Penske Logistics is permanently closing a facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana because of a local trucking contract termination with a customer.
The shutdown will impact 80 employees, most of whom are truckers - effectively adding to the ongoing driver shortage that the industry is currently facing.
According to Commercial Carrier Journal, the company had to file a statement of the closure to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the WARN Act). The U.S. labor law requires that employers with 100 or more employees provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of layoffs.
“This required WARN notice was issued by Penske Logistics in response to a recent local trucking contract termination. As we have extensive trucking operations, Penske Logistics is working to identify other potential employment opportunities for these employees at other locations within the company once this contract concludes July 20.”