out and take the truck. Another one was that the drivers could return home, but they don't have the company to pay for gas or anything. If the drivers are kicked out away from home, supposedly the two companies that supplied trucks to Arrow is offering 200 dollars cash or a Greyhound ticket to the drivers to get home. But a lot of the drivers don't have a home. And if they did, what they had in the trucks wouldn't all fit in a bus.

After this happened. A Facebook page came up for Arrow truckers to get them home. Truckers and non truckers are offering rides, money, airplane tickets, paying to ship belongings home and even jobs to the Arrow drivers. Supposedly 1400 of Arrows drivers were on the road when this happened. There is a bunch still stranded, but they will get home.

Sometimes the worst in some people bring out the best in others. I couldn't offer anything other then moral support, but seeing all the people willing to help just makes me proud to be in the USA.

A friend of the family was in this situation. He parked the truck at a local truck stop, unloaded his stuff and caught a ride with a fellow trucker half way across the country to get home. Very hard situation for most. His buddy at least had room in the truck for his stuff.

He said there were alot of "contract, owner operators" working for arrow that were helping stranded arrow employed drivers.


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thats damn funny!
I hope you are talking about the OP's post.

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Unread 12-26-2009, 07:58 AM   #17
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A friend of the family was in this situation. He parked the truck at a local truck stop, unloaded his stuff and caught a ride with a fellow trucker half way across the country to get home. Very hard situation for most. His buddy at least had room in the truck for his stuff.

He said there were alot of "contract, owner operators" working for arrow that were helping stranded arrow employed drivers.


There was a stranded driver about 100 miles from my town, but sounds like he got a ride home for the most part. The facebook group is amazing. People just buying random people tickets home and giving them money. I thought there was one near me and I was going to go to the ATM right after work and get 40 out for them because that is all I had, but there was none.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 08:41 AM   #18
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Stuff like that is crazy...
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Unread 12-26-2009, 09:18 AM   #19
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I would have loaded up my rig on an Arrow truck, then drove that truck into the densest terrain possible, then I would have called Arrow with the GPS coordinates, and went wheeling.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 01:17 PM   #20
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i hfeard that same thing. arrow didnt even tell their drivers until they got to their next destination by the company receiving the freight. i guess some were told to go to the nearest freightshaker dealer to drop theri rig off. eff that, id drive it home. then call the repo company. thats pretty effed up. i think consolidated did the near same thing a while back. coulda at least waited til the holidays were over
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Unread 12-26-2009, 02:03 PM   #21
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Man that's pretty freakin' funny and awesome.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 02:52 PM   #22
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I like the toy truck, as for arrow. Its a ****ed up situation.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 02:55 PM   #23
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no, it keeps the weight distrobution even
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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:15 PM   #24
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I would have loaded up my rig on an Arrow truck, then drove that truck into the densest terrain possible, then I would have called Arrow with the GPS coordinates, and went wheeling.
I read that arrow doesnt own there trucks. Thats why INternational(navistar) and peterbuilt,ect. were giveing a bus ticket or money to the drivers. They dont want there trucks destoryed.

I have a feeling alot of buissinesses arnt going to get there shipments of stuff for a while untill everything gets sorted out.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:24 PM   #25
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As far as the mini dump truck I would do that too. As far as Arrow that's pretty messed up.

Anyone have a link to that Facebook page?
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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:52 PM   #26
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Support for Stranded Arrow Trucking Drivers - Coordinate Efforts HERE | Facebook

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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #27
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see post above mine.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:57 PM   #28
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Unread 12-26-2009, 06:25 PM   #29
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Unread 12-26-2009, 09:37 PM   #30
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I have seen the mini dump truck thing before. It was funny.
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