LME Just closed the doors

Discussion in 'Truckers News' started by WSM1969, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    ^local 120??? Thankfully I’m on highway heavy pension now...

    LME is a #### hole company and the owner and his wife need to be in jail.

    Closed down to get the union out and buys a new warehouse and a 100 tractors and starts a scab company and calls it FLE.

    I don’t know why anyone in Minneapolis would work for him. I see why people would in other places though. A lot of the terminals were in the boondocks with not much opportunity around.
     
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  2. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    Im curious to see whos next closing their doors maybe celadon.
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

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    Celadon has been dying for like three years now. So strange they've still hung on.
     
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  4. WSM1969

    WSM1969 Bobtail Member

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    This story just keeps getting better. Lakeville Motor Express, LME, FLE, and now apparently there is a tie in with Estes, who has been brought in to deliver the freight left behind after they threw us out in the street, and kept 3 weeks of our pay in their pockets.
     
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  5. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    MC-400053
     
  6. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Just uccured to me.
    I don't see many of their trucks anymore.
     
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  7. BJW

    BJW Bobtail Member

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    Our Ops Manager was told he would get his check after he inventoried our terminal(RVT308).
     
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  8. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    How nice of them.
    Maybe if the drivers go clean out and wash
    Their trucks by hand, they'll get the 3 weeks
    Pay owed to them.
     
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  9. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Maybe a final push to salvage as much as possible before they closed their doors? It's like hiring a few last minute guys to lower the remaining life rafts of the Titanic. They probably never intended to pay them either.
     
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  10. jmz

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    I hope someone makes them pay their employees what they’re owed. It’s no coincidence that they chose to shut down at the last possible moment before payroll was due, in order to squeeze out as much free work as possible.

    What did they have to pay for that was so critical that they decided to use payroll and customer payments for shipments they didn’t plan on delivering? Yeah there’s the court ruling that they owe a bunch of money towards, but they could have still paid everyone and then filed bankruptcy. I bet what happened is the owners decided to pocket everything and walk away.
     
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