Ford to Cut 1,400 US Salaried Jobs in Reorganization

Ford is cutting 1,400 salaried jobs. (Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 5% of its U.S. salaried workers as part of a sweeping reorganization, which could include layoffs, in a move to help the automaker reverse its declining fortunes.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Volvo Announces Plan to Cut 4,100 From Workforce

Trucks roll on assembly line at a Volvo plant in Sweden Trucks roll on the assembly line at a Volvo manufacturing plant in Sweden. Of the 4,100 positions Volvo is cutting, 1,250 are located in Sweden. (Volvo Group)

Volvo Group will reduce its white-collar workforce by 4,100 starting in the second half of the year as it confronts lower demand during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2020

U.S. Steel Foreshadows Blue-Collar Pain With 2,700 Layoffs

U.S. Steel Steel coils sit outside at the U.S. Steel Granite City Works facility in Granite City, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Steel Corp. expects to lay off about 2,700 employees as the virus forces the company to idle most of its blast furnaces.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2020
Government, Business

Industry Leaders: Celadon Drivers, Others Recently Laid Off Likely to Find Work

layoffs In the first nine months of 2019, according to Broughton Capital, 795 trucking firms shut down, more than in all of 2018 when 310 companies shut their doors. (Chalirmpoj Pimpisarn/Getty Images)

Recent headlines concerning the trucking industry’s economy have been somewhat foreboding, but industry leaders are optimistic workers laid off can find new jobs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 12, 2019

Employees of Closed Carrier LME Are Losing Hope They'll Get Paid

LME employees may never receive back pay. LME trucks. (LME Inc.)

Two months after less-than-truckload carrier LME of New Brighton, Minn., abruptly shut down, former employees told Transport Topics that they have not received back pay and bonuses they were promised, and fear they may never see this money.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

Schneider Lays Off 107 Workers in California

Schneider MoDOT/Flickr

Schneider National Carriers will lay off 107 employees at a Fontana, Calif., distribution terminal, the result of a failed home-delivery operation it launched three years ago.

Jack Katzanek | The Press Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
August 30, 2019

Comcar Industries Looks to Hire Former LME Drivers

Two weeks after LME Inc. abruptly shut down its trucking operations in the Upper Midwest, leaving several hundred employees, including drivers, without jobs, another trucking company is looking to hire those drivers.

July 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota Carrier LME Abruptly Closes Doors


New Brighton, Minn., carrier LME abruptly shut down 30 delivery terminals July 11, leaving hundreds of workers laid off with no notice and at least some unpaid.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 12, 2019
Business, Top 100

A Trucking Industry Veteran's Family Comments on Bygone Age at New England Motor Freight

George Casiano George Casiano worked at NEMF for 29 years before the company ceased operations. (Submitted photo)

Ashley Casiano writes about the larger issues surrounding her father's job loss when New England Motor Freight ceased operation.

June 24, 2019
Business, Logistics

Nestle US Unit to Cut 4,000 Jobs by Stopping Direct-to-Store Delivery

Nestle Adrian Moser/Associated Press

Nestle SA’s U.S. unit will lay off about 4,000 workers as it stops delivering frozen pizza and ice cream directly to stores and instead transitions to a warehouse model that’s becoming an industry standard for major food companies looking to trim costs.

Deena Shanker | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2019