Owners to Shut Down Colorado Trucking Company After Almost 40 Years in Business
Greeley, CO – After almost 40 years in business, Colorado-based H. H. Williams Trucking is ceasing operations by the end of the month.
Rumors of the carrier’s closure began circulating on social media Wednesday.
On Thursday, a company representative confirmed to Transportation Nation Network (TNN) that employees were notified today that the owners intend to wind down business operations and close by the end of January.
The representative said the news was a “surprise” and has barely even sunk in yet.
“Some of our drivers don’t even know yet,” the representative said.
Owners Howard and Cheryl Williams, who are both in their 70’s, are shutting the company down because they want to retire, the source said.
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the company operates 23 power units and employs 23 drivers.
It currently has a “Satisfactory” safety rating.
The company hauls general and refrigerated freight along with household goods.
According to its website, the company has had a dedicated contract with Walmart for more than 30 years.
“The loads are drop and hook from the distribution center to the stores in Colorado, Wyoming, North and South Dakota and Montana,” the website states.
The carrier says its reefer fleet operates along the West coast and in the Northwest.
The company representative says the Williams’s are known for treating their employees well.
“They’ve always taken really good care of their employees,” she said.
Howard nor Cheryl Williams were available for comment.
Photo courtesy of H. H. Williams Trucking
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