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History of Arnold Transportation Services Inc.

 

New Pennsylvania Motor Express Inc. was Incorporated June 23, 1936.

LebArnold Inc. was incorporated June 23, 1936

Arnold Industries became the holding company of New Penn Motor express and LebArnold Inc. on February 1, 1982

Arnold Industries Inc. purchased Silver Eagle Transport Inc on March 23, 1992.

Arnold Industries Inc. purchases Dalworth Trucking Inc. on April 17, 1992.

Arnold Transportation Services Inc. was incorporated on May 31, 1997.

LebArnold Inc., Silver Eagle Transport Inc. and Dalworth Trucking Inc. merged into one company forming Arnold Transportation Services Inc. on December 15, 1997.

Roadway Next Day Corporation Inc. purchased Arnold Industries Inc. on November 20, 2001.

Michael S. Walters, along with Jefferies Capital Inc., purchased Arnold Transportation Services Inc. from Roadway Next Day Corporation Inc. making it a privately held corporation on January 23, 2003.

US Xpress Enterprises Inc. purchases 49% interest of Arnold Transportation Services Inc. from Jefferies Capital Inc., Michael S. Walters retained 51% on December 8, 2004.

US Xpress Enterprises Inc. purchased an additional 31% of Arnold Transportation Services Inc. February 28, 2006.

US Xpress Enterprises Inc. purchased an additional 10% of Arnold Transportation Services Inc. on October 2, 2007.

US Xpress Enterprises Inc. purchased the remaining 10% of Arnold Transportation Servies Inc. on August 1, 2008 giving them 100% ownership.

 

Minimum Hiring Requirements

 

• 21 years of age

• Completed employment application

• Class A CDL (Certain Dedicated accounts require Hazmat endorsements)

• Ability to perform the functions described in the job description

• Ability to read, speak and write the English language in accordance with DOT regulations

• Meet I-9 requirements

• Pass a DOT physical examination

• Pass a Company physical standards test

• Pass a Company road test

• Pass DOT drug screen

• No positive drug or controlled substance tests at previous employers

• No alcohol or controlled substance test refusals at previous employers

• No previous alcohol test results with a breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 or greater while operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

• No refusals for drugs and/or alcohol tests while operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

 

Work Experience Guidelines

 

Over the road (OTR) experience is considered all weather, all terrain driving. The experience must consist of driving a combination of tractor and separate trailer at least 40 ft minimum in length.

• 3-6 months experience – To be considered for employment as a first seat driver, an applicant should have OTR experience, no more than one major carrier employer and OTR must be within the last 18 months with a major carrier and no preventable roadway accidents or moving violations in a CMV unless exception approved in advance by the VP of Safety.

 

• 6 months + experience – To be considered for employment as a first seat driver, an applicant should have six months or more of OTR experience within the last 36 months. The minimum requirement of six months may not be satisfied with more than three carriers. Applicants with safe, substantial OTR experience during the prior 10 years, but lacking in recent comparable experience may receive consideration with precedent Safety Department approval.

 

Driving Record Guidelines

 

May Not Have Any of The Following:

• More than three moving violations in the past three years

• More than two moving violation in the last 12 months

• Any license suspensions in the last 18 months related to moving violations

• Any DUI or DWI convictions in the last 3 years for both Experienced and Student Drivers

• Any DUI or DWI conviction in a CMV

• More than one conviction for drug, alcohol or controlled substances require prior approval of Safety

• Conviction for the following (CMV or Personal Vehicle): 1. Leaving the scene of an accident in a vehicle

2. Possession of alcohol in a CMV

3. Possession of a controlled substance in a vehicle in the last ten years

4. Use of a vehicle in the commission of a felony

5. Fatality accident

6. RR crossing violation

7. Driving CMV without obtaining a CDL

 

May Not Have More Than One Conviction In Past 3 Years For The Following:

• Driving 15 or more MPH above the posted speed limits

• Reckless driving

• Improper lane change

• Following too closely

• Use or possession of a radar detector (Does not apply to Students)

• Violations in connection with a fatality accident require the prior approval of Safety

• Driving CMV without a CDL in the driver’s possession

• Driving CMV without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported

For all violations, time frame is based on incident date, not conviction date.

 

Accident History

 

• The approval of safety is required prior to extending an offer to a driver in the following instances:

o Driver was involved in a major accident involving a serious injury or fatality in the last 36 months.

o All preventable key crashes (Key crashes are defined as lane changes or jack knife where the driver loses control of the vehicle, rear end impact, side impact, run-under or rollover) in the last 18 months. Preventable key crashes with a citation or injury in the last 36 months.

o Drivers involved in any of the above must demonstrate a minimum of 18 months of post accident CMV safe driving and the approval of the Safety Department.

• No more than 3 preventable minor accidents in the last 36 months. • An applicant’s total number of preventable accidents and moving violations may not exceed 4 in the last 36 months. A student applicant’s total number of preventable accidents and moving violations may not exceed 3 in the last 36 months.

• If driver is discharged from previous carrier for unsatisfactory safety record, the necessary timeframe of clean driving requirements afterward is 18 months

• For all key crashes and accidents that resulted in a fatality, an accident report is required for review. If accident reports are unavailable, the approval of the Safety Department is required.

• Any applicant terminated from a previous employer due to an accident requires the approval of the Safety department.

 

PSP Report Guidelines

 

Driver candidates will be assessed using the point system outlined below for each violation incurred on a roadside inspection. The point system will be for a rolling 12-month evaluation period and will include all violations incurred with each motor carrier for which the driver was employed. A driver candidate can reduce his/her points for each clean inspection worth five (5) points.

In both the Unsafe Driving and Fatigued Driving categories the driver cannot exceed more than 30 points within a 12-month period.

Unsafe Driving Related Events

• All driver controllable violations listed under the Unsafe Driving Category other than graduated speed = 10 points.

• Speeding 10 mph or less, 1st offense = 5 points

• Speeding 10 mph or less, 2nd offense = 10 points

• Speeding 10 mph or less, 3rd offense = 20 points

• Speeding 11mph or greater, 1st offense = 10 points

• Speeding 11mph or greater, 2nd offense = 20 points

• Speeding Construction / Work Zone, 1st offense = 10 points

• Speeding Construction / Work Zone, 2nd offense = 20 points

 

Note: On inspections where the speed overage is not specified each offense will count 10 points

Violations classified as 392.2 and described as a driver controllable Unsafe Driving behavior will count 10 points. Graduated speed violations listed under 392.2 will follow the same point valuation as listed above.

 

Corrective Action

• 20 points or less - 6-month safety probation • 29 points or less - 12-month safety probation

 

• 30 points or greater - Driver will be disqualified

 

Fatigued Driving Related Events

• Any violation that results in an OOS (Out of Service) order relating to hours of service violations = 10 points

• All other violations that do not result in an OOS (Out of Service) order related to Hours of Service violations, excluding Form and Manner hours of service violations = 7 points

• Form and Manner hours of service violations = 2 points

• One (1) or more OOS (Out of Service) orders received on two (2) separate inspections within a 12 month period = 30 points

 

Corrective Action

• 20 points or less - 6-month safety probation • 29 points or less - 12-month safety probation

 

• 30 points or greater - Driver will be disqualified

 

Combination of Fatigue and Unsafe Driving Related Events

• Any driver who, on a single inspection, receives 30 points related to both Fatigued and Unsafe Driving categories will be disqualified.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION COMPANY DRIVERS

HIRING MAP FOR SUPER REGIONAL

Additional Driving Positions Available:

 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL

 

1. Home every 7-10 days

2. SW Regional defined as TX, LA, OK, AR, MS, MO, CO

3. 90% of equipment is 28 months or newer

4. People that live within 50 miles fo the following cities will be considered:

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, St Louis, Cape Girardeau.

Note:  Initially anyone living outside these target markets will have to be brought in at regular 12 to 14 day dispatch.  As we develop more density in the SW I am sure we will open these up a little.

 

 

DALLAS/ HOUSTON 57’ DEDICATED

 

1. Run, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio.

2. Dedicated Dispatch, Planning from our Grand Prairie facility.

3. Scheduled home time every 7-10 days.  Pass through the house possible during 7-10 day tour.

4. Drivers that live within 100 miles of the mention SW cities will have to park their trucks at the terminals.

     5. The Dallas area drivers will run an average of 2100 miles a week on this Dallas, Houston, San Antonio run.