US Xpress finally buys out Arnold, only Grand Prairie to remain "Arnold"

Discussion in 'Arnold' started by Vito, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. dieseltrooper

    dieseltrooper Light Load Member

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    What are the mpg standards and how realistic are they without APUs?
     
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    How is the sound system in there? Is there enough room? Weren't you and your wife running team?
     
  3. anj8488

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    Arnold is supposed to be doing their own payroll and accounts in GP. The sound system is bland honestly. Im not really sure what the threshold is for their mpg targets
     
  4. dieseltrooper

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    10-4. I had heard they lacked a CD player. I turned one down due to lack of room for wife & I. I was psssed by one this morning and my on guard showed it at 66.
     
  5. Vito

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    http://www.scudderlaw.com/transactions/selected_merger.html
     
  6. Vito

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    Arnold-Duncan SC Shut down

    So I just found out that my fleet manager and my former fleet manager of 2 years, plus all of the other personnel at the old Arnold dispatch (formally C & C Trucking) were let go yesterday. I'm really sorry to hear this, they were a great bunch of guys and did a fantastic job dispatching. I don't think they saw this coming because they were happy about the US Xpress acquisition. I'm not sure about the status of the shop there, but the shop is US Xpress, so I'd be surprised if that was closed or there are plans to close it.

    I'd like to extend best wishes, for your future endeavors, to Jay, Jim, Bill, and Paul. Especially to Jay my first dispatcher
    (who was there from the old C & C Trucking days),who helped to make me the driver that I am today.

    Take care guys and I'll see you all down the road!

    Vito


     
  7. anj8488

    anj8488 Road Train Member

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    Austell will be next due to Ellenwood terminal being close by. Jax is also down to a skeleton crew, extended coverage is gone. Won't be long until it's just a drop yard
     
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    Saturday was my last day. Wish them the best. They seem to be on the right track, just not my cup of tea
     
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  9. lcfd15

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    Well just like any other larger merger with companies you have to look at the profitability of each individual terminal. If they are not bringing in the business they should, it will most likely merge in to a smaller and centralized area. Everyone expected them to downsize Arnold's terminals by 35% upon acquisition. I don't know how this is a shocker to anyone. Sorry to see people lose their jobs, but I don't know how anyone really thought that a company like US Xpress was not going to come in and do a profit analysis to make them the most money.

    Not everything is full of rainbows and unicorns.
     
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  10. Vito

    Vito Heavy Load Member

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    Wow. I'm surprised. Last I saw you were enjoying your new white truck governed at 68? and were getting good miles. I wish you the best.
     
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