Transportation management firm Ahern and Associates has set up a free crisis hotline where owners of trucking companies hit hard by the economy can receive a complimentary one-hour consultation.

The hotline is manned by experienced auditors, many of whom are ex-presidents and CEOs of trucking and logistics companies.

Most economists agree that the recent economy has had an especially adverse effect on the transportation industry as a whole. Ahern's new hotline will provide some initial guidance to afflicted owners of trucking or logistics companies who are experiencing problems with the following issues:

* Cash flow management
* Receivable financing
* Too many empty miles
* Low revenue per mile
* Violations of bank covenants
* 940 and 941 tax liabilities
* Delinquent equipment payments

While not business brokers, Ahern and Associates has had a hand in selling over 300 companies and has provided trucking company owners with valuable advice on either salvaging their current operations by returning to profitability or preparing the company for sale.

Ahern and Associates' CEO Andy Ahern has intimate knowledge of the emotional and financial roller coaster that many business owners experience in today's climate and feels this is a way for him to provide some relief and give back to his industry. "I know there are a lot of trucking companies out there who are really struggling and feel they have nowhere to turn outside of bankruptcy. That's simply not the case as we've helped dozens of companies right the ship--we urge you to give us a call, you're not alone."

To receive a complimentary one hour consultation, call
602-242-1030 Ext. 201 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.