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Illinois carrier sacks drivers, shutters Wisconsin terminal on short notice

SIXTY-ONE truck drivers were among a total of 70 employees who only received three days' notice that Black Horse Carriers Inc was permanently shuttering its terminal in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

11 March 2020 - 19:00

SIXTY-ONE truck drivers were among a total of 70 employees who only received three days' notice that Black Horse Carriers Inc was permanently shuttering its terminal in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

The closure is in response to a customer's decision to 'discontinue business' with the carrier at its Pewaukee location, stated Nancy Brooks, director of human resources for the company in its notice to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.



According to Wisconsin's Business Closing and Mass Layoff Law (WBCML), in some cases employers with more than 50 employees must provide written notice 60 calendar days in advance of a business closing or mass layoff or reduction in hours, reports New York's FreightWaves.



However, Black Horse Carriers may have been exempted under a portion of the law about exceptions, including 'unforeseeable business circumstances'.



Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, Black Horse Carriers is one of the nation's largest dedicated fleet providers, with around 3,140 company drivers and 2,490 power units, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SAFER website.


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