TONTITOWN, Ark. – Arkansas-based PAM Transport, Inc. has temporarily laid off more than 50 employees. Arkansas news station, KATV Channel 7, has reported that these layoffs include office staff as well as drivers.
The layoffs are said to be a result of automotive plant closures in Michigan, which is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for PAM Transport said the company plans to bring the employees back on board as soon as possible.
Arkansas’s Talk Business & Politics reported that General Motors is PAM’s largest customer, and the automotive industry accounts for about half of the carrier’s business.