02-06-2015, 11:01 AM #1
Trucking Company Owner Finally Arrested 5 Years LaterOriginally Posted by Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association
Arrow used to be one of the best companies for a trucker to work for. How do I know? Well, I applied and they actually rejected me! That's pretty much unheard of in the trucking world and shows how picky they were about who they would hire. Well, at least until the old man died.
But then just before Christmas 2009, their drivers were not notified of anything wrong. The only indication they had was when they went to fuel up and their fuel cards would not work. So they would call in to see what the deal was only to be told to park the truck in the lot and pretty much abandon it, or drive it to the closest Arrow facility (where they would then be informed that they no longer had a job and just abandon the truck). Now, this caused a frenzy because people were already anxious about getting home for Christmas and additional anxiety about getting another job quickly and even more anxiety worrying about getting paid for the work they'd already done.
As if to add insult to injury, Arrow also had a "lease-purchase" program. This involved Arrow providing a truck to a driver who would be "leasing to own" in a way. The driver would get paid as though her were an owner, and the payments for the truck would be deducted from the settlements along with payments for insurance, fuel, repairs, escrow, and whatever else was involved. And eventually (supposedly) the driver would own the truck. Woohoo! But when all of this drama emerged, the drivers contacted the leasing company (Daimler in the majority of cases) it turns out that Arrow never made the payments to Daimler even after taking the money from the driver!!! So those guys were screwed out of many thousands of $$$.
Pielsticker attempted to avoid arrest and paying what he owed by moving to one of his out of state homes and declaring personal bankruptcy.
This was a huge shock to the trucking community! People were scrambling to try to get paid, get home, get a job. Thankfully, there is a channel on XM/Sirius that focuses on trucking and truckers and the call went out for help. Many truckers volunteered to give a lot of the Arrow drivers a ride in the right direction. Although many did, I'm sure it wasn't enough as this shutdown affected thousands of Arrow drivers.
I'm glad this scum sucker is in jail. I hope he rots. And his mom, too!Originally Posted by Owner Operator Independent Drivers AssociationOriginally Posted by Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association
02-06-2015, 11:34 AM #2
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This kind of stuff really sucks. More and more every day workers are getting screwed by pieces of shit like this. Until the workers start fighting back, it will keep happening.
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