What happened to New Century trucking?

The trucking company New Century Transportation is shutting down and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. According to Transport Topics newspaper, New Century was ranked the 45th largest truckload carrier in the U.S and Canada by revenue last year, with $127 million in business.

Why trucking companies are closing?

A Shortage of Qualified Drivers As a trucking company has fewer drivers available to them to move freight for their customers, the less they can scale business. And in the worst cases, possibly be forced to close their doors.

Are trucking companies shutting down?

According to FreightWaves, in the first half of 2019, 640 freight companies have shut down. On average, the companies had around 30 drivers, resulting in over 20,000 trucks being removed from the roads. In all of 2018, 310 trucking companies closed down.

When did New Century go out of business?

Brad Morrice’s firm, New Century Financial Corp., was the first major subprime lender to go bankrupt in 2007.

Is New England Motor Freight still in business?

On February 11, 2019, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy citing rising overhead costs and a shortage of drivers, officially closing its doors one year later.

How many trucking companies have went out of business in 2020?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced more than 3,000 trucking companies out of business in 2020 — a significant leap from about 1,000 the year prior — as the early months of the global health crisis proved too difficult for some in the industry to withstand.

Who is the biggest trucking company in the US?

United Parcel Service
100 Largest Trucking Companies

Rank Revenue (millions) Company Name
1 24,800.00 United Parcel Service
2 $2,900.00 Yellow Freight System
3 $2,700.00 Schneider
4 $2,654.10 Roadway Express

Are truck drivers becoming obsolete?

Truck drivers may be replaced by automated technology as early as 2027. According to the researchers, artificial intelligence could be maneuvering trucks on the road within the next decade. According to the Los Angeles Times, 1.7 million American truckers could be replaced by self-driving trucks over the next decade.

Who bought New Century Mortgage?

Carrington Capital Management, LLC
New Century’s mortgage billing and collections unit was sold to Carrington Capital Management, LLC, for $188 million. History: Founded by three subprime industry veterans, New Century went public in 1997, survived the subprime crash of the late 1990s, and rocketed to the top in less than a decade.