New England Motor Freight is shutting its doors after announcing Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. The company has been in business since 1918, growing to be the 19th largest LTL carrier with revenues of $402 million in 2017, over 10,000 pieces of equipment, 40 terminals and 1,300 drivers. (1)
Earlier this month, Javier Macias filed a suit against Garner Trucking for an accident occurring on Nov. 15, 2017 in which his 2007 Honda Civic was struck by cargo that had fallen off of one of Garner Trucking’s tractor trailers. Macias, who was seriously injured, is looking for $100,000 in compensation.(1)
Earlier this month, thieves stole a chassis container trailer of footwear from a warehouse yard in Torrance, CA. Without releasing the location of the theft or brand of products, authorities noted that the shoes, which consisted of both men’s and women’s sneakers, had a retail value of over $100 per pair, placing the load of 10,728 pairs at over $1 million.
Last week, police arrested 31-year-old truck driver John Manuel for stealing close to $200,000 worth of electronics destined for Walmart. Upon delivering to the Louisiana store, Walmart employees noted 90 televisions and sound bars to be missing from load. Authorities discovered that Manuel was stealing the merchandise and selling them on Craigslist. He is currently being held without bail.1