A family-owned trucking company that has been in business for 92 years announced that it will soon be shutting its doors.
On Tuesday, Nashua Motor Express, Inc., of Nashua, New Hampshire, informed its 30 employees of the closure.
“We hesitated to close the business because of our wonderful employees,” Diana Juris told The Telegraph. “Our drivers, our girls in the office, you can’t beat them and that was a very hard decision because of them.”
Juris told The Telegraph that the company plans to sell its small fleet of trucks and trailers. After the sale of the company’s assets, the company will take on a new life as Nashua Logistics & Transportation Services, LLC, a logistics company.
Juris says that trucking has changed too much over the years– regulations, diesel costs, etc.– making it harder for smaller companies to stay in business.
“What we’re finding is the rules and regulations are getting tougher, which I suppose is rightly so because of the industry,” Juris said. “We’re on the road. It’s a safety situation. Insurance prices are going up, as they do for everyone, but we’re also finding our manufacturing firms are not having the business – they’re not producing the materials as much as they used to be,” Juris told The Telegraph.
“You can ask anybody about that. It has changed drastically. We just decided that it was time,” she said.