Arrow Trucking Keeps Focus on Drivers from the Top Down

Arrow Trucking continues to build on its culture of innovative safety and mentoring programs.

Nashville, TN, January 06, 2008 --( Arrow Trucking continues to build on its driver-focused culture with an atmosphere of respect along with innovative safety and mentoring programs.

“Professional drivers are the lifeblood of our company,” says Tom Witt, president of Arrow Trucking. “People that valuable deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and courtesy at all times.”

The company backs up Witt’s message with a renewed focus on safety and career satisfaction. “Because of the high value we place on the sanctity of human life, we make safety a high priority,” says Witt. “We have monthly safety meetings and a quarterly safety bonuses to reward safe driving. Also, our training and mentoring programs help to ensure safe operating procedures.”

Recently, Arrow Trucking launched a mentoring program that pairs veteran flatbed drivers with drivers just coming through orientation. According to Witt, these mentors are “the cream of the crop” in terms of safety and procedural excellence. Working with their mentors and driver trainers, drivers new to Arrow are finding better job satisfaction because they understand how to work more efficiently.

In addition, the company’s high hiring standards ensure that Arrow All-Americans are the best quality professionals.

Witt says he understands that carriers have to do more than talk about being responsive to drivers. “You have to walk the talk. I make myself available to drivers every day, all day,” he says. “ They know I’ll take their calls and listen to what they have to say. It’s important to me. That’s why I’m visible, not closed off in an office.”

Witt’s concentration on driver safety and satisfaction has shown in the company’s retention numbers. “More drivers and owner operators are making their career homes here because they see the sincere commitment we have to them,” he says.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Arrow Trucking was founded in 1948 and provides over-the-road, regional, and specialized flatbed hauling services across the country. For more information on opportunities at Arrow Trucking, call 888-277-6937 or visit

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