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    Our Legacy

Our History

In 1960, Chicago police officer Robert Trinski and his wife Shirley opened the doors to a small, family-owned marina that manufactured and repaired boat engines in an effort to provide a better life for their family.

Six years later, Robert was tasked with hauling a friend’s boat back from the Chicago Boat Show; without even realizing it, he’d set in motion a plan for his family’s future, launching a transportation arm to his marina.

More than 60 years later, The Arrow Group has only continued to evolve and grow, earning a much-deserved reputation as the number one heavy hauling company to rely on.

Professional truck drivers not only meet, but exceed company-set standards, ensuring reliable, quick and safe hauling.

It’s the greatest company in the world. And it’s because of the whole team.

Michael Trinski, President and CEO

It’s the greatest company in the world. And it’s because of the whole team. The drivers – that are on our front lines and show who we are – to maintenance, dispatch, and our office staff, to the weakest link, which is me, jokes company owner, Michael Trinski. Our strength is the people we are associated with,” he continues. “And everyone I work with is always trying to do better.

Leadership that Drives the Way Forward

Trinski has served as a core part of the company for as long as he can remember. He started out wielding a broom, sweeping the floors of the marina to help out his dad. Throughout the years, he worked within all positions at the company and became the driving force behind a business that’s proven it can successfully adapt and change.

What began as a marina expanded into Arrow Transport, and then into Arrow Specialized Carriers. Now, the ever-evolving company also offers Arrow Sand and Gravel, the Arrow Tire Center, and will soon be expanding its services into groceries and personal care items.

We’re really working at bringing our company into the 21st century and the way we are doing it is the right way, says Trinski. Everyone needs the basics, such as tissue and water, and we sit in the Chicago- Milwaukee corridor, which is an ideal spot and continues to grow.

Customer Service that Exceeds Expectations, Every Time

Driver safety and happiness aside, customer service is a number one priority for Arrow.

We pride ourselves on customer service, being part of customer solutions, and having something that nobody else has. We will always exceed customer needs, and we try to build the business on that focus with everything we do, says Trinski.

Service, he continues, is the bottom line. It’s about being able to pick up the ball if someone else drops it, being flexible, foreseeing problems in their supply chain, and being able to bring them solutions. We spot problems customers may have missed, and take a proactive approach to client management.

A Family of Drivers

Trinski and the leadership team inherently know they’d be nowhere without their dedicated and skilled team of drivers, and so, they are all treated like part of the family.

This is the God’s honest truth, says Trinski. When drivers need help – whatever it may be – we help. As long as they treat us like family, we will treat them like family. We stand behind them 100 percent. We help them with their needs, to help them keep rolling, to help them keep prospering.

Whether you’re a driver looking for employment, or a potential customer, we look forward to working with you!

Photo captions:

  • 1. Jeff Brand and Mike Trinski, in 1968 hauling the River Queen.
  • 2. Ron Fortin and Howard Muchlnickel, hauling a 50 foot Sea Ray boat in 1995.
  • 3. 1980, Mike Mc Connell in the Tank Division.
  • 4. Ron Jameson, hauling parts for a nuclear power plant in the 1990’s, across country.
  • 5. 1990, Mike Trinski, on a dump job on the Chain O Lakes.
  • 6. John Dutze, Recruiting local families, at a High School Job Fair, in 1996.

Privacy Policy

Arrow Marine Transport Inc. and Arrow Specialized Carriers Inc., it subsidiaries or affiliates, Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site for our product and services.

What information do we collect?

When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose for the purposes of gainful employment, and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

How do we use information that you provide us?

Broadly speaking we use personal information for the purposes of analyzing your application for employment. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time that you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at info@arrowtransport.com.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

We only share information with third parties for the purposes of evaluating an applicant for employment, this is only done after you sign a release on line.

How do we protect your information?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For that reason, we request that you do not send information to us by email. All applications for employment are on a secure website.

Certain Disclosures

We may disclosure your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties: (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site, and /or our Affiliated Parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Site, us, or third parties.

What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our privacy policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our website, is subject to that websites own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

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The Arrow Group