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    Quote Originally Posted by ellis44 View Post
    I work for arnold for 1 year they would not answer phone or Q com then they sat me 10 out of 20 days .So i quit i left my truck on yard. said i abondon the truck. do not work for them. I was never late on a load.
    Something doesn't sound right about your post. They have their issues, but what you are saying happened, just does not happen. I believe there is more to the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckerswife001 View Post
    Something doesn't sound right about your post. They have their issues, but what you are saying happened, just does not happen. I believe there is more to the story.
    I second that Truckerswife.

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    my mistake, Arrow, not Arnold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by springbrake View Post
    Arnold is the one that went out right before Xmas '09, left drivers all over the country with no way to get home, cut their fuel cards off, etc.

    Something like that didn't happen overnight most likely.
    You do mean Arrow, out of Tulsa OK. right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoy View Post
    You do mean Arrow, out of Tulsa OK. right?


    My bad, I edited. I hope this doesn't wind up on my DAC report for mistaking one company for another lol.

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    I think it's finally happening. Arnold has been going downhill for years, but now that US Express has taken over, it is going down quickly. Does anybody else have a problem with the new "changes"?

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    Arnold = USXpress nuff said

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    Nice list ... now if you can get a recruiter to answer half of those honestly or even can answer at all ... that alone would be a company worth driving for ..


    Quote Originally Posted by maxwelltie View Post
    well here's one:
    Check list for company drivers
    Here's a list of questions that company drivers will want to ask recruiters before they decide to accept the job:


    1. Will I be:
    Hired employee___
    Contract driver___
    (A contract driver is usually paid on a percentage basis and taxes are the responsibility of the contract driver. There also must be a contract between the company and the driver. This contract is for the IRS audits and must meet their requirements. A good way to tell is to refer to form S S 8


    2. As an employee, how is my pay figured?
    Hourly____ Rate____
    By the mile____ Rate____

    3. If paid by the mile, how is mileage calculated?
    Hub miles____
    Computer program such as PCMiler, HHG, etc.____
    Dispatched miles____
    Loaded miles____

    4. Does the company hold back the first paycheck?
    Yes____ No____
    If so, how long?
    One week____ Two weeks____

    5. Is the driver responsible for loading and unloading?
    Yes____ No____

    6. If not, how is the lumper issue handled?
    Company contract with lumpers____
    Advances for lumpers (deduct from paycheck)____
    Reimbursement for lumper with receipts____

    7. If driver unloads, how is payment made?
    Flat rate___
    Hourly____
    Piece____
    By weight____

    8. What is the company policy on fueling?
    Driver choice of supplier____
    Company choice of supplier____
    Fuel Card supplied____
    Driver pays & company reimburses___

    9. Does the company pay for:
    Layovers____
    Detention time____
    Canceled loads____
    Multiple drops and picks____
    Tolls____
    Truck washes____
    Trailer wash-outs____
    Scale tickets____
    Minor road repairs to equipment such as clearance lights, wiring, etc.____


    10. How many miles per week can I expect to run? ______
    11. How many days/weeks will a driver be kept out? ______
    12. What is the policy on home time? __________________________________________________ ____
    13. What benefits does the company offer?
    Paid vacation ____ After how long ____ How much vacation time ____
    Sick days____ After how long ____ How many sick days ____
    Health/dental care ____Is family included? Yes___ No ____
    Safety awards ____
    Retirement plans/401K ____
    Rider policy ____Company paid? Yes___ No ___ What are the age requirements? ____ Is it limited to family members only? Yes ____ No ____
    Safety bonuses____ Based on: no violations/accidents ____; Customer Service ____; Feedback/complaints from general public____; On-time ____; SO&D ____; Idle time ____; On time ____ ; Fuel Mileage ____

    14. Do you have forced dispatch? Yes____ No____
    15. What regions does the company expect you to run? _______________________________________________; Does the company run in areas that you do not want go, such as Canada, Mexico, or NY? Yes____ No____
    16. Does the company offer dedicated runs? Yes____ No ____; If yes, how do I get one? ______________________
    17. Does driver work directly with brokers (hand-offs)? Yes____ No ____
    18. What is the company policy on check calls (status for the day)? _______________________________________
    19. Does the company allow pets in the truck? Yes ____ No ____ If so, are damage deposits required? Yes ____ No____; If so, how much? _____ Deposit return policy? ____________________________________________
    20. Does company provide cell phones? Yes____ No ____
    21. What kind of truck will I be driving? Year____ Make_____ Model_____
    22. Can driver take the truck home? Yes ____ No ____
    23. What kind of transmission? _________________________________________
    24. What kind of engine? _____________________________________________
    25. What kind of sleeper? _____________________________________________
    26. Can I put my own chrome and lights on the truck? Yes ____ No ____
    27. Are speeds governed? Yes ____ No ____ If so, governed at what speed? ____________________________
    28. CB equipped? Yes ____ No ____
    29. AM/FM radio/TV? Yes _____ No ____
    30. Refrigerator? Yes ____ No ____
    31. Qualcom? Yes ____ No ____
    32. Air Ride seats? Yes ____ No _____
    33. Engine Brakes? Yes ____ No ____
    34. Opti-Idle? Yes ____ No ____
    35. How often does company purchase new equipment? _______________________________________
    36. Can I purchase my truck through the company? Yes ____ No ____ Lease/purchase plan? Yes ____ No ____ Success rate on lease/purchase? __________________________________________________ __________
    37. Does the company provide training? Yes ____ No ____
    38. Is training paid by company? Yes ____ No ____
    39. If company paid, is there a penalty if I leave the company before a specified period of time? Yes ____ No ____; If penalty, how is it calculated? __________________________________________________ ______________
    40. What are trainer requirements? __________________________________________________ ____________
    41. Does the trainer receive extra pay? Yes ____ No ____
    42. As a trainer, will I be able to refuse to train a potential driver? Yes ____ No ____
    43. Is trainer responsible for actions of trainees? Yes ____ No ____
    44. What is the length of training period? __________________________________________________ _______
    45. Will I be assigned solo after the training period? Yes ____ No ____
    46. Are female trainers provided for female trainees upon request? Yes ____ No ____
    47. Is there a smoking/non-smoking policy? Yes ____ No ____
    48. Is an escrow, security deposit, performance bond, or any type of money held back by the company? Yes ____
    No ____; If so, what is the required amount, and what is the return policy? ___________________________________

    49. Is transportation provided to orientation? Yes ____ No ____
    50. Motel/Food paid by company? Yes ____ No ____
    51. Does the company pay for orientation? Yes ____ No ____
    52. If I am disqualified or if I choose not to sign on, does the company pay for my transportation back home? Yes____ No ____
    Your personal list of interview questions may grow or shrink as you determine your own requirements, but this checklist is comprehensive enough to give you a good idea of how the company operates. Include the contact personís full name, companyís name, phone number, and date on your checklist for future reference. You may even want to ask the company recruiter to sign off on it. Donít count on that happening, but I donít think this would be a problem for anyone who has answered your questions honestly Ödo you?


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    Gonna give it a shot

    Well I am scheduled to start orientation on Monday 8/9. I hear bad things about Arnold, but I can say the same about most OTR companies mentioned here. I need the work. I worked the past year for a local company, traveled 7-8 states, but I was home every day. They were an AG. company so I didn't have to keep logs, and I was not subject to the 14/70 hr rules. Most companies will not consider this as exp. since I didn't keep logs, or sleep in a truk. Sooooo beggers can't be choosers I guess. I hope things go well. I was told the following:
    -Trucks are autos, and 3 years old or less
    -I am assigned "super regional", meaning NE.SE. and west to Texas
    -Out 10-14 days then home 48 hrs...they try to get you home every other weekend
    -Orientation is three days, they pay for hotel, breakfast and lunch, dinner is my cost. No pay for orientation
    -After three days and drug screen and physical, I am assigned a truck, and routed home for a day or two, but bring enough clothes to last 10 days just in case. She said they almost always get drivers home before the first run.
    -I live in Pa. but was told my home terminal will be in Florida, and Camp Hill is secondary....which sounds like a good thing.

    All I can say is I will try my best, and hopefully they will do their part. I will keep you posted with my progress as honestly as I can. I won't sweat the small suff, as I know that there is no perfect driving job, and miles are crappy all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricey59 View Post
    Well I am scheduled to start orientation on Monday 8/9. I hear bad things about Arnold, but I can say the same about most OTR companies mentioned here. I need the work. I worked the past year for a local company, traveled 7-8 states, but I was home every day. They were an AG. company so I didn't have to keep logs, and I was not subject to the 14/70 hr rules. Most companies will not consider this as exp. since I didn't keep logs, or sleep in a truk. Sooooo beggers can't be choosers I guess. I hope things go well. I was told the following:
    -Trucks are autos, and 3 years old or less
    -I am assigned "super regional", meaning NE.SE. and west to Texas
    -Out 10-14 days then home 48 hrs...they try to get you home every other weekend
    -Orientation is three days, they pay for hotel, breakfast and lunch, dinner is my cost. No pay for orientation
    -After three days and drug screen and physical, I am assigned a truck, and routed home for a day or two, but bring enough clothes to last 10 days just in case. She said they almost always get drivers home before the first run.
    -I live in Pa. but was told my home terminal will be in Florida, and Camp Hill is secondary....which sounds like a good thing.

    All I can say is I will try my best, and hopefully they will do their part. I will keep you posted with my progress as honestly as I can. I won't sweat the small suff, as I know that there is no perfect driving job, and miles are crappy all around.

    All I can say is good luck. You will probably do pretty good during the "honeymoon" phase, but after that, just do the best you can. There was alot of hope that when USX took over, things just might change for the better, and in some small instances, it did. But for the most part it didn't. You'll learn. No matter what, it's still a job and those are kind of hard to come by now a days.

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