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Like Good Hot Dogs, Good Trucking Service will always sell.

 

Recent trucking news tells us that demand for our service will dwindle in 2019.  I say no, we have decided not to participate in any slowdown.  The economy is strong, manufacturing is coming back to the US and we continue to be the strongest economic engine in the world. 

 

Here is a story that has a lot to do with the current trucking industry conditions.  I have updated it a bit to fit current conditions.


A man lived buy the side of the road and sold hot dogs.  He was a hard of hearing, so he had no radio. He had trouble with his eyes, so he had no TV, or newspapers, and certainly no Internet access.  He sold hot dogs.  He put a sign on the highway telling how good they were.  He stood by the side of the road and cried, “Buy a hot dog, mister!”  And people bought, they bought a lot!  He increased his meat and bun order, and he bought a bigger stove to take care of his trade.

Then his son came home from college.  His son said, “Father, haven’t you been listeningto the radio?  The trucking industry is reeling from high fuel costs, a driver shortage, and there may be war in the Middle East”.   Where upon the father thought, “Well my son has gone to college.  He listens to the radio, and reads news papers, so he ought to know”.

So, the father cut down his bun and meat orders, took down his advertising signs, and cut back on his hours standing by the roadside crying his familiar “Buy a hot dog Mister?  They’re real good”.  Guess what, his hot dog sales drop almost overnight!  “You were right son,” the father said. “This problem in the trucking business has certainly been hard on my business.  I’m glad we cut back”.


What should have our hot dog salesman done? He should have said to his son, “Good hot dogs will always sell.  Go get a job.”


Like GOOD HOT DOGS, GOOD TRUCKING SERVICE will always sell.  


You have seen some trucking companies struggle recently, and will see more.  We have a strong position in the industry.  We are not competing with the big boys who will cannibalize one and other; we have a stable customer base that requires extra service.  Excellent trucking service will always be in demand and always command a fair price. 


By continuing quality service, investing in good people, and staying current with technology we will prosper at a time when others may not.

Keep your heads in the game and don’t listen to all the negative junk out on the highways.  Someone will always need to have freight hauled.  It may as well be us hauling it!

Thanks for the Hard Work and Good Jobs.

Dennis Arfsten

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Women in Trucking
We, at Arfsten Transfer, have recently joined “Women in Trucking”.  This is an organization to promote and support women in the trucking industry.  There is a stereotype that women are not truckers.  I am telling you, there is nothing further from the truth.  There are several trucking companies, freight brokers, truck dealers and front-line vendors with women in the top positions.  Our lives, personal, professional, spiritual, physical and health are guided by the women in our lives are not only important, but essential in the trucking industry.  In our little organization we have women in essential roles managing the office, doing the billing, working in H/R and operations.  We have had some women “over the road” drivers and had very good experience with them.  Women are safe, on time, follow instructions, get good fuel mileage, put on miles, provide customer service, take care of my equipment as good or better than many of their male counter parts.  Here at Arfsten Transfer we are making an effort to make this a safe comfortable place of all the women in our organization and especially any women drivers that consider working for us.  We have modern clean equipment, will provide a membership to WIT, allow a pet to travel in the truck, provide personal protection devise in the truck and get you home on weekends.  See the country and earn $50 to $80,000 a year.  *SEE LINK ON THE LEFT

Trucking Careers ~ Good Jobs

 The trucking industry, like so many others, is reeling with a shortage of personnel. The US economy relies on quality transportation to move goods in and out of manufacturing facilities, energy distribution, food distribution and people movement. If trucking fails the US economy fails, people lose jobs and food is not available.


  When I was growing up my father wore a cap that looked like a policeman’s hat and he proudly displayed his “Chauffeur’s Badge” on the front of it. Truck drivers were the princes of the road. Many were former service men from WW II with a deep commitment to God, family and country. They were considered professionals and paid well.


  Today’s drivers are still the most professional drivers on the road. They constantly receive training, must pass medical qualifications and be drug free. These heroes manage not only the road and the truck, but the customers they serve, stay in DOT compliance with one of the most regulated industries in the country, manage the hours they work, drive through snow, wind, rain storms, tornadoes and road construction to get the groceries to your store, the material to your factory so they can open on Monday morning and each morning.


  If you are considering a new career, consider the trucking industry. We have good jobs. Today’s drivers earn between $60K and 90K a year and salaries are rising. These are good jobs. Technicians are also in high demand. Careers with for hire and private fleets as office support, maintenance and operations are all rewarding. Modern technology is constantly being introduced. You don’t need a

4 year college degree or $60,000 student loan. You do need to work hard and commit to learning and perfecting a craft. These are good jobs! Women and veterans have the right stuff to succeed and make great drivers and employees.

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DRIVERS WANTED Join our great team!
A Trusted Legacy of Service, Safety and Friends
Arfsten Transfer, Inc. is looking for OTR truck drivers.
We are in need of regional (home weekly) and long-haul (out 3–10 days)
drivers. Must have at least 2 years of verifiable tractor/trailer experience.
Many perks include retirement plan, health insurance, safety bonus, fuel
bonus, life insurance, and short term disability for OTR drivers. Must
have good driving record, be able to pass a DOT physical, and pre-
employment drug screen.
Come work for a company that will value your service.
Call Dennis at 320-774-0036. Please complete a preliminary application
on the Career Opportunities page on this website.
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We're Proud of Our Million Mile Drivers
Phil C. - 1.1 million miles
Gary F. - 3.1 million miles
F David J. - 1.3 million miles
Kevin L. - 1.8 million miles
Doug P. - 2.2 million miles
Randy R. - 2.3 million miles
Wayne S. - 1.3 million miles
Mike S. - 2.9 million miles
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SmartWay Transport Partner

Arfsten Transfer, Inc. is an official SmartWay Transport Partner. SmartWay is sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to encourage truck carriers to work toward more cost-efficient and environmentally efficient freight transportation. The methods used to save fuel and create less pollution include; more efficient diesel engines, low rolling resistance tires, and tractor and trailer “aero” equipment.
Watch this heartwarming story about a son and his dad's truck.  
It's from Finding Minnesota on WCCO.   Truck story
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