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Covenant Transport Updates Southern Refrigerated Move

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 05/3/20 3:49 PM


CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEECovenant Transportation Group, Inc. has recently released more details on its plans for closing its Southern Refrigerated Transport (SRT) Texarkana, Arkansas terminal.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David R. Parker, commented: “Beginning May 1, 2020, CTG plans to wind down operations at the Texarkana, Arkansas terminal, which had primarily served as the operating center for solo-driven refrigerated service. CTG is continuing to provide its high-quality solo-driven refrigerated service. The terminal closure is expected to result in a permanent workforce reduction of approximately 150 support staff teammates, who will be provided severance and healthcare insurance support. This action, while regrettable and extremely painful to many in our enterprise and especially to those directly impacted, is necessary to focus our staffing and capital towards our targeted business units and to lower overhead costs. We plan to transfer all professional truck drivers and non-driving functions to our Chattanooga, Nashville, or Greeneville, Tennessee, locations. The enterprise has detailed plans in place with the objective of continuing to deliver outstanding service for our customers and support our professional driving force from these locations.”

SRT started with one truck in Saratoga in the 1980s.