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Far as trucking companies you can do better else where!

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Current Employee - Super Regional  in  Tunnel Hill, GA
Current Employee - Super Regional in Tunnel Hill, GA

I have been working at Arnold Transportation full-time for less than a year

Pros

2012 Tractors comprise 80% of the fleet mostly Peterbuilt 587's some KW's and cascadia's for team/ trainers. Trucks are high tech; adaptive cruise control, blind spot camera system, collision avoidance system( automatically brakes for you in dangerous situations) electronic e logs.Reasonable benefits costs. Excellent shop service. Use of all USXPRESS terminals

Cons

Rude dispatchers with customers and drivers, They treat you like your a robot dispatching you one day on a day load the next one night so you will always feel tired because your body cannot adjust to this variation. Try to get a dispatcher on the phone takes an act of god expect 15 - 20 minutes to talk to one. Dispatcher to driver ratio about 1 to 45. You'll spend half your time chasing empties in order to get a load, by the time you find one the load will be pulled out from under you so you sit and wait for another, Most lengths of hauls are 350 to 450 miles you'll average about 2200 - 2300 miles a week at .33/mile. Most loads are heavy 39,000 to 46.000 which leads to the reason why they are using are using 587 MIDROOF Petes to haul heaver loads. These trucks HAVE NO ROOM for drivers who want to be out 2 - 3 weeks or longer at a time. Home time: out 11 to 14 days = 2 days off, out 4 weeks = 2 days off, out 4 months = 2 days off, out 4 years you get 2 days off. NO JOKE! Driver navigation system sucks you will get lost using it. Want a 1500 watt inverter to run your micowave FORGET ABOUT IT unless you have a medical need. Trucks run 64 mph so you will not be passing to many other trucks on the road.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management you tell everyone that the drivers are the most important asset of the company. So why do you stick 80% of the drivers in mid roofs with no room. And you home time policy is barbaric. You are so concerned with safety that you buy all the highest tech equipment for the truck but you dispatch drivers on day's then the next load night's so how is our body to adjust to this? No wonder there are so many tired drivers ie accidents it is not all about HOS. Have you ever heard of circadian rhythm. Why dont you try working one day then take 10 hours off work nights then take 10 and then work days, do it for 14 days and then tell me if you feel tired. And fix the driver tech navigation units, everyone at Arnold knows they are not reliable and told not to use it, so spend the money and fix it! AND maybe you'll get better on time deliveries because the drivers can find their locations.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    NOT A FRIEND OF THE DRIVER

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

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

    Pros

    E-Logs, Newer Fleet of Tractors.

    Cons

    Old fleet of Trailers, Lousy Dispatching that does not consider HOS rules, Have to fight for every last dime you make honestly are they will not pay. Do not reimburse immediatly cash paid for carrying on their business. Does not have a Driver Advocate or anyone that even ask the Drivers Opinion about blanket rules they impose. No consideration is taken as to safety of the driver or their equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen, Learn to care or you will keep having huge driver turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    For a trucking company, it's not a bad place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Hill, PA

    I worked at Arnold Transportation

    Pros

    The operations people at ATS were a very hard working group. The technical people were also competent and had a fair understanding of the businesses they supported.

    Cons

    Vacation policy was absolutely atrocious. Also, bonuses were just non-existent, as the company didn't turn enough profit. Company was very "inbred" as a result of previous owners merging of three distinct business groups into one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some decent sales folks who can sell freight where the trucks are, instead of just selling freight and then trying to figure out how to run trucks at a profit.

    No opinion of CEO
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