My Week @ Arnold Transportation...

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  1. RubberDuckie

    RubberDuckie Light Load Member

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    Where do I start? Yes you read correctly...1 week.

    Pros:

    Recruiter was nice.
    Put on Fleet that would make me great money.

    Cons:

    I was hired onto their "Atlanta Weekly" fleet. I was told at hire that I would be paid $150 per day to haul short haul loads with the option to work weekends if I wanted. Decent money.

    1 Week later I get a call from my Fleet Manager saying that the pay structure on the fleet has been changed to Mileage/Per load pay. No warning, no heads up or anything. Just a phone call, and he could not have cared less. At all. He's salaried, he doesn't give a crap. The very first load I received since this change was a load that picked up and dropped in the same state, roughly 20 miles away from one another, but dropped the next day. $75 for the day. Saw that coming a mile away.

    This is the most disorganized trucking company I have ever experienced. The last day of orientation was a complete disaster. everyone is everywhere, mayhem, confusion, no one knows whats going on. Guys were getting calls from other trucking companies and scheduling orientations with them for the next week IN CLASS because they were so pissed about the situation.

    During orientation, I overheard many drivers complaining about how their checks were inaccurate on payday. Same happened to me a week later. It is complete hell trying to get paid by these people, and they will basically just end up saying "tough luck, wait until next week".

    Their trucks are very small. I could not imagine going over the road in one of those Peterbilts they have. Hopefully you aren't claustrophobic.

    Again, I was told at hire that I would be paid one thing and they change it a week later, knowing full well they had intentions to make these changes, but they will lie to you to get you here, and screw you later.

    I personally would not wish this company on Satan. On my way out myself and honestly, I'm really on my way out of trucking. I've had it up to here with this gangster, crooked, lie-cheat-steal industry where the government and the carriers control everything and we are paid pennies. I just wanted to post this to warn potential drivers about this company. It's so bad they had to hire a guy to the company JUST FOR driver retention. That's how badly they are hemorrhaging drivers right now.

    I do not like to seem like a job hopper or a complainer, but this is a horrible company and I certainly would not recommend them until they make some serious changes. They can start by honoring what they tell new hires.
     
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  3. TXSilverEagle84

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    Let me know if it get's any better for you, I am somewhat considering leasing on to Arnold out of the Grand Prairie Terminal but if it's a pain the the behind I'll may look into their parent company (USXCUSE oh I'm sorry USXPRESS) lol!!
     
  4. truckinmike1984

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    Arnold and US XPRESS are no longer connected companies. They officially split last year when the old Link America owners bought majority share of Arnold from US XPRESS and slowly bought the rest of US XPRESS' shares in Arnold. So they are finally no longer under US XPRESS.
     
  5. Vito

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    You hit the nail on the head. Disorganized across the board, and not willing/capable of changing. Drivers tell management about problems and offer solutions, which in turn would make the company more efficient and thus generate more business, but the suggestions never go anywhere.
     
  6. unloader

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    Guess I'm not the only one who was disappointed in their process. I hired on to their sand hauling division, attending orientation in Dallas and then headed towards Dilley TX where they have a yard (ahem a dirt lot behind a grocery store). They did provide free housing and claimed there was a $150 a day guarantee. I was down there for five days waiting to be trained (again, their process was explained before heading down.)

    Anyway after waiting five days trying to get trained I bailed to haul water for another company.

    Sounds like the van side is just as disorganized as the chaos in Dilley. There is absolutely nothing efficient or reasonable about Arnold Trans.

    unloader
     
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  7. RubberDuckie

    RubberDuckie Light Load Member

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    ...sounds about right. Started selling stuff on Ebay with my Brother, hope it works out. I would really hate to have to get back in a truck and deal with this corrupt industry again. Unbelievable.
     
  8. superflow

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    That phone call would've been it for me ....simply because that wasn't the agreement ,would've told him to plan his truck coming back to the terminal immediately ...that or keeping our agreement as is ,just because they have you in the truck away from home doesn't mean you can't tell them you are quiting ,head this truck home ,sure its a pain in the ars
    but just remember if you agree to his terms at that point ,it's all down hill from there anyway .....my response would've been " no sir that's not what we agreed upon turn this truck around please "......thank you sir it's too bad we couldn't make this work out
     
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  9. TXSilverEagle84

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    Don't feel alone, I am still waiting on them to give me an answer about my application which the recruiter in Grand Prairie said it's still being reviewed (2 weeks now) and no answer, so I give up! I went back to work for another company I use to work for and worked out a deal with them.
     
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  10. RubberDuckie

    RubberDuckie Light Load Member

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    Why was this moved to this area of the forums? Do the Admins here have ties to the companies? Why aren't the good reviews under Arnold Trans moved here as well? It says Good AND bad, but when I go to the Arnold area, only good review posts are there. I figured it was only a matter of time before they started paying you guys off.
     
  11. Mark Kling

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    Really? The way I see it, Sam owns the site and they can do what they wish to threads or posts.
     
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