Arrow Trucking closes

Jeff Crissey | December 22, 2009

Arrow Trucking Co. abruptly closed Dec. 22, effectively stranding its company drivers  across the country three days before Christmas, news sources report.

The company’s website, www.arrowtrucking.com, is no longer operational, and  the headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., could not be reached for a response by telephone.

KTUL News Channel 8, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s ABC network affiliate, says employee payroll checks recently bounced.

A telephone recording at the main office gives these instructions to drivers:

“If you’re in a Freightliner or KW, please take the truck to the nearest Freightliner shop. Call this hotline number to Daimler: 877-294-9679. They’ll arrange for a bus ticket for you home. If you’re in an International, please call back and check with this message later as we find out more information.”

No. 83 in Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 ranking of U.S. for-hire carriers, Arrow Trucking reported revenue of $218 million in 2008, down 7.2 percent from 2007. The company most recently reported 1,250 owned and 100 leased trucks and tractors, as well as 2,287 leased trailers.