Arnold Transportation Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arnold Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fellow employees were good to work with

    Cons

    poor management, brought baggage from failed company to Arnold bringing it down too

  2. Promises And Broken Pockets

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Muskogee, OK
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Muskogee, OK

    I worked at Arnold Transportation full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They have new trucks to also suck you in ...

    Cons

    They get you to sign on with them by saying you will earn $ 1300.00 A week And later tell you that they are working on getting you more miles ...... It never happens , At best I made A $ 600 check....

    Advice to Management

    Just tell the truth from the start ...

  3. Stay away from this company, you will regret it. They may offer you nice salary, but they will lie to you.

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    Former Employee - Professional in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Professional in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Arnold Transportation full-time (less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none except for the money they offer to get you in the door. Once you are there, prepare to a slave worker. Doesn't matter what position you hold, unless you are Senior Management.

    Cons

    This company failed to report income to Texas Workforce Commission for more than one former employee as I learned. They micro manage you. You will work in a sweat shop mentality and expectation. There is no work/life balance. Expect to be mistreated. If you do work there, document everything in writing - save your emails and instant message chats externally.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management..Learnt to treat your employees with respect, dignity, and appreciation for what they do.

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  5. NO PROS JUST CONS

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    Former Employee - Class A Driver in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Class A Driver in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Arnold Transportation (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None ------- some of the people are nice, all are under stress ? ? ?

    Cons

    All cons ------- i've seen some drivers treaded like little kids

    Advice to Management

    I've seen many come and go, try to keep the good ones and DON'T Lie to them .

  6. Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Arnold Transportation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were no Pros during my tenure.

    Cons

    Sweat shop that expects you to work 24x7
    poor management and management lies to you
    professionals are not granted time off when requested
    no belief in work/life balance
    Arnold doesn't report wages to State as required
    Paid late when laid off and short pai
    Co believes in driver, however, they mistreat drivers when it comes to equipment, route management, and time off requests.

    Advice to Management

    NONE that would be listened to, already tried during employment.

  7. Arnold's equipment turned me into a caged animal.

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Arnold Transportation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best I found while driving for Arnold was the shower rooms at ATL terminal.

    Cons

    Those baby Peterbilts suck! No personal room or storage for gear. Bed/cot is width-size of park bench. After spending drive shift in a constricted posture, unable to strectch out during sleep. Must unpack bunk to cockpit area when off duty and then move evrything back to sleeper at drive time. Consequently spend more time searching for items as no place to put anything and nothing is ever in its place. Cockpit contains one cupholder and one ashtray...where to put phone, waterbottle(if coffee still in cup), a pen, gum??? Dashboard too narrow to hold standard sized mapbook. The worst...no place to set down food while eating. Holding a sytrofoam container in hand while trying to use plasticware utensils as you sit crosslegged on bunk (just like eating on the ground at a campfire every day). There's not one flat surface in the unit to use as workspace/desktop. No window or wall vents in sleeper area...living in a coffin 14-16 days at a time/solitary confinement. I went to bed angry and woke up angry every day for seven months...really created a psychological rift for me...still bitter and can't shake the feeling of daily torture I underwent driving for Arnold. Arnold was an assualt on my dignity. I should start paperwork for PTSD disability claim.

  8. My experience at Arnold Transportation was favorable!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Arnold Transportation full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement. Clear objectives.

    Cons

    New Leadership. Some upper level managers did not meet deadlines causing difficulty for others to complete their jobs in a timely manner. They were still figuring out the best path for the company, but there was marked improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure upper management is meeting deadlines so the rest of the employees can do there jobs properly.

  9. exemplary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arnold Transportation

    Pros

    follows up on their promises

    Cons

    sometimes have long wait for repairs

  10. Worst place I ever worked as a Fleet Manager after hours.

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Arnold Transportation full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can truthfully tell about. South East Region (Jacksonville, Atlanta, Duncan,SC) recently taken over by US Xpress Enterprises but I do not believe they can deliver what they promise either.

    Cons

    Planners treat drivers like they are machines instead of people. Driver Managers lie at seems like every opportunity, very little communication, put you on hold and forget about you, deny home time. Terribly maintained equipment, many cases of bed bugs reported. I am sorry that I ever had to work there, and count it a blessing to be gone from this company.

    Advice to Management

    You will soon fold due to your fleet manager's inattention to their driver's needs. Without them, you don't need customers. Walk the talk.

  11. I like it.

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    Current Employee - Class A Driver in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Class A Driver in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Arnold Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back company. Once you work here for a while people will know you by name and not truck number. If you are a runner they will run you.

    Cons

    With arnold trying to break from usx the miles dropped. Mechanics (daytime) don't work on the trucks. They will say it's fixed and it's not. Unorganized...you get a load with the wrong pu number, or you get a load that was supposed to be picked up a week ago to be delivered tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the drivers. Some dispatchers don't want anything to escalate past their heads so they will say what we want to hear to keep it "hush hush". Make sure mechanics are fixing the trucks...we get tired of leaving the yard and 2 days later have to come back because of the same problem.

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