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New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

Elizabeth, N.J., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – New England Motor Freight, Inc. (the “Company” or “NEMF”) today announced that the Company and ten related entities have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on February 11, 2019. NEMF intends to use these proceedings to facilitate an orderly wind-down of its operations.

Vincent Colistra, a Senior Managing Director with Phoenix Management Services, Inc., and Chief Restructuring Officer for the Company, said, “We have worked hard to explore options for New England Motor Freight, but the macro-economic factors confronting this industry are significant.

Upon the recommendation of its advisors, the Company has determined that a Chapter 11 proceeding is the best mechanism to maximize the value of its assets for the benefit of its employees and various creditor constituencies.
Phoenix Management Services is serving as the Company’s financial and restructuring advisor.

About New England Motor Freight

New England Motor Freight, Inc. provides less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier services in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1977, the company is based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and has terminals in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

General RateIncrease (GRI) Effective Monday, February 4, 2019

Dear Valued Customer:

NEMF has implemented a 5.4% general rate increase effective Monday, February 4, 2019. All published floor minimum charges will be increased by $3.00

While NEMF remains committed to our customer’s expectations we are faced with increased costs associated with regulatory mandates, insurance premiums, new equipment & technology advancements.

Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact your Sales Account Executive.

Zachary W. Cohen
Director Yield Management
New England Motor Freight Inc.

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NEMF NT Service

Good afternoon,

With the capacity challenges in the marketplace we are seeing more and more requests for NT and time definite services. This is negatively impacting our ability to service all of this freight at certain terminals. As a result, we are going to be implementing the following changes effective July 2nd 2018:
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NEMF Open New Terminal in Fort Wayne, IN!

On June 4th, NEMF further expanded its terminal network by opening a new facility at 2532 Bremer Road in Ft Wayne, IN. The company will provide full state coverage by utilizing its new Fort Wayne terminal as well as its Indianapolis, IN terminal.
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