need to know about arnold trans.

Discussion in 'Arnold' started by freddyb, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. freddyb

    freddyb Light Load Member

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    I'm a driver with 10 yrs exp. suppose to go to orientation with arnold on Monday in grand prarie tx. recruiter says I will get .40 cpm and good miles. can anyone give me any info on this before I go through with it. I have a family and don't wanna make a mistake. thanks in advance.
     
  2. 8thnote

    8thnote Road Train Member

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    theyre owned by US Xpress. Take that for what it's worth.
     
  3. truckinmike1984

    truckinmike1984 Light Load Member

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    US Xpress has a minority share in Arnold just as USX has mimority shares in Smith Transport, Abilene Motor Express, and New Century Transport. If they can verify all 10yrs then yes you will get top starting pay. You can average that depending on your dispatcher. I do and have been with Arnold since July 2010. You wont be getting the miles right away as theres a familiarization period with the company and how they work and the dispatcher sees your habits and how you run. Communication is key depending on who and how good your dispatcher is. The folks in Jacksonville are hands down better for the most part. But the miles in that area are there....ive run them for the past couple months. Just dont be picky on where you want to run and youll do just fine and make good money.
     
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  4. SAMMY6969

    SAMMY6969 Medium Load Member

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    I can not can Not tell you one goid thing about us xpress!! Not one...& after 10 mnts that i wasss there could not find anyone who can , that includes arnold 2, i would keep looking!!!
     
  5. leebigez

    leebigez Bobtail Member

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    I drove for Arnold for 5 years. i also bought a truck thru them which was hands down the best lease purchase in the industry. I used to run sun-thu or mon-fri. I always knew where i was going based on where i ws t.When US Express bough in, we got a raise and i noticed newer equipmeent. I also noticed some of the accounts were gone and US express driver were getting the loads. The final straw was when hey said driver would now be gone 2 weeks before home and now my runing area went drm tx,ok,ms,la,nm,ks,mo would now include midwest nd virgnia. Thats when i left for another company. i used to recomend arnorld when drivers would ask,now im like theyre ok,
     
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  6. freddyb

    freddyb Light Load Member

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    recruiter told me out 7-10 days. .40 mile and 2500-3000 miles. I bring home $500-$700 a week where I'm at now. if I can't do better than that I don't see going to arnold.
     
  7. collector714

    collector714 Bobtail Member

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    I live in SW fl. can anyone tell me if I live in there hiring area I am 120 miles south of Tampa
     
  8. truckinmike1984

    truckinmike1984 Light Load Member

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    Yes you live in the hiring area. Dont have limits in Fl unless you live in my area Lol. Call 9042624285 and ask for recruiting.
     
  9. fool4jesus

    fool4jesus Bobtail Member

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    I've been reading for awile, they don't impress me. Short loads(250-500 miles)is their gravy and we change trailer 20 times a week. Take it if you dare.
     
  10. truckinmike1984

    truckinmike1984 Light Load Member

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    Short loads that length are most dry box companies just I don't mind dropping trailers 3-4 times a week because live loading and unloading takes too long. I can drop n hook and be on my way in 15 minutes.
     
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