One hundred drivers laid off as Texas company shutters trucking division

A Texas logistics company says that they are closing their trucking division in order to focus on rail transportation.

Dallas, Texas-based Trinity Logistics Group will be permanently closing, the company confirmed to CDLLife via email.

According to FMCSA’s SAFER website, Trinity Logistics Group employs 102 drivers and operates 150 power units. The company specialized in flatbed and heavy haul services.

Trinity Logistics Group is a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., which provided transportation, construction, and industrial products and services.

Jack Todd, Vice President, Public Affairs, Trinity Industries, Inc. provided a statement on the company’s decision to shutter their trucking business:

As a result of the Company’s shift from a multi-industry company to a rail operating company, Trinity Industries’ transportation and logistics needs have changed significantly. To align our U.S. transportation and logistics strategy with our business strategy, Trinity has made the decision to transition our logistics needs to third party carriers.  Trinity would like to thank all of the Trinity Logistic Group drivers, mechanics, and logistics professionals for their hard work and dedication to delivering products timely and safely to our Trinity businesses and customers over the years.

Todd also said that laid off workers were provided with compensation as they transition to other jobs. “Employees impacted by this strategic decision were provided with competitive job transition compensation and benefits. Additionally, this transition did not meet the requirements for a WARN notification,” he said.

A WARN notification requires employers who are laying off more than 100 workers to provide at least 60 days notice.

Over the last two years, hundreds of trucking companies closed permanently, including Falcon TransportLME, NEMF, and Celadon.