450-Truck Carrier Reportedly Abruptly Shuts Down After 41 Years in Business
Burr Ridge, IL – A carrier that has been a fixture in the dry and liquid bulk market for four decades has reportedly abruptly called it quits.
According to multiple sources claiming to have direct knowledge, Dillon Logistics ceased operations as of midnight on Tuesday.
The latest data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicates Dillon Logistics operated 323 power units and employed 342 drivers.
Word of the imminent closure began to spread on social media on Tuesday afternoon as employees and drivers began to sound off about the situation.
The company’s Facebook page has since been deactivated and no official statement has been released.
However, at the time of publication, Dillon’s LinkedIn profile page remains online and states the company is seeking to fill 330 job openings.
As recently as August, Dillon’s driver recruiting advertising indicated owner operators could expect to earn $145-175,000 per year.
Additionally, a $4,000 sign-on bonus was being promoted for hazmat drivers with $3,000 to be paid out in the first six months.
The company was founded in 1980 by Jeff Dillon and built its success on its asphalt hauling services.
“The legacy of our business lies in our asphalt services and we have been recognized as a prominent asphalt carrier for 25 states,” the company’s website states. “What once started with a single truck has now matured into a vast fleet of insulated liquid asphalt and pneumatic trailers servicing road builders, asphalt plants, roofing shingle plants and refineries.”
So far, attempts to reach top company officials have been unsuccessful.
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