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

Falcon Transport Faces Employee Lawsuit After Closure

Falcon Transport truck Falcon Transport was bought by Los Angeles-based CounterPoint Capital Partners on Sept. 29, 2017. (TT file photo)

A Youngstown, Ohio-based trucking company laid off about 550 employees on April 27, only a year and a half after being purchased by a Los Angeles investment firm, and is now facing an employee lawsuit.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder to Shutter California Distribution Center, Lay Off 145 Workers

Ryder JB Reed/ Bloomberg News

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System will cease operations at its Moreno Valley, Calif., distribution center, leading to layoffs for 145 employees there.

Jack Katzanek | The Press Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Layoffs Hit Chicago Switching Yard Amid National Cost-Cutting Moves, Union Says

CSX Train Franklin Campbell/Flickr

Railroad giant CSX, which is under fire from regulators for operating changes that have disrupted its freight service nationwide, laid off more than 6o employees this week at its primary Chicago switching yard, according to the workers’ union.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
August 10, 2017

U.S. Xpress Laying Off 100 in Tennessee, Georgia

U.S. Xpress trucks Kentucky John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises said it is laying off 100 employees — all nondrivers — at two southeastern locations, citing a change in “company focus.”

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2017