A big carrier with a colorful history goes bust

The 101-year-old NEMF has been linked to Jimmy Hoffa, a Supreme Court justice, and the Beatles.

May 2019

John Bendel


New England Motor Freight, a New Jersey-based LTL, filed for bankruptcy in February, just one year a
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John Bendel is Land Line’s contributing editor-at-large. A former trucker, former editor at National Lampoon and two trucking magazines, John is an author, photographer, and freelancer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many U.S. newspapers.