After 92 years in business, Bisson Transportation has decided to close the doors on its long-haul trucking unit and truck center.
The decision was made due to the continuing problem of driver shortage affecting the trucking industry as a result of multiple factors, including the 2008 recession where a lot of drivers exited the business.
With nationwide capacity shortages, trucking companies are in great need of drivers, offering sign-on bonuses as an incentive. Whereas Road Scholar Transport offers skilled drivers a $1500 sign-on bonus, Bob Cooper, President of Bisson who bought the business in 1990, explains, “We are a relatively small company and we can’t offer the sorts of bonuses and other incentives that some of the big national companies are offering to hire these guys,” an article in Sun Journal notes.
Bisson will be laying off 38 truck drivers and 23 additional workers, explaining that they would have needed to employ around 60 drivers to turn a decent profit, the article states.
Not only was the business “too small to offer incentives,” Cooper states, but “was too large to operate without overhead, infrastructure and support personnel, such as dispatchers and accountants” (http://www.sunjournal.com/news/city/2011/11/18/bisson-shuts-down-long-haul-trucking-service-operation-auburn/1117209).
Road Scholar Transport, however, employs a knowledgeable and courteous operations team that works closely together to maintain a close eye on your freight from pick up through delivery. When calling Road Scholar, you can be guaranteed to get a courteous transportation expert on the phone, not an automated system.
Although Bisson Transportation notified many of its employees of the closing, several being let go within the next two weeks, there are still drivers that have not been informed yet due to being on the road, the article notes, with Cooper already being contacted from trucking companies who want to recruit these drivers.
Bisson will continue their Moving & Storage, Document Security, and I&R Commercial Services business divisions as well as brokerage arm.
If you are a qualified truck driver looking for a company that offers great pay and benefits, home time, flexible schedules, and much more, apply today at http://www.roadscholar.com/employment.php.
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