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New England Motor Freight is no more.
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:55:25 PM »
http://www.nemf.com/new-england-motor-freight-files-voluntary-chapter-11-petition/


They have file for bankruptcy and are winding down operations as of today

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New England Motor Freight is no more.
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:55:25 PM »

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 02:14:02 PM »
 :o. Didn't they do this once before? ??? Guess the high dollar Petes they bought drained more money out of the company then the old R model Macks they ran. Hate to see any company go under but comments I've read for years haven't been too kind as to NEMF has been run. Guess Sir Paul didn't even have enough money to bail NEMF out.

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 02:33:46 PM »
It's sad. I found the fleet very interesting. And yet the economy is very good....

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 03:38:27 PM »
I left NEMF at the end of the summer once my teaching career started getting busier. They werenít in great shape by that time and Iím sad to see that a lot of the guys I worked with are out of a job. I have no doubt theyíll be able to find work somewhere else, but itís still tough.

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 04:17:35 PM »
Sad, I always liked their livery. Candidate to be bought out? Surely there's some LTL company out there needing equipment.

Sucks for the employees though.

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 05:39:15 PM »
Sad, I always liked their livery. Candidate to be bought out? Surely there's some LTL company out there needing equipment.

Sucks for the employees though.
I think itís just going to be liquidation at this point. I could see Saia bolstering their young northeastern fleet with the new trailers NEMF has. Like Charlie said, a lot of the tractors are now within 10 years of age so I bet carriers buy those up quickly as well.

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 06:24:52 PM »
Hope someone buys a Mack R model & a pup to display at the Macungie show someday. :)

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 06:34:36 PM »
Hope someone buys a Mack R model & a pup to display at the Macungie show someday. :)
I donít know what will happen to those old Nations Way pups. Those things were BEAT. The Carrier trailers had a lot of life left in them though.

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 06:41:12 PM »
IMO some pretty valuable real estate on the table here too. Elizabeth NJ & Elkton MD come to mind. :)

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 06:51:26 PM »
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I donít know what will happen to those old Nations Way pups. Those things were BEAT. The Carrier trailers had a lot of life left in them though.

Pups from Nations Way?
Those would be in excess of 30 years old!

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 06:57:07 PM »
Pups from Nations Way?
Those would be in excess of 30 years old!
By NEMF standards they would be considered new equipment Rob. ;D

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 07:27:49 PM »
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I donít know what will happen to those old Nations Way pups. Those things were BEAT. The Carrier trailers had a lot of life left in them though.

Pups from Nations Way?
Those would be in excess of 30 years old!
They were, but I loaded a couple while I was there! Many still had the setup for garment racks back when NEMF and Eastern had a lot of clothing retail customers.

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 09:36:09 AM »
I enclosed a video about Carrier Industries and by association about the Shevell Group.

http://www.carrierindustries.com/video.html

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 04:59:20 PM »
Guess the high dollar Petes they bought drained more money out of the company then the old R model Macks they ran.

I highly doubt that the make of truck they chose was a big factor; Peterbilt probably made them the best offer . BTW, a lot of fleets have chosen Pete - so they aren't priced out of the ballpark.
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2019, 05:08:08 PM »
Guess the high dollar Petes they bought drained more money out of the company then the old R model Macks they ran.

I highly doubt that the make of truck they chose was a big factor; Peterbilt probably made them the best offer . BTW, a lot of fleets have chosen Pete - so they aren't priced out of the ballpark.

Shoulda put a  ;D :D after the sentence...Ö...it was meant as a joke. ::) Anyone whose watched NEMF over the years knows they liked to hang onto equipment...Ö...the new shiny wheels they bought came as a surprise to me. :o

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Re: New England Motor Freight is no more.
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