Trucking company LME abruptly shuts down

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill (KWQC) – Trucking company LME Inc. announced Friday it has ceased operations.

The carrier, which has a terminal in Rock Island, has more than 600 drivers operating 1,200 tractors and trailers hauling freight around the Midwest, according to the company’s website.

LME posted on its website Friday the company “will no longer be making pickups or deliveries of freight due to unforeseen circumstances and have ceased operations.”

The company serves all of Iowa and Illinois among other Midwestern states and has a client list which includes John Deere and 3M.

KCCI reports LME employees learned of the company’s closure during a meeting Thursday and managers were unsure if the workers would be paid.

Viewers with loved ones employed at the LME terminal in Rock Island tell KWQC that employees there were scheduled to be paid Friday but did not receive paychecks.

One viewer says her boyfriend put in a full day's work at the Rock Island terminal Thursday only to learn Thursday night the company had ceased operations.