Trucking apocalypse continues: California truckload carrier latest victim. Regulations blamed.Market conditions and CARB cited for failure reason
The trucking apocalypse is upon us and it has taken its latest victim. This time, itâ€™s a 40-year-old carrier out of California. Timmerman Starlite Trucking, Inc. of Ceres, California announced that it would be shutting down, placing 30 employees into the unemployment line effective immediately. Ceres is a suburb of Modesto, California, a mid-sized city 100 miles east of San Francisco. Starlite had a fleet of 30 trucks, 150 trailers and 28 drivers, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data.
We tried to provide a healthy work environment for our employees and give them the best wages and benefits we could,â€ Bell said. â€œBut in the end, the rates that were available did not support the cost structure needed to compensate our employees appropriately.â€