FreightWorks Transportation & Logistics (FreightWorks), an asset-based truckload carrier, is a small family-owned business headed by President and CEO Joshua Farmer in Rutherford County, NC. While the company began with one used truck in 2012, FreightWorks had well over 100 trucks when they recently moved to their new facility at 668 Poors Ford Road in Rutherfordton. Their business has focused on a unique industry niche: hazmat, high-security, and temperature-controlled freight.
Like many other businesses, FreightWorks has found and overcome numerous challenges. During the last few years, the business faced new issues like Covid-19 absences and restrictions, the rise of inflation which increased costs, and now major customers who are also dealing with similar issues, are requesting concessions in shipping rates.
Local sources have reported that FreightWorks told employees of their decision to close on Monday and sent a video message to all their drivers. Operations are expected to cease on Friday.
The company has not yet released information publicly on their closure.