Ohio-based Falcon Transport has apparently ceased operations, notifying its drivers over the weekend to stop working because the company was no longer operating, according to a local Ohio Fox affiliate.
The message to drivers read:
“We regret to inform you that Falcon Transport Co. is not able to continue operations and we will be shutting down effective today. Please stop any work you are doing for the company immediately. You are not expected to return to work. Please be on the lookout for further information we will be sending regarding this situation.”
The sudden end to operations may have been partly caused by the closing of a General Motors Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio which shut down in March. Falcon hauled vehicles and other products for the nearby plant.
Drivers were reportedly left stranded in the field with some drivers finding fuel cards were no longer working and arriving to the fleet’s facilities to find out it was locked and their key cards were deactivated.
According to Falcon Transport’s website, the Youngstown-based company has been in operation for over 100 years, hauling for steel mills, automakers and moving commodities for large businesses.
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