Arrow Trucking (Tulsa, OK)

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by dcedlr, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. dcedlr

    dcedlr Light Load Member

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    I am starting this thread for Arrow drivers to post positive and negative comments about the company in hopes that Arrow personnel will see these and take pride in the comments or look into the issues and make changes.

    I have been with the company for 8 months now as OTR and have been very happy. I average 3K miles a week and although treated like a number, my pay is correct and ontime without error. I highly recommend them to anyone new to trucking.

    I am going to start the L/O program soon and will update everyone on how things go. I have a legal background and have read the contract thoroughly. It is in my opinion a fair contract and the trucks are priced competitively for the market and interest rates are similar to all the companies out there selling used trucks to drivers with decent credit.\

    The newest Arrow policy is to govern all trucks at 65 and used to be 65+5. From the company standpoint 65 makes sense because it saves fuel. They could have went lower but they chose to look out for the drivers and I respect that very much. There also adding wireless internet and washer/dryers at all terminals to make up a little bit for the lower speed. I am kind of looking at this as if I was an O/O I would not go above 65 anyway because of the waste of fuel so why should a company be any different. Thanks Arrow for compromising because I think if trucks were governed any lower than 65 then I, and most other drivers would have some serious issues.
     
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  3. Sailboat501

    Sailboat501 Bobtail Member

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    dcedlr :biggrin_25512:

    Actually as an O/O you should try running at 60mph for a month or so with different loads and see if there is an improvement on your fuel mileage when compared to running at 65mph.
    If you drive in California and/or Oregon you get used to setting the cruise at 60mph and watching the scenery instead of looking for the cops.
    After awhile you get used to it and can make more money if you get a decent fuel surcharge.
    What kind of fuel mileage are you getting running at 65mph??

    :biggrin_25520:
     
  4. rasconm

    rasconm Bobtail Member

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    Does Arrow Trucking have direct deposit? If so what company do they bank with?
     
  5. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

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    They direct deposit to your fuel card which you then have to move money to your bank account. Take your voided check to orientation with you. Before you go with Arrow, you would do good to read all of the Arrow threads, and all of the other websites that go into detail about Arrow's practices, equipment, miles and freight available.

    I would bet my left walnut that you will regret your decision within three months of starting there.

    Just my .02
     
  6. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

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    Oh, and take plenty of money to buy your own bungee cords, winch bar, and 2" straps if you need some (you will). Oh yeah, and dont forget to buy plenty of cleaning gear at the local Family Dollar to clean your truck when you get it..... unless you like all the trash, cigarette butts, fingernails, socks, hair, and whatever is spilled all over the floor. They do not clean the trucks before assigning them to a new driver.
     
  7. rasconm

    rasconm Bobtail Member

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    I just wanted to know if they banked with Chase, Because I could of gotten a discount on the fuel
     
  8. driley2588

    driley2588 Bobtail Member

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    Thats funny I now the family dollar he is talking about. I started at arrow back in october and quit after a month. The have p.o.s equipment. I had a 2005 freightliner mid roof. Truck #5000. When i got assigned that truck there was broken glass in it everywhere from them replacing the windshield. There was sun flower seeds every where and worse of all in one of the storage compartments there was a big bottle of piss from the last driver. I had to go right to that family doller to by some cleaning ####. They are a joke of a company. They pay ok if ur truck is still running. P.S if you make the mistake to go to arrow like i did and get assigned Greg harris as your dm i would tell them to get ##########. He is a P.O.S and will make life miserable for you.

    AROOW SUCKS STAY AWAY
     
  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    When I worked there, my DM was a Phantom. I just got dispatches over the Q-Comm from un-signed senders.
     
  10. 120nat

    120nat Bobtail Member

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    They are your worst nightmare hometime whats that drop your trailer another driver needs it FM hangs up on you waited 2 weeks for a truck that went 61 mph hope you like to tarp every load will tarp who said flatbed has better hours you will deliver at 0300 what a lousy company I could be on here for an hour RUN RUN RUN your life depends on it
     
  11. driley2588

    driley2588 Bobtail Member

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    The tarps they give you r a joke also. they gave me 3 crappy tarps that all had to be patched. They had a whole wall of new ones but they said we couldnt have them. they gave me a can of rubber cement and some patches and said go to town. I spent like 2 hours in the tulsa terminal parking lot patching my ###### tarps. Ya 120nat there hometime sucks. 7 weeks out and 7 days off. thats a joke i cant afford to take 7 straight days off and i dont want to be out 7 weeks either
     
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