Arrow Trucking Employees Face Continued Obstacles
Abandoning its drivers on the side of the road wasn't the end: Arrow Trucking is continuing to screw over its employees by not responding to employment verification requests from other trucking companies that want to hire the suddenly-laid-off Arrow drivers. The new employers are required by law to verify an incoming driver's previous employment, and, bankrupt or no, Arrow Trucking violates US federal law by not complying with the request.
Some trucking companies are skipping the middle man — Arrow Trucking — and going straight to the drivers with recruiting pitches.
Jeanne Shuffler, spokeswoman for the Waggoners Trucking, a flatbed and less-than-truckload carrier in Billings, Mont., said a company recruiter attended a job fair and unemployment assistance seminar held by Workforce Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in Sapulpa on Tuesday.
They seek compensation under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires employers of companies with more than 100 employees to provide 60 days notice of a shutdown.
No word from Arrow CEO Dale Pielsticker, but his house is for sale.