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Nice people, but an operational nightmare.

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

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

Pros

Looks great on a resume. The company is becoming more profitable than ever before.

Cons

Despite the above: no raises, no advancement opportunities, no overtime and no incentives. Unrealistic workload, and inaccurate job description.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You will lose all of your best people if you continue over working your employees and show them zero reward for their hard work. I worked here for over 2 years and not once received a raise. When I asked for a raise I was told I do a great job, but its not in the budget. At the same time I get monthly/quarterly reports stating Arnold is more profitable than ever before and has been awarded 10s of millions of dollars in new rewards. I cannot speak for the Grand Prairie office but the moral in Jacksonville is very low.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Arnold Transportation

  1.  

    Work here only if you are desperate.

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

    I worked at Arnold Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They do have decent driver facilities at the terminals and if your back is against the wall they will hire you.

    Cons

    Maintenance is a joke, they patch things up and send you along rather than fixing the problem. The staff in the shops are overworked and cannot keep up with all of the demands. You can find yourself sitting for days for simple repairs only because they do not have enough qualified people to keep up and you will not get paid to sit. Many of the other trucks in the lot are there because they are also broken down so you will not be reassigned. Forget about getting a trailer, there are never enough to go around, you are sent looking for one and it may take all day of driving around to locate one just to find out your load has been given away. The more savvy drivers stash trailers around town and retreive them as needed. This company considers the driver expendable and reminds you of that whenever you go out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company was at one time great to work for AND profitable, why can't you return to those days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Far as trucking companies you can do better else where!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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