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Company: We didn’t tell truckers about shutdown because we wanted to get paid

May 17, 2019 at 08:01 AM CST

An Ohio trucking company that recently shut their doors for good says they didn’t tell their workers or state officials about the mass layoff because doing so would have hurt their chances of obtaining further funding. On April 27, Youngstown, Ohio-based trucking company Falcon Transport Co. notified its hundreds of truck drivers via text message to let them know that the company was closing down and that they must stop working immediately. Several of the company’s drivers were reportedly stranded on the road without a way to get home when they received the text message, while others reported that their fuel cards stopped working and that they were not paid on time.