Decker Truck Lines hiring drivers from defunct Umthun

| 3/22/2002

When Umthun Trucking closed its doors March 1, Decker Truck Lines began serving the defunct trucking company's former customers at Umthun's request. Decker took its agreement one step further by hiring most of Umthun's drivers.

In a press release, Decker President Donald L. Decker said he expects a very large percentage of Umthun's estimated 300 drivers to join Decker. He added that the two companies have been providing similar services for "many decades and it is a natural fit to expand Decker's workforce with Umthun's employees, drivers and owner-operators."