Missouri Trucking Company Files for Bankruptcy After USPS Cuts Back Mail-Hauling Contracts

A Missouri-based trucking company that contracted with the US Postal Service to transport mail recently ceased operations and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to Freight Waves. Rooney Trucking Inc., a family-owned company based in Polo, MO, filed its petition in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri. Attorney Ryan Blay told FreightWaves that “fuel and labor expenses were certainly issues that affected Rooney Trucking Inc.” “The bigger issue, though, was the decision by the U.S. Postal Service to take away some routes and cancel certain contracts,” Blay said. “The business couldn’t function profitably with a restricted income stream. This was the biggest factor in deciding to declare bankruptcy for the company.” In its filing, the trucking company states that it will be unable to fulfill its 14-month contract to haul U.S. mail within a 150-mile radius of Kansas City, Missouri, “due to expected loss of staff as a result of bankruptcy filing and prior cuts to service from USPS.”

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