Getting laid off is bad enough, but workers in certain fields can suffer additional industry-specific pains that add major inconveniences to injury. This seems to be the case now for drivers (formerly?) working for Arrow Trucking Company, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Though a full closing hasn't been announced, the company today is suspending all operations until further notice. Truckers in the field are finding that their gas cards are now not working. There are reports that final paychecks are not being distributed and employee benefits canceled.
Arrow Trucking employs about 300 people locally around Tulsa, and roughly 1000 truckers living around the country.
What a horrible situation for these families 3 days before Christmas. What would something like this happen today? If things were this bad, couldn't management have eased things down to a smooth enough landing that their employees wouldn't be stranded hundreds or thousands of miles from home? This probably goes without saying, but MAJOR FAIL on Arrow Trucking management. We may learn more later today.