190 losing jobs with Meyers closure
BELLEVILLE, ON - About 190 people are losing their jobs this month as Meyers Transport prepares to close after 90 years in business, citing a steady drop in freight volumes. "LTL is definitely a volume business. You need critical mass," said Natalie Meyers, chairwoman of the business that had been counted among Canada's largest fleets. "The profitability in LTL just isn't there." Much of the company's freight came from industrial clients, which have been gradually declining in Eastern Ontario where the fleet is based. "There's not a lot of surprise," she says of the decision, "but more sadness." The owners just wanted to close the doors on their terms, rather than waiting for the situation to be forced on them.