The major trucking company is sold due to lack of drivers
On Tuesday Rush Trucking, a major Michigan-based company, announced that it had been sold to competitors from New York.
Rush Trucking ceased operations at the end of 2020. According to the owner of the Michigan-based hauler Andra Rush, the reason was ” the COVID-19 impact and the continual driver’s shortage.”
Rush Trucking was one of the largest companies in the trucking industry. It was the primary carrier for Ford Motor Company for years. Rush Trucking had 354 trucks and employed 374 drivers.
The company has now been sold to the New York-based trucking company Lavalle Transportation.
Below is Rush’s full statement.
“RTC has proudly serviced the automotive industry for over 35 years. With Covid-19′s impact and the continual driver shortage, it became even clearer that the automotive focused segment of the trucking industry required consolidation. I collaborated with RTC’s major customers to ensure a smooth transition of the RTC business to new providers occurred while maintaining the quality of service, and ensuring continued employment opportunities existed for our employees.
As you know, I have other businesses that serve the auto industry, and I am very excited about Dakkota Integrated Systems’ new growth opportunities here in Detroit and Hazel Park, MI, where, along with my team we are aggressively working to continue to meet our customer expectations while providing meaningful employment in historically underserved communities.
We appreciate their continued support of Dakkota in our joint pursuit of optimization of the triple bottom line. 3P as it is sometimes referenced: “People, Profit and Planet” is a core value of Dakkota, and it’s aligned with our major customers Ford, GM, Stellantis and Toyota’s values as well.
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