Out of business? No answer at Illinois trucking company

By Terry Scruton, "Land Line Now" senior correspondent | Friday, March 20, 2015

Morton, Ill.-based Star Leasing Services – formerly known as Star Transport – has apparently closed its doors. According to several news reports, the company closed on Monday, March 16, leaving about 50 office employees and possibly many drivers out of work.

The company began leasing its 300-truck fleet to Swift Transportation back in 2013. The Peoria Journal Star reports that Swift personnel came to Star on Monday and told employees the company was shutting down due to a broken lease.

Approximately 250 drivers were reportedly offered the chance to keep their trucks and drive for Swift.

There was no information posted on the company’s website and there was no answer at the company’s phone number.

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