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12/23/2009
UPDATE: Navistar announces plans to get stranded Arrow drivers home

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 – A day after Arrow Trucking Co. of Tulsa, OK, unexpectedly shuttered its doors, leaving as many as 1,400 drivers out in the cold just two days before Christmas, many drivers are still in a quandary on what to do with their company-owned trucks.

While Arrow drivers of Freightliners and Kenworths were directed early Tuesday, Dec. 22, on where to take their trucks, Arrow failed to instruct drivers of Internationals what to do.  

Sara Mee, manager of communications for Navistar Financial, told Land Line on Wednesday that her company is working with Daimler on this issue.

“Essentially, we are doing the exact same thing that Daimler is doing with their trucks,” she said. “We are offering them a bus ticket home or $200 cash if that’s a better option for them.”

Mee said Navistar is directing drivers of Internationals to bring their trucks to the nearest International dealership. Once there, she said drivers are to call Navistar’s customer service number at 800-233-9121.

She said Navistar is committed to working with Arrow drivers who may be stranded out on the road to get them home.

“I suspect there are a lot of unique situations so what we are committing to is working with these drivers as we hear of these things,” Mee said. “Like Daimler, we have a shared interest in doing right by these drivers and getting this equipment off the road wherever it may be.”

– By Clarissa Kell-Holland, staff writer
clarissa_kell-holland@landlinemag.com

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