A new report indicates that a Kansas City-based trucking company has plans to lay off over 400 employees who work at a Kentucky terminal in the next few weeks.
On Thursday, February 21, Kansas City, Missouri-based auto transporter Jack Cooper Transport Co. Inc filed a WARN notice indicating that the company will lay off 425 Louisville, Kentucky employees by April 21, 2019.
Legal documents indicate that all of the affected employees have already been notified of the planned layoffs and that the layoffs will be permanent. A large percentage of the soon-to-be laid off employees are yard workers and none of the laid off workers are truck drivers.
The layoffs are coming because Jack Cooper Transport Co. Inc. plans to stop all yard management operations at their Louisville terminal permanently. The company says that it does intend to continue its auto hauler operations out of that terminal.
A WARN notice (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988) is a 60 day notice period that is required by U.S. labor law when a company plans to lay off more than 100 workers.
Jack Cooper Transport Co. Inc was founded in 1928 and currently operates 1700 trucks out of more than 50 terminals in the United States and Canada.