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Arrow Trucking Not the Last Trucking Company to Close


With hundreds of former drivers lining up to join the lawsuit against Arrow Trucking, what will 2010 ring in for the long haul trucking industry?   I can only reiterate what I have discussed before and that is Arrow Trucking will not be the last trucking company we will see close their doors.   There will be many more.  In fact, it has already begun.

YRC Worldwide, one of the nation’s largest trucking companies, is barely hanging on and it remains to be seen if they will indeed survive.

Carlen Transport out of Hampden, Main will be closing their doors, placing 100 drivers out of work because they are unable to maintain in the current economy.  After 23 years and having grown into the largest trucking company of its kind in the state, will be gone forever.

Auto Truck Transport, Corp. out of Springfield, Missouri will close down within the next few weeks.

Both large and smaller trucking transportation companies struggle to remain open, and the continual fall of many will take place unless stimulation of the economy begins . . . and that is where the problem lies.  There are no plans in place to get the economy moving again.  In fact, just the opposite is taking place.

With the new CSA2010 to take place, this alone could most likely lead to the fall of up to 50% of all trucking companies in the United States.   Compound this with the on-going determination to enact new legislation for emission controls, etc., and more companies and owner operators will call it quits.

There is much more building here than many realize.  Nothing is coincidental and, “just my opinion,”  there will be  more OTR trucking companies to fall.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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2 Responses to Arrow Trucking Not the Last Trucking Company to Close. - Post a Comment

  1. Alan Partridge

    Good luck to the many drivers left out to dry by Arrow.

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