Join the free TruckingTrend newsletter to see the latest news first.
The no-fluff trucking stories you need to see.
Latest News Top Stories Videos Traffic Weather

GXO Logistics to lay off 211 workers at Memphis facility

GXO Logistics Supply Chain, deemed the world's biggest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced plans to permanently lay off 211 workers and shut down a Memphis facility by April 27, 2024, according to state filings in Tennessee.

The big picture: This move comes after the company discontinues operations with a customer in the Memphis area. The layoffs will begin March 6, impacting the facility located at 4795 Imagination Dr. in Memphis.

But, but, but: The company assures laid-off employees they'll have the chance to apply for open positions or transfer to other GXO locations.

  • GXO employs over 130,000 people across more than 970 facilities globally.
  • The Greater Memphis Local Workforce Development Area's rapid response team has been alerted to help those affected.
  • What's next: GXO's spokesperson said that the company's priority is ensuring impacted workers are supported during this transition. Meanwhile, the logistics industry is paying close attention to the shifting tides of big-scale business contracts.

    Falls Township considers 'trucker village' amid traffic surge from trade center

    Falls Township in Pennsylvania evaluates the creation of a 'trucker village' to support the increased truck traffic from the Keystone Trade Center, offering services like parking and repairs while addressing local infrastructure concerns.
    Read more ⟶

    Senator Cruz's bill aims to protect trade at US ports of entry

    Senator Ted Cruz's proposed bill aims to protect U.S. ports of entry from closures that disrupt truckers' ability to maintain crucial trade flows, backed by industry support amid economic and border security debates.
    Read more ⟶

    Oregon truckers sue state over disproportionate road taxes

    Oregon truckers file lawsuit against the state for disproportionate road taxes, highlighting an imbalance where they pay one-third of the motorist taxes despite being only 15% of vehicle population.
    Read more ⟶