Family-owned flatbed carrier is the latest trucking company to close

An Alabama carrier is the latest victim of a flurry of trucking company closures on 2019.

Carney Trucking

An Alabama carrier that describes itself as a family-first Christian business has closed its doors, according to reports.

Gilbertown, Alabama-based trucking company Carney Trucking closed down for good on July 31, 2019.

The company employed 25 truck drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) SAFER website.

Company owner David Carney told Freightwaves that one of their drivers was involved in a serious crash last year, which sent insurance rates so high that the company could not afford to stay in business.

CDLLife has reached out to Carney Trucking for comment and this article will be updated with any response.

Carney Trucking was founded in 1983 and on the company’s website, they say that they are a “Christian based, family owned business.”

So far, 2019 has seen the closure of several trucking companies both large and small including Falcon Transport, NEMF, and LME Inc.

Two California-based trucking companies closed in the last month alone — Terrill Transportation and Starlite Trucking. Starlite cited the cost of upgrading equipment along with state and federal regulations as the reasons behind the shut down.

Anderson, Indiana-based trucking company A.L.A. Trucking Inc. closed in June and company owner Alan P. Adams said that he was also forced to close after 42 years in business due to skyrocketing insurance costs.

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