C.H. Robinson slashes over 50% of US sales team, sources say

Truck brokerage giant C.H. Robinson Worldwide laid off around 80 members of its remaining 150 sales representatives in the U.S. on Thursday, according to sources familiar with the cuts.

The source said the sales division of the publicly traded brokerage has slashed U.S. sales jobs by around 89% over the past six years as it turned its focus from its people to embracing technology.

“We once had about 650 sales reps in the U.S. divisions, but that number dropped as C.H. Robinson’s focus switched...


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Shuttered California LTL carrier files for bankruptcy

Tony's Express trailers

Less-than-truckload carrier Tony’s Express of Fontana, California, has filed for bankruptcy protection, nearly three months after it abruptly ceased operations by notifying around 200 truck drivers, warehouse workers and office personnel via text message that they no longer had jobs.

John H. Ohle, president and sole shareholder of Tony’s Express, bought the company in May 2023 from brothers Anthony “Tony” Raluy and George Raluy. Their father started the business in 1954.

Less than a year after...


Recruiting passive drivers via Seated Social – Taking the Hire Road

Alex Carpenter, president of Seated Social, sat down with Taking the Hire Road host Jeremy Reymer to discuss the ways Seated Social focuses on quality recruitment leads and how that ultimately benefits drivers, recruiters and trucking companies.

Carpenter’s career path was a winding one, beginning with three deployments to Iraq in the U.S. Marine Corps. When he rejoined the civilian workforce, he sought the same kind of camaraderie and purpose that he had in the military.

Eventually, his career...


Texas-based U.S. Logistics Solutions files for bankruptcy liquidation

Texas-based U.S. Logistics Solutions has filed for bankruptcy liquidation, stating that its lender pulled the plug on its funding, which forced the company to shutter operations Thursday and left a disputed number of truck drivers, dock and warehouse workers, and sales and office personnel without jobs.

In a statement to FreightWaves Tuesday, a spokesperson for Ten Oaks Group, the private equity firm that owned the company, said its “third-party lender refused to move forward with financial...


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