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Less-than-truckload carrier New Penn to close Pennsylvania headquarters (with video)

Closing up shop in Lebanon (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

New Penn Motor Express (“New Penn”), one of three U.S.-based regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers controlled by YRC Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW), said Monday it will close its corporate offices in Lebanon, Pennsylvania after 88 years, and consolidate operations there with YRC’s Field Resource Center at the parent’s Overland Park, Kansas headquarters.

The closing is expected to occur on or around September 9, according to a memo from New Penn President Howard Moshier. Employees will be terminated on September 9 or within a two-week period starting on that date, Moshier said. 

No New Penn service centers in Pennsylvania and across its network will be affected by the move, the regional LTL said.

It is unclear how many New Penn employees work at the Lebanon headquarters. New Penn said the planned action may constitute a plant closing or mass layoff under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications Act, or WARN. Under the 1988 law, most employers with 100 or more employees are required to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs.

There are no provisions for employee transfers, re-assignment or bumping, New Penn said.

New Penn was founded in 1931 in Lebanon, which is less than 90 miles from Philadelphia.


  1. Vince P

    My heart goes out to the brother & sisters that made so many sacrifices already. The truth be told though, the company is looking for long term stability (YRC umbrella)
    If it has any chance , these changes need to happen. Having 4 separate headquarters is costly. I’m sure more change is on table. God bless, stay strong .

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.