Family-owned trucking company reportedly fails just days before Christmas

Multiple sources say that a mid-sized Ohio-based trucking company has shut down for good just before the Christmas holiday.

Akron, Ohio-based trucking company GDS Express closed down for good on December 17, according to several sources including Truckers News.

Additionally, the company’s Google My Business listing shows that the company is “Permanently Closed.”

According to the FMCSA’s SAFER website, the company operated 75 trucks and employed 75 truck drivers.

Posts made to a Facebook group for stranded Celadon drivers called the CELADON CLOSURE ASSISTANCE GROUP reported that fuel cards had been shut off. The company’s website states: “GDS has been profitable every year it has been in business. Payroll is direct deposited every week – without worry. Trucking is a tough business, and we believe the last thing you need to worry about is whether or not your check will clear.”

The news comes soon after the trucking industry was rocked by the closure of Indiana-based mega-carrier Celadon — a sudden shut down that left approximately 3,000 out of work.

This is a developing story.

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