On Friday, CR Enland laid off 81 employees.
According to KSL, the Utah-based carrier issued a memo from the company’s chief executive officer Chad England stating that the trucking industry has struggled this year “due to a stagnant economy, increasing federal regulations and a tightening market for drivers.”
In the memo, England states that he company is “scaling back” its cost structure saying it is the “responsible business strategy in difficult times.”
“Unfortunately, we found that the size of our non-driver workforce must be adjusted to be consistent with the amount of freight we are able to haul in this environment,” the memo continued.
The layoffs affected less than 1% of the company’s 8, 245 employees and owner operators and those who were let go were offered severance packages, England said.
“As we fight our way through this, we will become a stronger company. During difficult times, it is critical that we focus on the principles that have been a big part of our company for almost a century: hard work, cost control, teamwork, fantastic service, safety and innovation,” the memo concluded.