In a cost-cutting measure, Salt Lake City-based carrier C.R. England will be laying off 81 non-driver workers this week, reports Utah-based newspaper Desert News, who cites a memo circulated at the company recently.
The memo was issued by Chad England, says the report, and the job cuts are due to a stagnant economy, federal regulations and tightening driver market.
The company must cut its workforce, England says in the memo, to adjust for the amount of freight the company is capable of hauling.
C.R. England employs 8,245 people, so the cuts represent 1 percent of its workforce. Those laid off did receive severance packages, the report says.